squick: v. to make someone squirm and go "ick!", to gross out; n. someone
else's kink, not for me
"Squick" was coined on the Usenet group alt.sex.bondage before 1995.
I've seen it defined as "something that makes you squirm and feel icky."
Especially, things that
(a) have a sexual element
(b) someone else may like.
Usage: something is a squick, and it squicks you. There's also the squick
factor, squick threshold, etc.
There are various revolting descriptions of "what is a squick" floating
around the 'net (many propogated from alt.tasteless), but my research
indicates that the original usage was, "someone else's kink." It has now
spread to many parts of Usenet but has not crossed over into the general
population yet. But since it is an enormously useful word (especially
for people who have to think about Jerry Springer) it will probably break
out fairly soon. Let me know if you hear it on TV/radio or see it in print.
It is a principle on ASCEM
and various other places on the 'net that:
· no-one is under an obligation to
get over hir squicks
· but squickiness is no basis for
a moral judgement