This thread made me think of Samuel Webster, of Webster's dictionary fame, who was as meticulous in his language as he was slovenly in his person. A woman of high ranking approached him once and and scolded "Mr Webster, you smell!"
"On the contrary, Madame," Webster corrected. "YOU smell; I stink!"
My furs are not in storage, nor draped across the bed. They're peering out the kennel door just waiting to be fed.