How does he smell?
Does that mean how the he will
smell other things or how
For example: If there is a dog who doesn't have a nose and a person asks the owner the above question.
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A very old comedy routine, performed by two people.
Person A: I say I say I say.
Person B: What do you say?
Person A: My dog's got no nose.
Person B: No nose? How does he smell?
Person A: Bloody awful!
The joke is based on two possible meanings of 'smell' - (1) be able to sense odours (2) have an odour. Person B means to ask "By what means is the dog able to sense the odours of things around himself?" Person A comedically misinterprets the question as "What is the quality or nature of the dog's own odour?"