Originally posted by spanishcaravan
Well,the "white person smell" is supposedly the smell of wet dogs when they are wet in the rain. Native american's tell of stories that when it
would rain,they could smell the white men coming before they got there.
This is true, and is the "smell" talked about.
Much like people from the middle east and the asian subcontinent (india/bangladesh/pakistan) have a more distinct 'persperation smell', nice way of
saying an odor from sweat of the armpit and other areas of the body.
I was told they don't believe in keeping such ANAL hygiene practices as mainstream USA whilst living here, and because of it they may not wear
deoderant, or as much, or wash quite as often, or rather wash their pits quite as often. I'm really not sure which it is, but theres no insult here,
its just a distinct musty smell and you all know what im talking about. Typically you wil catch a whiff when buying something at a store or in the
mall where there is a Cashier of this nationality and he extends his arm to hand you your change or merchandise; this is when I usually smell it. The
local headshops where they sell pipes and incense and rolling papers/blunts, this is where I smell it most commonly. They also sell big ole middle
eastern hookah water pipes.. but they're a bit expensive.
Now white people have this smell, im white, im a mixed descendant of Anglo-Saxon(English), Germanic, Swedish/Gothi, and Celtic(Irish) with 'Nordic'
features (long face/noze, green eyes) and my hair is very fine and straight, much like certain species of Dogs. Hehe. And when it gets wet, naturally
it gives off a smell like when those Dogs with similar hair structure get wet. This is what I think is from excessive grease in the hair, when
combined with the water, producing some odd smell like that. Because dirty white people who dont wash much, their hair stinks alot more like Dog when
it is wet, as compared to say, my hair. My hair, clean, only smells like a wet Dog somewhat, its not something ppl a few feet away can smell. I think
this is from regular shampooing of the hair. The example given about the Indians smelling the Wet, White men coming, sounds credible. Back then,
washing the hair was pretty rare, at least in comparison to today's washing 'standards', and I could imagine they REAKED of wet Dog when it rained
on them, oh geez I bet it was quite bad too. Stick 500 of them together, then I bet you could smell that same scent DOWNWIND up to a mile away..
God Bless the Native Americans.. without them we would not have Corn and Tobacco! I mean, two awesome things.. no doubt about it. How'd you like to
live life with no cigarettes/cigars, no chew, nada, as well as no cornbread, no cornmeal, no sweet corn in a bowl, no sweet corn on the cob, no
kellog's CORNFLAKES.. i mean come on..
This right here, USA, must be the land of tha good and the plenty, the milk and the honey. It' s just that .. the Bible doesn't describe it that way
at all. Hmm.. its a sham! the Devil has the rug over our eyes! Quick get plastered!
[edit on 10/16/2006 by runetang]