Verboticism: Snufflephilia

Snufflephilia

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Created by: zxvasdf

Definition: n., A compulsive need to sniff everything and anything you pick up, even things that typically do not have distinctive odors. v., To habitually sniff everything within your grasp -- just to make sure it's fresh.

Pronunciation: Snuf fle philia

Sentence: Allergy season has the tendency to turn large groups with normal nostril behavior into snufflephiles. It is not just allergies that inflict people with snufflephilia; some individuals are inexorably compelled to sample the smorgasbord of odors populating this world.

Etymology: Snuffle (to sniff) & -philia (tendency towards)

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Comments: Snufflephilia

metrohumanx - 2008-10-27: 20:06:00
Odors are one of the most powerful memory-jogging senses we posess- the region of the brain that stores memories is intimately linked with the ability to smell.sniff sniff!

zxvasdf - 2008-10-28: 00:33:00
I reckon Proust made that school of thought popular. If you have children, it's advisable to impress upon them importance of a lesson with an unique, custom made smell.

metrohumanx - 2008-10-28: 17:46:00
I remember that "sour kid smell" all too well.