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  • This is the black, watery residue of sponging out a fired cannon. The sponge/rammer (a person) dips the sponge into a bucket (usually filled with disgusting-looking black water) and then spins it between the hands to get most of the water off and leave only a damp rather than wet sponge (otherwise the gun, once sponged, may not fire again).

    After spinning the rammer to remove excess "water," the sponger will usually find several splatters on his clothing. These splatters are politely called cannon splooge or gun splooge. See also musket splooge.

    Most sponge/rammers will step away a bit before spinning the rammer, or will otherwise be subject to a stream of invective from his gun-mates that is worse than any gun splooge.

    February 23, 2007

  • And I thought my job was bad.

    February 23, 2007

  • Oh, do you get streams of invective as well?

    February 27, 2007

  • I do, but not usually accompanied by black, watery residue. Then again, we don't have call for cannons or muskets around these parts.

    February 27, 2007

  • I love the smell of cannon splooge in the morning. Or anytime, really.

    October 10, 2007

  • I got some cannon splooge in my eye this weekend. Surprisingly, it didn't hurt. I wonder if it was just sorta dirty water, and not really actual black cannon splooge. But it was all over my shirt too.

    October 16, 2007