Q: What did the right eye say to the left eye?
A: Hey buddy, just between you and me, something smells!
Explanation: More jokes about your face!
The phrase “something smells” usually means that something is giving off, emitting, a bad smell. In this joke, “something smells” refers to the nose and the action of smelling, of noticing that there is a odor or aroma that the nose can detect.
That’s what makes this joke funny—the nose is between the eyes and it smells, it detects odors…but the nose itself does not smell bad, that is, give off a bad odor.
Here is something you can see that is beautiful but smells really bad: the corpse flower!