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17 April 2018

O Is For "Oloroso" {Odorous} | A To Z Challenge


In my ongoing efforts to learn Spanish, I'm highlighting a different Spanish word each day during April as part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I'm also sharing the random thoughts that through my head as I try to pronounce them.

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Today's Spanish word is >>oloroso<< (odorous). And now for today's random thoughts:

1 - Boats can be stinky. It usually has something to do with the head (bathroom). We have a marine toilet on board. When we flush it, the waste goes into a holding tank, or, as I like to call it, the >>PPB<<. I'll let you see if you can figure that one out.

2 - If you live in an RV or on boat, this will be nothing new for you. But if you live on land, just take a minute to contemplate the thought of having your waste in a box near your bedroom. Gross, huh?

3 - Things can get smelly when the joker valve needs to be changed, the odor seeps through your hoses, or something goes terribly wrong with your holding tank.

4 - Did you know that they make air freshener which smells like vanilla frosting?

5 - If you haven't figured out what >>PPB<< stands for and/or want a little tour of our head and details on our waste management system, click here. You'll find more pictures there, like the one below.


Does your home/boat/RV ever stink? What do you do to get rid of the odor? Like the fishies hanging in our bathroom / head?

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20 comments:

  1. We have stuff we put in the blackwater tank in our RV that helps keep the smell down, plus we dump it frequently, so usually we don't have a problem. Love your fishies!

    Dena
    https://denapawling.blogspot.com/

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    1. We've got some of that stuff too. I think it helps to some extent.

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  2. Your fish are a very nice decorative touch, and our house smells like cats no matter how hard we try. It is what it is.

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    1. They are pretty cute, aren't they :-) Yeah, you really can't get rid of that pet smell, but they're worth it.

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  3. I like your fish! Very cute. We had campers when I was growing up and this is one of the reasons I never wanted one. ~grin~ SO and I would rather just set up a tent, though that hasn't happened in years. Meanwhile, my father is on his way to visit us from Florida in his mini Winnebago that a FL neighbor termed his 'little red suitcase'. Hahahaha... Be well!

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  4. I live in a house and our bathroom is still a stink producer. ;)

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    1. Yeah, but that's probably because you live with all those boys :-)

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  5. I was expecting something about sherry when I saw your title! I always supposed Oloroso Sherry came from a place called Oloroso. Doh! Then I thought, surely they wouldn’t call sherry odorous? However, Wikipedia defines it in sherry terms as scented. Much more pleasant …

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  6. No ours doesn't smell. We have a Purasan hold and treat that has a filter. It works very well and no odor at all. Can't say that with our old system though. Nothing worse than that smell.

    Have a fabulous day, Ellen. ♥

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    1. I know some people how have a system like that and love it.

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  7. When you're out on the ocean, would anyone really know if you peed in the ocean?

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    1. No, they wouldn't. In many places you discharge directly. They don't have facilities to deal with pumping out or treatment.

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  8. I have come across some stinky places- mainly public places. But this word was new to me!

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  9. I have been experimenting with solutions to put in the toilet in our caravan. A mixture of Nappy San, washup detergent, eucalyptus oil and warm water is an economical treatment. Even so it has to be emptied every three days. I figure after all the nappies I’ve changed that emptying a porta potti is no big deal.

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    1. The eucalyptus oil sounds interesting. I guess if you've changed lots of diapers, then you'd be well used to it :-)

      BTW, when I click on your profile, I don't get a link to a blog (if you have one). Wanted to pop by and say hi.

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  10. Smells disguise each other. Something fishy?

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