Misquoted sayings #2 (or “like a damp squib”)

January 27, 2013

“That went down like a damp squid,” my girlfriend sneered, seizing the opportunity to criticise me in public. “A damp what?” “Squid,” she repeated.  “All squids are damp,” I scorned, “it’s squib, you idiot.” Her friends stared, then snarled: “that went down like a damp squib.” Then she left me.

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