Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Typo
From The Times.
Posted on March 16, 2007 at 3:48 PM
Yes, the correct phrase is "damp squib". From http://wsu.edu/~brians/errors/squid.html: "Squid are indeed usually damp in their natural environment; but the popular British expression describing a less than spectacular explosion is a “damp squib��? (soggy firecracker)."
Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.