@drb What other meaning does squirty cream have? Have I spent my entire life living in a naive bubble? (I mean, I definitely have, but still...)

It's just so literal. Kind of like using "way out" to describe the exit or "washing up liquid" for dish soap.

@drb 😆 I think I appreciate that aspect of the language. Like saying "photocopier" instead of "Xerox" and "hoover" instead of "vacuum cleaner". Oh, wait...

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