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Negative ConnotationPlay
Pong usually describes an off-putting smell, suggesting a negative reaction. SlideAfter the workout, my gym clothes had a distinct pong.
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Intensity of SmellPlay
Use 'pong' when the smell is strong enough to notice immediately upon entering an area. SlideThe entire hallway had a pong of wet paint.
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Informal UsePlay
'Pong' is quite casual, so it's not appropriate for formal writing or discussions. SlideAh, what's that pong? Did something rot in the fridge?