Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 10:59:02 -0400
From: Brenda Lester brenles[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CODY.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
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]epix.net