Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 10:59:02 -0400 From: Brenda Lester Subject: Re: Bleach My _American Heritage Dictionary_ has smelt as the pass tense of smell. On Tue, 8 Jul 1997, Duane Campbell wrote: > A commercial just flashed past for Chlorox bleach. Several women (sexist) > commenting on the smell of bleach. One asks rhetorically, "Would I use more > if it smelt better?" > > I found that interesting. You might expect to hear "smelt" somewhere back > in the hills, but not from the mouth of an obviously middle class woman in > a commercial made for national distribution. Yet it had to be intentional. > > > Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > >