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They usually are, aren't they? 😕

(73 Posts)
phoenix Tue 05-May-20 12:58:37

Squids, usually are damp, well in my limited experience. Wouldn't be good for them to be dry, surely?

MawB Tue 05-May-20 12:59:31


shysal Tue 05-May-20 13:10:40

I think it is damp squib, a firework!

merlotgran Tue 05-May-20 13:14:20


phoenix Tue 05-May-20 13:14:43

Correct, shysal, but someone on the radio definitely referred to a damp squid!

GabriellaG54 Tue 05-May-20 13:39:53

Ignorance abounds.
Prob too young to know about damp squiBs.

NfkDumpling Tue 05-May-20 14:12:09

I’m so pleased you brought that up, Phoenix. It’s something I’ve always wondered about.

phoenix Tue 05-May-20 14:31:25

Don't think so Gabriella pretty sure it was a either a mature student, or the mother of someone at university.

phoenix Tue 05-May-20 14:33:33

Funny how often phrases get misused!

A friend keeps saying that she's been furlonged confused

SalsaQueen Tue 05-May-20 14:37:34

A friend of mine sais her husband has been furloffed grin

SalsaQueen Tue 05-May-20 14:37:49


cavewoman Tue 05-May-20 14:39:23

Another one is "scotch free"

So you got away with it sober, then?

phoenix Tue 05-May-20 14:56:09

Ah, SalsaQueen the old "ough" pronunciation thing!

Try this:

"The farmer with the cough, drove his plough through the trough" !

Witzend Tue 05-May-20 15:00:07

That’s quite enough, though!

SueDonim Tue 05-May-20 15:06:16

My niece often says she’s balled her eyes out at a soppy film or book. I have visions of ping pong balls running riot in her house!

Daddima Tue 05-May-20 15:08:24

My aunt loved ‘ dolphin nose’ potatoes.

phoenix Tue 05-May-20 15:10:28

Oh Daddima that's a classic! grin

Callistemon Tue 05-May-20 15:13:02

I liked Mrs Malaprop!!
Can't be rivalled wink
My MIL used them a lot, as well as Spoonerisms.

Lucca Tue 05-May-20 15:14:12

Is it “off your own bat”: or “off your own back”?

phoenix Tue 05-May-20 15:15:31

I have a friend who could mangle words for Britain!

Talking about relationships, she declared that she believed in mahogany (and presumably other hard woods) didn't like her new glasses as they made her look like Dave Haemorrhage confused until I realised she meant Dame Edna Everage! grin and saw a house she loved because it had such Panasonic views.

phoenix Tue 05-May-20 15:29:09

Oh yes Callistemon Spoonerisms!

Many years ago I had a friend who worked for British Gas in the customer service department, dealing with enquiries from people who were expecting visits from engineers.

She managed 2 within one conversation, I will put what she meant to say, and leave it to you to work out what she actually said!

"Oh, yes Mrs Jones, I can see that you job is listed on the fitters sheet for today, he will be round to fit your parts this morning"

Callistemon Tue 05-May-20 15:32:35


Did she ever realise?
My MIL didn't!

phoenix Tue 05-May-20 15:44:25

Yes, she did on that occasion! She told us about it, blushing but giggling at the same time!

Lucca I've never been quite sure about that one myself confused

SueDonim Tue 05-May-20 15:53:19

When I had a job in a chemist shop a woman came in and asked for ‘Some of that cyanide toothpaste for my husband.’ After I gawped at her I realised she wasn’t planning on murder, she just wanted Sensodyne. grin

phoenix Tue 05-May-20 16:10:14

Suedonim I heard of a woman saying she felt much better now that she was on that courtesan treatment!