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Smoking makes me blush
And smell rather strongly
I'll achieve my purpose
If you answer this wrongly

Who am I?

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You are a

herring

Smoking makes me blush

Smoking herring turns it red.

And smell rather strongly

Smoked herring has a strong smell.

I'll achieve my purpose if you answer this wrongly

A red herring is a clue meant to be misleading.

Short, but not sweet

A herring is a small fish, and it does not taste sweet!

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  • $\begingroup$ I was literally coming here to post this. $\endgroup$ – question_asker Jan 5 '16 at 20:16
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. The title is also a clue of sorts, so you may want to add that. $\endgroup$ – user17947 Jan 5 '16 at 20:32
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You are a

Butt

Short, but not sweet

Pun hiding "but" in the title, also, I don't know any sweet butts.

Smoking makes me blush

Cigarette butts have a red ember (blush) when you smoke.

And smell rather strongly

Both smoking and butts can smell rather strong.

I'll achieve my purpose
If you answer this wrongly

Because I have probably answered this wrong, I will be the butt of the joke.

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    $\begingroup$ i wanted to know what butt is...guess what i found when i googled it..;) $\endgroup$ – manshu Jan 5 '16 at 18:54
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    $\begingroup$ Well, you got the last part right (you answered this wrongly). Anyway, nice answer. :-) $\endgroup$ – user17947 Jan 5 '16 at 19:00

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