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Scram, you palooka, before I pump you full of lead!

So, I need a new slang term, or set of slang terms, for a drug that is used in Weordan. Leading me to do research on slang. Which makes me want to go around talking like a hardboiled detective novel.  There needs to be day for this, like Talk Like a Pirate Day, only you get to go around commenting on gams and calling people mugs. Did you know that muggles used to be slang for marijuana? Also, makes me want to watch Oscar.

But anyways, my references:

alphaDictionary * Free Slang Dictionary – Free Slang Glossary
Actually, this is a pretty spiffy site with all sorts of language goodies.

I was using the Online Etymology Dictionary, but then I remembered that Eric has access to the OED online. ‘Cause he’s, like, a student, and stuff, and needs the OED. *cough*

Of course, the OED is a time sink for any English geek. See you all tomorrow…

Actually, another thing I’ve been tossing around my brain:
I started reading Wade Davis’ The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie.  It seems that ethnobiology kinda refers to the interdisciplinary study of history, anthropology, archaeology, politics, cultural sociology, and ecology…as well the interplay of these things which results in why people do the things they do.  Which is probably the only why to actually study any of those subjects and what worldbuilding is all about.  So, I wonder, would more study in, say, anthropology help me be a better world builder?

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