Brain: So you might have noticed we took a little siesta
Brain: In the grand scheme of the space-time continuum it was a simple siesta. A brief break, a relaxing rewind, a restful respite, a collective chill out.
Me: I get it
Brain: Well you were no help Mr. let’s sequester ourselves for a week in the woods of Vermont with limited access to the interwebs
Me: Hey you enjoyed that as much as me
Brain: That is true. Except for that morning when we were laying in our sleeping bag and we looked up and saw a spider slowly descending on a thread of web about a foot above our face
Me: I had tried to forget that. Poor spider, he didn’t stand a chance
Heart: I know. Did you have to squish it?
Brain: I had no choice. It was destined to be squished
Me: Yep, no choice
Heart: We could have caught it and let it go
Brain: No way Jose. It was a foot above our face and descending, we had to act.
Heart: Poor squished spider
Me: There are just some things that have to be squished
Heart: Oh yeah, like what
Me: Like bugs
Brain: Squish, squash, squoosh
Brain: Just thinking out loud
Heart: Thinking about what?
Brain: I’m thinking of the difference between the three: squish, squash, squoosh
Me: Hmmmm, good question
Heart: Well I don’t like any of them
Brain: I read that you can look at squish as what happens when you have two moveable planes converging on an object. Like when you squish a mosquito between your hands. Or like in Animal House, when John Belushi squishes mashed potatoes in his mouth between his cheeks. I think squish is the most delicate of the three even though the results of the three are similar
Me: Interesting, I think I agree
Heart: I loved that movie
Heart: I loved Animal House
Brain: Jeez, thanks Heart
Me: So if squish is the most delicate would squash be the lease delicate? Squash as the action that requires the most force?
Brain: I think of squash as bringing our foot down on something…. a moveable object impacting a stationary surface.
Me: I don’t know. What would you call something that gets run over with an automobile tire?
Heart: Very funny
Me: No really Brain. In the scenario above, a moveable object (tire) runs over something on a stationary surface (road bed)
Brain: Given our discussion that scenario would describe something getting squashed not squished
Heart: This is all disgusting
Me: So where does squoosh come in?
Brain: I think squoosh is just a different form of squash
Me: I guess
Heart: Can we talk about something more happy?
Brain: Sure Heart, anything to make you happy