Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 13:23:31 -0500 From: Blue Roses Subject: "Smell of" Here at Auburn University, I have come across an interesting use of the phrase "smell of." In Auburn, AL, I have heard people use it to mean the same thing as the verb "smell." For instance, my boyfriend once instructed me to "smell of the roses" he had given me. Most recently, I heard a friend ask his fiance to "Smell of this food--do you think it has gone bad?" I most often hear it used as a command to sniff something, as in, "Smell of this." Has anyone else come across this usage? I would also like to know if DARE has any information on this topic. Thank you in advance. Sincerely, Angela Schmidt