Verboticism: Olscan

'Eewhh! I should have done a visual inspection first.'

DEFINITION: To systematically sniff your clothing as you remove it, in order to determine whether or not any of it can be "safely" worn again.

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Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: ohl.scan

Sentence: He was very diligent about subjecting each individual piece of clothing to a triple olscan after he took it off, the first one at arm's length, the second, closenosier to determine the type of deodorant that would cover up whatever the particular odour of the day and the third to make sure he would remember the smell for later comparison.

Etymology: olfactory+scan

Points: 872

Comments: Olscan

Alchemist - 2007-03-05: 08:38:00
closnosier and closnosier, the funk did creep...great sentence!

BMott - 2007-03-09: 00:07:00
Very creative, loved this!