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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:15 PM
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Is there a smell that you CANNOT STAND, though most people like it?
Mine: Microwave popcorn. I'd rather stand in the middle of a pile of burning tires. Blech.

Also, the smell of cooked shrimp and crabs really grosses me out, but that's probably instinctive because I'm allergic to shellfish.

Redstone
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:16 PM
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1. I totally agree...and...
the next person in my office who burns popcorn in the microwave...is gonna have a microwave shaped dent in their skull. Blech.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:17 PM
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2. Ugh, me too
That fake "butter." :puke:

Also, I get ill driving past a McDonald's... that smell too...
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:17 PM
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3. YES! Microwave popcorn = blech!
Edited on Mon May-02-05 08:18 PM by brainshrub
I don't mind eating popcorn that much, but the smell... yuck.

And the smell of a Taco Bell.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:18 PM
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4. Potpourri
and 95% of commercial perfumes.

Flowers good, potpourri bad.
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:19 PM
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5. Creamed Salmon soup...or anything salmon.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:20 PM
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6. None for me, I'm anosmic
If you don't know what that means...

http://www.maxuk.net/nose.html
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:41 PM
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37. that's sad!
:-(

For all the bad things out there to smell, I would never want to miss out on all the good things.
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LosinIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 06:16 AM
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50. I know what it means, I'm phantosmic
I smell stuff that isn't there. Of course it can't be roses or something good. What I was smelling was stuff like swamp water and rancide lip balm. My neurologist put me on anti-seizure medication and that has worked so far. Fingers crossed. It was really becoming unbearable.
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:21 PM
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7.  Certain kinds of underarm deodrant
Some of it almost makes me wretch. I'd rather smell smelly sweat.
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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:23 PM
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8. I despise the smell of bananas
I like to eat them, but only if they are a bit green an chalky.
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Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:23 PM
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9. Air fresheners! No lie!!
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:38 PM
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19. God, yes. Especially those plug-in electric ones.
Redstone
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:16 PM
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26. Yes! Yes!! YES!!!!
Me, too!!

They all smell like shit. Well, not literally like shit, but their smell is always worse than the smell the assholes are trying to covering up with them.

Plus, they're nothing but pure pollution.
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:25 PM
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10. I'm not sure
I'd have to have a list of the smells that most people like before I decide I cannot stand one smell or another that I find on the list.
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tyedyeto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:26 PM
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11. One word : Coconut! n/t
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Cush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:27 PM
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12. Coffee, coffee and, oh yes, coffee
did I mention Coffee?
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:28 PM
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14. I agree!!!!
I hate coffee in general.
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:26 PM
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30. And Chaska makes it three.
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Field Of Dreams Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:28 PM
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13. Patchouli
n/t
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:39 PM
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20. I think that most people (including me) detest patchuoli;
it's only the few who use it who like it.

Redstone
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:19 PM
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28. That was the first thing that came to my mind.
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:34 PM
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34. It wouldn't be so bad
If so many hippies didn't use it as a subsitute to actual bathing.
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:29 PM
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15. The smell of pumpkin pie makes me want to retch.
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:31 PM
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16. The smell of laundry that hung outside to dry.
I can't stand the smell of it OR the feel. Give me a dryer and fabric softener sheets!
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:37 PM
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17. Synthetic fruit smells
The sort that go in most children's candies. One sniff and I'm green around the gills for hours.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 08:54 AM
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51. Especially artificial WATERMELON! It smells like paint thinner.
My kids are not allowed to eat that stuff around me.

Redstone
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:38 PM
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18. Licorice
nothing can make me gag faster
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 08:40 PM
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21. I'd have to vote for microwave popcorn
Although as a hamburger hater, it grosses me out to be around people scarfing them down. I know - I'm weird.
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Lady President Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:02 PM
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22. Freshly mowed grass
I don't understand why cut grass is supposed to smell so good. It just doesn't. I live in the 'burbs so I wake up every Sat. and Sun. to that retched smell.

I also dislike the smell of microwave popcorn, pine trees (or gin because they smell the same to me), and many cooked meats (esp. bacon).
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AnnitaR Donating Member (958 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 05:45 AM
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48. Me too! Yuck!
Every freakin Sunday morning my landlord's daugher mows the grass. Stinks my apt for the rest of the day.

Don't know what's worse the smell, being woke up at 11am by a big ass lawnmower, or hearing my landlord scream at her wild as hell grandkids while her daughter is mowing the lawn.

The only other smell I detest is coffee. Blech.
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:10 PM
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23. Doesn't everyone hate micro-burned popcorn?
My smell of hatred? Cosmetics. The smells of makeup and perfume really disgust me.

My favorite smell? Just stick my head out the window when the honeysuckle is in bloom.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:12 PM
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24. Crab and shrimp for me.
I am allergic to shellfish as well. I just about puke when I smell any shellfish.

I used to eat it all the time, but now that I'm allergic I can't stand it.
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:14 PM
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25. Most perfumes
They make me sick. And when I lived in Florida, there was a smell created by the spores that pop up everywhere, sorta sickenly lime like, that made me sick. The worst, though, is the smell of a rotting corpse.

When I was in college in NH, there was a speed freak that I knew who used to NEVER sleep. One day, Lenny was knocking on my door at 7 a.m. saying, WAKE UP YOU GOTTA SEE THIS.

So humoring him we got up and followed him. There was an abandoned AF radar station right near campus. So we walk in and as we get close to the bunkers and stuff, there is the overwhelming smell of rotting meat. We look around for a dead deer or something and find a pipe pumping out the smell.

So we walk further in and find a bunch of bunkers and old abandoned rusting radar dishes. Except when we go down into a bunker, we find a cup of coffee. Still hot. With the torn sugar containers next to it.

So now I am creeped out. Someone is watching us for sure. We go from bunker to bunker and there are small signs of life everywhere. A fresh cig butt, a fresh plastic bag, and so on. So we walk around saying come out come out wherever you are, and nothing happens. Then we found a camera buried in the earth, scanning. I have a feeling there was a deeper bunker, but we couldn't find the entrance.

So we went back to the UNH library to research that plot of land. It was supposedly sold to a private firm after WWII. But the firm didn't exist. So we go back the next day and suddenly there is a HUGE wire fence already built.

It still cracks me up. Probably a CIA thing or something. When we went back to search the records again, they were gone.

That has little to do with smells, except if you have ever smelled a decomposed corpse, you understand why most people would have turned around and left.
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:26 PM
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31. ALL perfumes.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:18 PM
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27. **(@^&*($%# Fabric Softener
What the f---?!

Nothing but pollution, to begin with - and completely and utterly uneccessary pollution at that.

But it all smells awful!! Bounce, Downy, whatever. Super perfumed earth-destroying unnecessary shit.

When I lived in Harlem, some of the Dominican women would put two, three, four Bounce sheets into the dryer! I could often smell the fabric softener on the people ON THE SUBWAY!

But even outside that ridiculous overdoing it, I hate the smell of the shit, and I hate the fact that selfish people are destroying my planet by using it.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:23 PM
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29. Oh yeah. If you work in a cubicle, you smell that all the time.
I can't even stand to eat nuked popcorn anymore. I also hate the smell of any perfume or cologne. There's one guy at work who I keep away from cuz he must bath in cologne. I can walk down a hallway and know where he stood several minutes earlier.
And cilantro. It is the foulest smelling herb I know of.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:27 PM
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32. Cilantro, yes - terrible smell. Almost hurts my nose.
Not sure why that is, but it really bothers the nose, like someone's sticking pins in it.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:55 PM
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39. It's like a strong chemical smell to me
I don't feel the pins but I do have a sense of mortal danger when I smell it. I once grabbed a bunch, thinking it was basil, and snorted it up close. Pfeh! I love the smell of basil. It, conversely, smells rejuvenating somehow.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:28 PM
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33. Most scented candles.
Especially the vanilla and "berry" scented ones. Yechhh! I go into some gift shops where they sell a lot of scented candles and I just want to hurl -- can hardly wait to get out of there.
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:36 PM
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35. Vinegar makes me sick
Except on fish and chips. :7
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:39 PM
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36. Fabric softener
At least I assume people like the smell, since so many use it.
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:47 PM
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38. New Car- it gives me a headache and makes me nauseas
:puke:
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 09:56 PM
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40. Coconut
Smell, taste, texture. Everything about it:Milk, shredded, whole.

Must be past life desert island thing. Also don't like the tropics very much. It's too humid. The sun is too hot. The wind blows. The sand is too sticky. Only I have found paradise and it made me cranky.

Coconut scented suntan lotion:ugh.

Pina coladas. No no no

All my life as a kid...birthday cake topped with shredded coconut! (they didn't know..it was a surprise!) Risking the box of chocolates and it's got white inside.

A life ruined by one heavy furry fruit.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 10:02 PM
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41. Fish being fried
:-(
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kclown Donating Member (459 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 10:06 PM
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42. Same, for going on 20 years n/t
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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 02:23 AM
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43. Fried Eggs and Bacon
Honest to God, up until my dad passed away, if we didn't go out to eat, my mom used to cook bacon and eggs for breakfast almost every morning AND for dinner about 4-5 nights a week. Nowadays, I almost never eat breakfast (I'll eat cereal as a late night snack though), and I ask if the lunch menu is available if I'm forced to go out to a restaurant for breakfast.
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mr blur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 02:27 AM
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44. The smell of meat cooking
Death warmed up. Or the smell of meat at a butcher's counter etc. I know I'm a vegetarian and in the minority but when you haven't eaten it for 25 years it really doesn't smell too good.
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 03:20 AM
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45. Green apple scent. Reminds me of stink-bugs. YUCK! n/t
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 03:24 AM
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46. cilantro
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jukes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 05:35 AM
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47. "victory"
i detest the smell of victory!





& coconut, esp the artificials like tan lotion, is VILE!
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 05:45 AM
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49. patchouli, freshly mowed grass, and any kind of seafood.
Blech! :puke:
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luvLLB Donating Member (394 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 09:02 AM
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52. roasted chicken....I can't stand it in the grocery store..nausiating.
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