Saturday Snippets…16th April 2022…Todays prompt is “Squeak”

Welcome to Saturday Snippets ..my one-word prompt today is none other than  “Squeak ”

A natural follow on from “Bubble” had to be “Squeak”  like every one-word prompt my muse just drops it in my lap…then the fun begins…lol…Seriously though it seemed apt as I wrote about ” Bubble and Squeak” a few weeks ago which is potatoes and cabbage fried into a cake shape…so” Squeak it is…plus writing about “Poutine” when I took you on my virtual tour of Canada’s Cuisine ..curds “Squeak” which is how you tell that they are fresh…

Let’s go and see what else squeaks and keep it clean…lol…

So who still has a squeaky rubber duck in the bathroom then? Time to fess up…lol for me though the sound that grates on my ears is when the dog gets a squeaky toy and who’s so pleased when the squeak stops squeaking…

Squeak Carnwath is a contemporary American painter and arts educator. She is a Professor Emerita of Art at the University of California, Berkeley.

Squeak Carnwath is a painter and printmaker who uses text, colour field painting, and a wide variety of recognizable symbols to make interesting, engaging, and relatable works. Her works have the intimate feel of a diary, but acknowledge universal themes that are familiar to every viewer.

Scientists at Canada’s Carlton University discovered that walnut sphinx moth (Amorpha juglandis) caterpillars had a special affinity for squeaking.

The sound you hear comes from the caterpillar forcing air out of small holes in its sides (called spiracles).

Yes, there is a top 10 of the worst sounds…

Whether it was a teeter-totter, a door hinge, or some other constantly moving part that is in serious need of lubrication, that constant whiny squeak sound irritated enough people to rank at number five.

Cheese curds, sometimes eaten as a snack, have a springy, rubbery texture rather like halloumi. They also have a tendency to squeak when bitten, so in places where they are eaten, they are often called squeaky cheese. The fresher the curd, the better the squeak. Undercooked green beans are another squeaky-bite food…just writing this sets my teeth on edge…

Squeaking Point, Tasmania…The name dates from the early days of settlement. It was given to the area because of the noise made by some pigs that escaped from a ship. The official name was changed from “Moriarty” to Squeaking Point in 1948, and the locality was gazetted in 1967.

Talking of pigs do you remember the nursery rhyme “This little piggy” I used to play it with my children’s toes and it was guaranteed to make them laugh…it was a little ditty that I remember my mother singing and my mother law used to sing as she tweeted the kiddies toes…it actually goes back aeons… In 1728, the first line of the rhyme appeared in a medley called “The Nurses Song”. The first known full version was recorded in The Famous Tommy Thumb’s Little Story-Book, published in London about 1760.

For most people squeaking is one of the worst sounds my least favourite squeaks are squeaky food and squeaky toys what is your worst squealy noise…

I hope those of you who celebrate Easter have a wonderful Easter and the weather is kind to you…See you tomorrow when I will be back with my weekly roundup…

28 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…16th April 2022…Todays prompt is “Squeak”

  1. Darlene

    My dog Dot is so strange, she is afraid of squeaky toys. So we have to remove the squeaker before we give a toy to her. (Try finding one without a squeaker!) Love anything Bobby Darin sings.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I can’t say I blame her, Darlene.. Saangchai loves the squeakiest toys…They have squeakers here and he knows the difference he loses interest when the squeaker comes out.. Yes I like Bobby Darin as well 😊 xx

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  3. petespringerauthor

    Interestingly, certain sounds evoke similar emotions in people. One seldom thinks about squeaky as a pleasant sound. The squeaky frog looks like something we might see in a cartoon character. Though I’ve never been a painter, I enjoyed listening to the artist’s process and how she only uses oil paints in all her work and simply paints over everything.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I know the results are amazing I love Squeaky’s work.. You are correct Pete its not a pleasant sound it makes most people shudder or panic depending on xhere the squeak is coming from… Happy Easter 🐰x

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  4. D. Wallace Peach

    I can’t imagine being named “Squeaky,” Carol. Yeesh, but it is memorable. And thanks for the fun information on squeaky foods, animals, and places. Lol. Squeaks do tend to give me the shudders. Lol. Thanks for the fun post.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I was thinking that but I suppose being landed with a moniker like that you woukd either change it, become a hermit or wow the world like the artist did… 😀 Squeaks make me shudder too, Diana.. Happy Easter 🐇🐣x

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      1. Clive

        That was my first thought when I saw the word, as I knew no songs with squeak in their title. I searched Apple Music and all it could offer was songs by a band called Squeak, this one, and something called Bed Squeak by Brooke Candy. It’s a (c)rap song, and is as bad as its title implies 😂 xx

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        I found bed squeak and decided against it …it was just gross It makes me feel better knowing you couldn’t find any either, Cliver as usually you find far more than me 🙂 x

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  6. arbind kumar

    Thanks !

    On Sat, 16 Apr 2022, 13:52 Retired? No one told me!, wrote:

    > CarolCooks2 posted: ” Welcome to Saturday Snippets ..my one-word prompt > today is none other than “Squeak ” A natural follow on from “Bubble” had > to be “Squeak” like every one-word prompt my muse just drops it in my > lap…then the fun begins…lol…Seriously though it seeme” >

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