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October 2nd, 2020, 3:05 pm

Jolly little shanty, what? Damp squib.
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October 3rd, 2020, 1:19 pm

Squids aren't dumb!
 
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October 3rd, 2020, 1:38 pm

But given their aquatic environment they do tend to be damp.
 
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October 3rd, 2020, 1:47 pm

Jolly little shanty, what? Damp squib
A "squib" actually exists:

squib /skwib/
noun
1. a small firework that burns with a hissing sound before exploding.
2. a short piece of satirical writing.

So, a damp squib as opposed to say dry wit.

I think he is being clever - using Joycean obscure words in the English language.
 
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October 3rd, 2020, 2:16 pm

Last I got dampened when my vocal bridge has collapsed. I sunk at the octoponic scale.
 
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October 3rd, 2020, 4:24 pm

Last I got dampened when my vocal bridge has collapsed. I sunk at the octoponic scale.
Reminds me of something Traden4Alpha would say, but with less assonance.

"A Squib is someone who was born into a wizarding family but hasn’t got any magic powers. Kind of the opposite of Muggle-born wizards, but Squibs are quite unusual.
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October 3rd, 2020, 4:26 pm

Jolly little shanty, what? Damp squib
A "squib" actually exists:

squib /skwib/
noun
1. a small firework that burns with a hissing sound before exploding.
2. a short piece of satirical writing.

So, a damp squib as opposed to say dry wit.

I think he is being clever - using Joycean obscure words in the English language.
I know it can be hard keeping up. Joyce would have no chance.

We used squibs on Halloween to keep the banshees away.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsOHvP1XnRg
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October 3rd, 2020, 4:35 pm

Last I got dampened when my vocal bridge has collapsed. I sunk at the octoponic scale.
please, "squib" not "Squid"


The first thing to say about the expression 'damp squib' is that is is 'squib', not 'squid'. Squid are a species of cephalopod. In their natural environment squid are usually damp but that's as near to this phrase as they are likely to get. Having mentioned squid I ought also to get the other notable squiddish play on words out of the way - the old joke "Hey, where's that sick squid you owe me?". Having done our linguistic duty with squid, we can now move on to 'damp squib'.
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Squib, not squid.
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A squib is a form of firework, usually cylindrical in shape with a paper fuse at one end, which provides a mild explosion - think 'dynamite lite'. Clearly, fireworks work best when they are dry. Anyone who, at a backyard bonfire, has lit the blue touch paper and retired only to see the firework phut and fizzle out will know the disappointment of a damp squib.
In the 16th century, 'squibs' were also short, sharp literary compositions of a satirical or sarcastic character. Both the 'firework' meaning and the 'satire' meaning are first found in print in the 1520s and it isn't entirely clear which came first.
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October 3rd, 2020, 5:57 pm

please, "squib" not "Squid"

Is that a Spoonerism or a Malapropism?
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October 3rd, 2020, 5:58 pm

Last I got dampened when my vocal bridge has collapsed. I sunk at the octoponic scale.
please, "squib" not "Squid"
I did provide them with the information, but we can also roll with it. : D

Hey, Cuchulainn, it's the weekend, canna lend me a few s'quid?

or

k lost her voice last night - must have been those s'quidelicious vegan pseudo-squid rings. (s'quick-fried in sq'chickpea batter no doubt.) 

or

These squid squibs are really challenging - and we haven't even take a crack at the Kraken yet. Need a few pints of Craic for that!

I lift my glass to Traden - he would win the All-time Allegorical Absurdist Alliteration Award.

Today I am making masks (with tentacle-ties) and will retire to the Needle Exchange shortly.
 
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October 3rd, 2020, 7:00 pm

reflecting from his own individual person life unlivable, trans-
accidentated through the slow fires of consciousness into a divi-
dual chaos, perilous, potent, common to allflesh, human only,
mortal) but with each word that would not pass away the squid-
self which he had squirtscreened from the crystalline world
waned chagreenold and doriangrayer in its dudhud. This exists
that isits after having been said we know. And dabal take dab-
nal! And the dal dabal dab aldanabal! So perhaps, agglaggagglo-
meratively asaspenking, after all and arklast fore arklyst on his
last public misappearance, circling the square, for the deathfete
of Saint Ignaceous Poisonivy, of the Fickle Crowd (hopon the
sexth day of Hogsober, killim our king, layum low!

Oscar Wilde?
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October 3rd, 2020, 7:49 pm

reflecting from his own individual person life unlivable, trans-
accidentated through the slow fires of consciousness into a divi-
dual chaos, perilous, potent, common to allflesh, human only,
mortal) but with each word that would not pass away the squid-
self which he had squirtscreened from the crystalline world
waned chagreenold and doriangrayer in its dudhud. This exists
that isits after having been said we know. And dabal take dab-
nal! And the dal dabal dab aldanabal! So perhaps, agglaggagglo-
meratively asaspenking, after all and arklast fore arklyst on his
last public misappearance, circling the square, for the deathfete
of Saint Ignaceous Poisonivy, of the Fickle Crowd (hopon the
sexth day of Hogsober, killim our king, layum low!

Oscar Wilde?
you cannot pull the sheep over this wolf's eyes!

Finnegan's Wake, line and verse with squid in it 

we do love FW for itself, as well as the fact that it greatly irritates The Proprietor. : D

On the subject of the perilous Kraken: squid = akkar and did Karl Ove Knausgaard, for example, ever mention "akkar" in his original texts?

His style is more like Proust than JJ, but even so - it is a vast body of work. However, that is a question for another day. 

I am baking apple pies (no fishy stuff involved there!) and may consider writing "The Black Squid" - a satirical version of the BS.
 
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October 3rd, 2020, 10:10 pm

Not in the mud for jouks...

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