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Noisome

November 2011
Spot the Error

By 1:00 a.m., Ralph could no longer tolerate the blaring heavy metal music next door, so he called the police and complained about his inconsiderate, noisome neighbors.

Wow … loud, inconsiderate, AND stinky. Maybe Ralph should just move. At the very least, invest in a clothespin for his nose.

Have I totally lost you? Are you trying to figure out where I got stinky? Well, I got it from noisome. Noisome means having an extremely offensive smell; disagreeable; unpleasant.

In the “heavy metal” sentence above, it’s possible that Ralph’s neighbors were noisome, but one thing is for sure … they definitely were noisy.

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