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    squishy bits

    What is "squishy bits"?
    Thank you.

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    Re: squishy bits

    Quote Originally Posted by punkt View Post
    What are "squishy bits"?
    Thank you.
    What is the context?

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    Re: squishy bits

    Science with the squishy bits left in.

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    Re: squishy bits

    Don't be so parsimonious with the context, punkt.

    Give us at least a complete sentence - the sentence before - who wrote it - in what publication.

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    Re: squishy bits

    Fantastic Titles
    If you can stomach the sick side of science, then Horrible Science is for you!
    Nick Arnold and Tony de Saulles are the award-winning author illustrator combo who bring the books to you in all their revolting glory! Remember, don't go near these books if you're squeamish, because this really is science with the squishy bits left in!

    Scholastic Children's Books: Horrible Science

    squishy = Amer.; colloq. maudlin, sentimental

    … the story gets a bit squishy in the last half….

    squishy = soft, pliable

    The Horrible Science series has always had the tag line 'science with the squishy bits left in', the idea being that this was the yucky, messy aspects of science that would appeal to children of the age where bodily functions and such are very funny. Back in 2007 they produced a 'Seriously Squishy Science Book' for World Book Day, pulling together various icky bits.

    icky = 1. Disagreeably sticky: icky candy.

    1. Offensive; distasteful: icky sentimentality.

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    Re: squishy bits

    Thank you.

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