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What is it when yall call each other "squid"?

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Asked at 2009.12.19 18:37:26
granted: somebody is gonna call me a squid just for asking this but after you call me one, could you explain to me what it is? also realize that calling me a squid is the most generic and thoughtless comment you could make relative to my question. like "duh, somebody was garenteed to say it and think it's just the funniest thing in the world HAHAHAHA your so funny, you kill me, get it? i ask what a squid is and you answer me by saying i am a squid....HAHAHA your hilarious, that's so funny, you should stop riding motorcycles and be a comedian. "
i just wanna know what yall are saying when you call each other squid. got it? thanks
answer Gixxer  Answered at 2009.12.19 18:37:26
A squid is an irresponsible motorcyclist. The term is derogatory and common among motorcyclists in the United States and is generally associated with a new or reckless motorcyclist seen riding erratically and/or beyond his or her capabilities, often without appropriate riding gear.

Often young, squids are identified by their reckless abandon (speeding, wheelies, stoppies etc.) and by their inappropriate attire (shorts, backwards ball caps, flip flops, wifebeater T-shirt, etc). Such a rider eschews all or most of the protective gear worn by many riders (helmet, gloves, leather jacket, riding pants, and boots) and the social and legal norms of riding behaviour, and as such is looked upon with derision by experienced motorcyclists, who also refer to them as "organ donors", "Zip-Splats", "a Stillie", "Skin Crayons", "Sausage Creatures" ,and "soon-to-be-ex-motorcyclists".

And for the guys above

Derivative of U.S. military culture:
Newly-inducted sailors based in San Diego in the '60s would frequently buy an inexpensive two-stroke motorcyle for transportation while on shore, whether they'd ever ridden before or not. So, there were large numbers of unprotected, inexperienced "marine life" squirting through traffic in a hurry and leaving a trail of black "ink" (smoke) behind them.
"Squid" was also a common derogatory term for sailors:
Recent inductees were called "squids" by more senior sailors, and
All sailors were called "squids" by Marines

An acronym for:
"Stupidly Quick, Underdressed, Ignorant and Dangerous", or
"Stupidly Quick, Underdressed and Imminently Dead"
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