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MrsAckles

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Posted: 03 March 2008 at 8:45pm | IP Logged
Okay what is the deal with moth balls. every now and again when I walk down somewhere and a desi (freshies/dippers) walk next to me, I get a sudden rush of moth ball smell. It is just horrible

Whyyyyyyy???? Why are they so paranoid? Also the pesticide and chemical in these balls can't be safe to human specially little children. It must do have some side effects.

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they help preserve the clothes from being eaten away by bugs. that's what the big deal is. and no, it aint just a desi thing. just that folks here have their clothes dry-cleaned or hung out for a while before they wear them again, so the smell's gone. good thing, those moth-balls.Smile

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Oh I tell you its still better than not scraping the tounge every day and torturing the people around with their bad breath...I was kind of taken aback when I first got to know that the non desi people have no concept of scraping the tounge and most of the time they make do with just a mouth wash...DeadShocked


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Posted: 04 March 2008 at 11:10am | IP Logged
Originally posted by raksha.l

Oh I tell you its still better than not scraping the tounge every day and torturing the people around with their bad breath...I was kind of taken aback when I first got to know that the non desi people have no concept of scraping the tounge and most of the time they make do with just a mouth wash...DeadShocked




I am so with you on that one!
Some of my ABCD cousins look at me as it is an alien thing to do. It is far better than chewing gums all day to smell okay.
Yikes! Dead

@topic: What you have said is extremely exaggerated. It is only once in a while that you "actually" smell those mothballs. You are talking as if every other desi smells like that. I don't know which place you went, but from I smell, I have not come across that more than like twice. Confused

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Posted: 04 March 2008 at 4:22pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by raksha.l

Oh I tell you its still better than not scraping the tounge every day and torturing the people around with their bad breath...I was kind of taken aback when I first got to know that the non desi people have no concept of scraping the tounge and most of the time they make do with just a mouth wash...DeadShocked

you go raksha.1ji. These days moth balls have the wonderful smell of lavender, unlike mouth washes that smell like phenol and don't cover the nasty breath anyway.Ouch

 



Edited by bunbutt_too - 04 March 2008 at 4:48pm

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I thought air freshners smell better than mothballs Tongue . But I agree about the few flavors of mouthwashes. And abt the bad mouthwash breath Ouch Dead

I think more and more americans are using tongue scrapers these days. Have you not seen tooth brushes with tongue scrapers these days??? It just that we have to make others aware of oral hygene and they will adapt Embarrassed


Edited by Dabulls23 - 04 March 2008 at 4:34pm

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Posted: 04 March 2008 at 8:48pm | IP Logged
mothballs have become "mouth"balls in this post! Wink

MrsAckles

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Posted: 04 March 2008 at 8:51pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by chatbuster


they help preserve the clothes from being eaten away by bugs. that's what the big deal is. and no, it aint just a desi thing. just that folks here have their clothes dry-cleaned or hung out for a while before they wear them again, so the smell's gone. good thing, those moth-balls.Smile


i know what moth balls are used for, thanks for reiterating.. i just don't understand why they are used for day to day wear?

It was a simple comment, no need to get so worked up and start a "us" vs "them" convo thank you

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