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By Anon - / Thursday 12 January 2012 13:34 / Australia
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By  Miss_Michaela  |  10

That kind of activity is not to be sniffed at.

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  Thatoneguy021  |  0

"Today, my owner sniffed me. Pleasurably. I'm an armpit and i haven't been washed in two days. FML"

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My armpits smell like cheesesteak subs when I don't shower.

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  ICATiger  |  13

It smell... beautiful....

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  DrMime  |  10

Back in me old country, armpit sniffing was used to determine the strongest male in the village, and subsequently: the right to mate. My advice is embrace the stench and wear it with pride! Who knows, maybe you'll attract a female!

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  AmbrosiaWriter  |  17

Actually you got that backwards, the literal translation for eau de toilette is "water of toilette" and the general translation is "perfume." When you have a literal translation you take each word and translate it. So for example, "le livre de francais" is "the book of French" whereas the general translation would be "French book."

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  raphanne_fml  |  33

#44 Yes, but here "toilette" doesn't mean "toilet" as in where you go when you have an urging business to do. "La toilette" is old French for "washing yourself". "LE toilette" or "LES toilettes" would be the French for "toilets".

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  Savra_fml  |  17

122, I could argue with you but then we would both be wrong. I think a French person would know best how to speak French, no? After all, you guys are speaking their language, so you are allowed to make mistakes.

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  raphanne_fml  |  33

It's true that French from Belgium is slightly different sometimes. For me it would sound odd to hear "la toilette", as it's something that some old people in France would say. But French is always different depending where you are.

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  Fruit_Dealer  |  9

I am savouring this moment... Ok done. Being french, I can correct some of you :D Truth is, when talking about toilets, there's only the plural form in french ("les" or "aux toilettes") saying "la" or "le" toilette are both mistakes. As for the other meaning, "toilette" is still used today when talking about washing oneself, and can be used to mean arranging oneself as well (example: brushing hair, applying creams, etc.)

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  raphanne_fml  |  33

#179 Bonjour! I'm French, and I live in France. French from France, French Canadian, or Belgium French are sometimes different. Saying "le toilette" or "la toilette" are not incorrect, "le toilette" is the object (yes, we can also say "les toilettes"), and "la toilette" is cleaning yourself, as we said. But it's considered a bit old to say it, at least in France, but maybe not in Québec. Sorry to bother everyone on this thread with this!

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  ShroomsOnAcid  |  15

@ wrwrestler8 -> Here's another thing though - we've gone from being clean to completely masking our natural scents. Scent is just as important as other senses when it comes to attraction in humans, as we are just another animal after all. In fact, I remember reading that people who find each other's body odor at least tolerable or even slightly pleasant are more likely to be romantically compatible. Don't get me wrong, of course personal hygiene is important - it's just something to think about. Even more so because of the fact that in other countries (as in, not America), people generally don't shower as often, and manage to do so without any noticeable bad smell.

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  ShroomsOnAcid  |  15

What the hell?! Now the numbers changed! Sorry for all the posts but just to be clear, wrwrestler8 is who I'm replying to, and it would be awesome if somehow my post could magically teleport to its intended rightful place. *wink wink*

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  ShroomsOnAcid  |  15

@ wrwrestler8 -> I'd just like to point out that you're all lucky you have access to and can afford clean water to shower with whenever you like as often as you like. Most of the world does not have that privilege. Also, while evolutionary science can explain many characteristics of our behavior even today, there is such a thing as taking it farther than intended by nature. And no, none of us have the authority to say where to draw the line. We can only think about it and discuss it. For example, from an evolutiony standpoint, men favor hourglass figures and ample breasts. But what have we taken this to today? Plastic surgery, exaggerating this to cartoonish proportions, which need I remind you, men still do enjoy more than they care to admit. Of course, the case of showering is a bit different, but I'm just reminding everyone to give it some thought. Just because men/women favored being popular, rich, charismatic etc. does not mean we can overlook the drawbacks.

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