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Are You Smelling What I’m Stepping In?

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Mickey from Austin, Texas, is curious about a phrase his mother uses: Are you smelling what I’m stepping in? meaning “Do you understand what I’m saying?” It likely derives from Black English Do you smell me? and Do you feel me? and is probably related as well to You smell what I’m cooking? a variant of which, Do you smell what the Rock is cooking? became a catchphrase for professional wrestler Duane “The Rock” Johnson. This is part of a complete episode.

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