I wonder what a battery acid means here. "The kid smelled like a mixture of sweat, mud and slowly cooking battery acid." Does batter acid mean 'coffee' here, by any chance?
Aug 18, 2018 6:29 AM
Answers · 3
No. Some batteries (especially in automobiles) actually contain liquid acid, which can leak out. I don't think many people know what battery acid smells like. Most likely, this is a creative expression describing a metallic smell.
August 18, 2018
I too would be surprised if most people don't know what battery acid smells like, at least in general. . LIkely the piece is literal, suggesting he smelt like battery acid, combined with those other things.
August 18, 2018
Acually battery acid has a sulfhiric acid smell. Many relate sulfhiric acid to smelling like rotten eggs, I do believe. If someone else can agree.
August 18, 2018
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