|This article does not cite its references or sources. You can help WikiFur by references.|
For specifics, check the and talk page. Consult the Furry Book of Style for editing help.
Squick (noun, plural squicks), a mainstream English phonetic onomatopoeia, formed of squ-, as in "squeamish" and -ick as in ick!, is a source of psychological discomfort or experienced disgust ("to be grossed out").
Squick and furry
As an appropriated furspeech term, Squick is the act of offending, surprising, exasperating, or shocking any person (usually) not related to the furry fandom, with extreme displays of unacceptable furry behavior, which could sometimes include overt sexual acts.
These incidents normally occur during events where furs and mundanes come in contact with each other in large numbers, such as furry conventions. Even though some furries[who?] take pride in "squicking the mundanes," this type of behavior is not condoned by the majority of the fandom.
The proposed unit of time for the onset of "squickness" on an individual is the milliWinger (mWgr, plural milliWingers, also expressed as the Winger [Wgr],) named for furry artist Doug Winger, and is measured in milliseconds. An alternative unit is the Shudder.