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AndyLee
11-02-2011, 12:00 PM
I was reading a book about the Carpenters and they were saying how Richard especially but even Karen took drugs.

They used names of some of these drugs and I had to look them up.

I could kind of figure out that

Barbies = barbituates

Bennies = Benzedrine

Tuinal = Christmas trees

So I was wondering what other slang or street names for recreational drugs there are.

I know roofies = Rohypnol

I don't know too much. Also if you name then, and they aren't obvious, can you say why they are nicknames as such.

Obviously Barbies and Bennies are just shortned names of the long form of the drug.

But I think Christmas trees for Tuinal is stretching it a bit. I mean does this look l ike a Christmas tree?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuinal

Philster
11-02-2011, 12:03 PM
Meth = speed

Meth = crank

Cocaine = blow

Rohypnol = roofies

Marijuana = weed, pot,

phencyclidine (PCP) = angel dust

Crystalized cocaine = crack

ETA: More thorough list:

http://casapalmera.com/articles/top-20-drugs-and-their-street-names/

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tdn
11-02-2011, 12:13 PM
LSD = acid

Skywatcher
11-02-2011, 12:14 PM
Marijuana = weed, pot,Mary Jane.

GrandWino
11-02-2011, 12:25 PM
Marijuana - 420, bud, green, grass, herb
Meth - Ice
Crack - Rock

TreacherousCretin
11-02-2011, 12:31 PM
I think it's very old: "Boo" for marijuana always cracked me up.

IvoryTowerDenizen
11-02-2011, 12:33 PM
Uppers-speed
Downers- depressants in general
Quaaludes- ludes

Gagundathar
11-02-2011, 12:34 PM
Weirdly, the word 'dope' now means meth, ice, crank, or crack.
It used to mean marijuana. At least it did in my crowd back in college <grandpa simpson>way back in nineteen dickety doo</grandpa simpson>.

Joey P
11-02-2011, 12:35 PM
Back in college a friend of mine and I used to snort (amongst other things) Dexedrine. When I had it all ready to go, I'd get her attention by sticking my head out of whatever room I was in and saying "Come On Eileen." I thought it was clever since the band that sings that song is called Dexys Midnight Runners and Dexy sounded like Dexedrine. Found out years later that the name Dexys Midnight Runners was named for the drug Dexedrine...how appropriate.

Ambivalid
11-02-2011, 03:04 PM
Heroin=horse

tdn
11-02-2011, 03:08 PM
Mary Jane.

Did anyone ever actually call it that? I saw it in drug scare pamphlets, but I never heard anyone call it that.

luvrbcs
11-02-2011, 03:45 PM
Black Beauties (I loved those!) - Amphetamine
White Crosses - Amphetamine
Reds - Phenobarbital
Poppers - Amyl Nitrite
Reds - Seconal (also very good)

IvoryTowerDenizen
11-02-2011, 04:00 PM
Psychedelic mushrooms: shrooms

campp
11-02-2011, 04:02 PM
Did anyone ever actually call it that? I saw it in drug scare pamphlets, but I never heard anyone call it that.

I just read about someone advertising on Craig's List, wanting to "Meet up with Mary Jane". :rolleyes:

Cops got her.

TheChileanBlob
11-02-2011, 04:31 PM
Weirdly, the word 'dope' now means meth, ice, crank, or crack.
It used to mean marijuana. At least it did in my crowd back in college <grandpa simpson>way back in nineteen dickety doo</grandpa simpson>.

Yeah, my daughter lectured me on this. "Don't say 'smoking dope,' Mama, it doesn't mean what you think it means."

We used to call LSD "Uncle Sid," as in "Hey, you seen Uncle Sid lately?" "I partied with Uncle Sid last weekend."

thirdname
11-02-2011, 05:13 PM
Here are a few names for marijuana, courtesy of Ali G: http://youtube.com/watch?v=aAFHVC-A4b0

bup
11-02-2011, 05:26 PM
Charlie Sheen (not sure - probably cocaine?)

bingle - nothing, but it would be a good slang drug name

Elmer Fudd - dilaudid

Whazz - mushrooms in a hash

DocCathode
11-02-2011, 05:27 PM
I know a woman who wrote that somebody 'used her ass a surface for doing molly'. I suspect this is a drug reference but keep forgetting to ask.

lost4life
11-02-2011, 05:37 PM
Well right now I'm hopped up on goofballs...

Yookeroo
11-02-2011, 11:46 PM
I just read about someone advertising on Craig's List, wanting to "Meet up with Mary Jane". :rolleyes:

Cops got her.

Cops are reading Craigslist looking for people who are trying to buy pot? Just when I thought my opinion of law enforcement couldn't sink any lower.

MPB in Salt Lake
11-02-2011, 11:57 PM
We used to call LSD "Uncle Sid," as in "Hey, you seen Uncle Sid lately?" "I partied with Uncle Sid last weekend."

When taken at a musical festival or concert, we always asked if anyone wanted to "Go Dancing With Lucy" for the evening.

MPB in Salt Lake
11-02-2011, 11:59 PM
I know a woman who wrote that somebody 'used her ass a surface for doing molly'. I suspect this is a drug reference but keep forgetting to ask.

Molly is slang for Ecstasy.

I guess you could snort some (or a lot) off of someone's bare ass, especially if you know the Kardashian girls.

CanvasShoes
11-03-2011, 12:00 AM
A "lid" referred to a baggie (couple fingers) of pot (which could be had in my day for about 10-20 bucks). Ragweed was low quality pot.
Snow was cocaine.

Like grandpa Simpson up there, this was in the coughcough70sahem. :D

notthatagain
11-03-2011, 12:33 AM
From a TV news story about a police operation targeting drug users advertising on Craigslist ("Snow Bunny wanted for weekend encounter") I learned that "Tina" is a popular slang for crystal meth.

In the 70's pot was "bud", "smoke", "weed" or sometimes "bo" referring to Colombian - consume it in the popular manner and you were "smokin' dope". I've *never* heard anybody call it "Mary Jane" either.

For reasons I don't understand heroin is called "blow".

Fear Itself
11-03-2011, 10:18 AM
For reasons I don't understand heroin is called "blow".It isn't.

cmyk
11-03-2011, 11:18 AM
MDMA (Ecstasy) = X or XTC. I've heard Ravers, Candy or Vitamin E too, but there's a metric ton of slang for these things.

Any opiate in pill form = Happy pills.

Wallenstein
11-03-2011, 11:45 AM
Purple Drank / Sizzurp = cough syrup (codeine and promethazine), mountain dew, and jolly rancher candies.

Although there are loads of names for Ecstasy, in my younger days the most popular form of E was Mitsubishis, or 'Bishis. Before that Doves were the most iconic "brand".

bup
11-03-2011, 12:18 PM
Liquid Spasma = meth powdered into a slurpee

a gorgon = inhaling nitrites sprayed onto braided hair

smollycarb = injecting mescaline solution into the urethra

elmwood
11-03-2011, 12:26 PM
My favorite: goofballs for barbituates.

"These damn kids today are all hopped up on goofballs!"

I love some of the fanciful names for the various varietals of marijuana. "Bolivian Mellow Master", "Nanaimo Dreamleaf", "Huntington Ditchweed", "Johannesburg Flying Carpet Ride Ticket", etc.

Fear Itself
11-03-2011, 12:28 PM
I love some of the fanciful names for the various varietals of marijuana. "Bolivian Mellow Master", "Nanaimo Dreamleaf", "Huntington Ditchweed", "Johannesburg Flying Carpet Ride Ticket", etc.Don't forget "Matanuska Thunderfuck"

Novelty Bobble
11-03-2011, 12:38 PM
Ones that I'm familiar with:

Clarky-Cat
Triple-sod
Yellow Bentines

Cake (which is a metabolically bisturbile drug, some of you may be familiar with it) has a rich history of nicknames itself including:

loonytoad quack
Joss Ackland's spunky backpack
ponce on the heath
rustledust
Hattie Jacques pretentious cheese wog

more info here (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Xbq3kc29Tmg), but language is NSFW

robert_columbia
11-03-2011, 02:22 PM
Terms for marijuana:

Mary Jane, ganja, buddha, leaf, mj, wacky tobaccy, "tobacco" (hush hush), bud, hemp, weed, grass

robert_columbia
11-03-2011, 02:26 PM
Cigarettes: smokes, cancer sticks, lung darts, lung candy

bup
11-03-2011, 02:59 PM
piskatchatoon - fermented beaver juice

mandowee - red velvet marijuana cupcake

clanch - Quaalude chased with a diuretic

picker
11-03-2011, 03:09 PM
MJ, kind, dank, herb,elf lettuce, nugs, supakind, grass, reefer

Meth: ice, crystal, crank, candy

Coke, blow, nose candy, Bolivian matching powder, lines, rails, snow

Shrooms, boomers, fungus, bluestems

DocCathode
11-03-2011, 06:17 PM
Molly is slang for Ecstasy.

I guess you could snort some (or a lot) off of someone's bare ass, especially if you know the Kardashian girls.

Ah, thank you.

Ambivalid
11-03-2011, 07:14 PM
"That's that shit!"-Heroin, again.


http://urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=that%27s%20that%20shit&defid=2160830 (for doubters)

brittekland
11-03-2011, 07:17 PM
Heroin: Garbage
Pot: Hoop
Cocaine: Bump

notthatagain
11-04-2011, 02:34 AM
For reasons I don't understand heroin is called "blow".
It isn't.

Yes it is.

Bluelight (http://bluelight.ru/vb/archive/index.php/t-253259.html)

MetaFilter (http://ask.metafilter.com/140216/everywhere-else-its-coke)

No Slang.com Drug Slang Translator (http://noslang.com/drugs/dictionary/b/)

It appears to be regional slang (Detroit & Chicago). The links refer to "blows", but when I was a cab driver (on the overnight shift) in Detroit I only heard people call it "blow".

CanvasShoes
11-04-2011, 02:43 AM
Don't forget "Matanuska Thunderfuck"

Funny story about that. When we were kids we called it that ironically, because it was the purest crappy ragweed. (Was raised in Anchorage, spent 40years in AK, up until the end of 2010)

Apparently that's no longer true. I don't know, having been out of the loop for several decades, but I guess it's now got some of the highest THC content in the world.

Becky2844
11-04-2011, 10:21 PM
Did anyone ever actually call it that? I saw it in drug scare pamphlets, but I never heard anyone call it that.

Yeah, they did. They also called it mary-joo-waana.

Becky2844
11-04-2011, 10:31 PM
People who liked to trip were called pinheads. BTW anybody remember "shotgun?"

The Tooth
11-04-2011, 10:40 PM
Terms for marijuana:

Mary Jane, ganja, buddha, leaf, mj, wacky tobaccy, "tobacco" (hush hush), bud, hemp, weed, grass

Jah. To imbibe is to praise Jah.

Jaledin
11-04-2011, 11:05 PM
It isn't.

Yeah, I never heard that one either. H and D (horse and dope, often by the letters alone) were always pretty common. Never heard IRL "scag" or "junk." I've heard people call weed "dope" on TV and such, but it was always heroin when I heard people IRL use the term "dope."

For blow, just a little index finger rubbed on the side of a nostril seems to be sufficient.

Becky2844
11-05-2011, 12:17 AM
Heroin=smack.

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