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Chris -- 2011-03-08
These are/were little bottles containing ammonia. You see them in films being waved under the noses of people who feel faint.
I don’t think I’ve never* seen a bottle of smelling salts in real life. I don’t suppose many people have.
Watching a series about boxing I thought I heard Barry McGuigan say “smelling sauce” but with his Northern Irish accent it was hard to say. Interestingly, boxers may be people who still use smelling salts. Anyway it’s around:
You know the smelling sauce they use to wake up people who have fainted?
Arkansas seems to either revel in coming from behind to beat their opponents, or they need to invest in smelling sauce to wake up.
Man, Oh Man, is this guy stubborn,” he said as he got out the smelling sauce. (in Google Books)
.Please take some smelling sauce, now!
Minutes later, Jerold is awakened with some smelling sauce
......your head and lose sight of your target, this is a very common amateur mistake will undoubtedly have you waking up to smelling sauce if you continue doing it.
I have had to reach for smelling sauce
*Oops, too much Spanish!
Last edited by JuanTwoThree (2012-01-24 07:16:38)