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It just so happens that the term 420 is a cipher in both main senses of the word. When you’re doing arithmetic, it acts as a numerical symbol, and, when you’re not, it’s a symbol of an entirely different kind. It’s understandable why code words for marijuana arose during the 20th century – it was […]more
Not unlike other much-discussed substances (see this previous entry on English’s many terms for being drunk), marijuana culture has gathered around it a rich linguistic history, including a rash of slang synonyms – pot, hash, weed, dope, grass, bud, reefer, ganja – not to mention its own specific lingo. With almost half the US states having passed […]more