STEVE McCAFFERY’s ALICE IN PLUNDERLAND – APPENDIX I: A GLOSSARY OF TERMS

In anticipation of this week’s dual launches of Steve McCaffery’s new book, Alice in Plunderland, illustrated by Clelia Scala (NOW AVAILABLE), BookThug is proud to present a special appendix to this spectacular new take on the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year). The book launches tonight (Wednesday, March 18th) at Videofag in Toronto, and Thursday, March 19th at the Niagara Artists Centre in Saint Catharines (see below for more event information).

Recall: the story of a precocious little girl named Alice and her meandering adventures in an fantastical underground world. In Plunderland, on the other hand, Alice and her famous cohorts are infused with characteristics associated with the word “plunder”—a word that for Steve McCaffery conveys notions of theft, drug addiction, looting, and civil disorder. Wonderland’s coterie of anthropomorphised eccentrics are here transformed into a band of sketchy addicts and street hustlers, their familiar songs and hijinks mired in drugged-out absurdity. The wonder has turned to plunder as the day-dreaming Alice from Carroll’s original—a thoughtful young girl, dubious of lessons, fond of cake—is recast in Plunderland as Alice, the day-tripping dope fiend: an “unrepentant crackhead” with the scabby resilience of a rock-bottom junkie with a habit the size of the GTA. [Read excerpts from Alice in Plunderland here and here.

In Plunderland, street slang and drug lingo abound. To aid the understanding of the less-initiated, the author has kindly provided a glossary of Plunderland terms, reproduced here (below) for the benefit of the general reader. The “Short Glossary of Plunderland Terms for Grown-Ups” is your authoritative guide to the duplicitous, drug-addled romp that is Steve McCaffery’s Alice in Plunderland (on sale now).

THIS WEEK’S LAUNCHES:

Wednesday March 18th, at 7:30pm at Videofag—Kensington Market’s premier storefront cinema and performance lab. The program will include a reading by Steve McCaffery  and special screenings of original collages by Clelia Scala. For more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/396883110475134/

Thursday March 19th, at 7:30pm at the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC) (354 St. Paul St. E, Saint Catharines, Ontario). The evening will include a reading by Steve McCaffery, and a parallel reading from the original Alice in Wonderland by guest reader Karen Mac Cormack, and is happening in conjunction with the NAC’s exhibit of Clelia Scala’s brilliant collage illustrations PSYCHOS AND ALICES. For more information  please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1563147670591258/

 


A
SHORT GLOSSARY
OF
PLUNDERLAND TERMS
FOR
GROWN-UPS

by DR. STEVE McCAFFERY
DAVID GRAY CHAIR of POETRY & LETTERS
at the
STATE UNIVERSITY of NEW YORK
at
BUFFALO

 

a: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
abandominium: Abandoned row houses where drugs are used
abe: $5 worth of drugs
abolics: Veterinary steroids
a-bomb: Marijuana cigarette with heroin or opium
a-boot: Under the influence of drugs; lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
acapulco gold: Marijuana from S. W. Mexico
acapulco red: Marijuana
ace: Marijuana cigarette
acid: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
acid cube: Sugar cube containing lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
acid freak: Heavy user of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
acid head: User of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
aeon flux: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
afghani indica: Marijuana
african woodbine: Marijuana cigarette
agonies: Withdrawal symptoms
aip: Heroin from the Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan drug traffic route
air blast: Inhalant
airplane: Marijuana
a la canona: Abrupt withdrawal from heroin
ah-pen-yen: Opium
all-lit-up: Under the influence of drugs
all star: User of multiple drugs
amp joint: Marijuana cigarette laced with some kind of narcotic
amped: High on amphetamines
angie: Cocaine
antifreeze: Heroin
apple jack: Crack cocaine
around the turn: Having gone through a withdrawal period
arrebatao: Under the influence of drugs
assassin of youth: Marijuana
aunt emma: Opium
aunt hazel: Heroin
aunt mary: Marijuana
aunt nora: Cocaine
author: Doctor who writes illegal prescriptions
baby bhang: Marijuana
baby habit: Occasional use of drugs
baby sit: Guide someone through first drug experience
baby-t: Crack Cocaine
baby user: Occasional user of drugs
back breakers: Strychnine and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
back dex: Amphetamine
back jacking: Injecting a drug
back to back: Smoking crack after injecting heroin or heroin used after smoking crack
backtracking: Allow blood to flow back into needle during an injection
bad bundle: Inferior quality heroin
bad rock: Crack cocaine
bad seed: Marijuana combined with peyote; heroin
bad shit: Inferior quality heroin
bad tar: Inferior heroin
badge bunny: A woman who has sexual relations with a police officer
bag bride: Crack-smoking prostitute
baked: High on marijuana
balling: Vaginally implanted cocaine
balloon: Heroin supplier
bamba: Marijuana
banging: Under the influence of drugs
base crazies: Searching on hands and knees for cocaine or crack
base head: Person who bases
batch: Quantity of drugs prepared for future use
bathtub crank: Poor quality methamphetamine
batted out: Apprehended by the law
batuwhore: Methamphetamine
bazooka: Cocaine; combination of crack and marijuana; crack and tobacco combined in a joint; coca paste and marijuana
beat artist: Person selling bogus drugs
bebe: Crack cocaine
bedbugs: Fellow addicts
beemers: Crack Cocaine
belly habit: Heroin addiction resulting in stomach symptoms
belushi: Combination of cocaine and heroin
bender: Drug party
bermuda triangle: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
bernie’s gold dust: Cocaine
BGD: Black Gangster Disciple
big 8: 1/8 kilogram of crack
big-H: Heroin
big O: Opium
bindle: Small packet of drug powder; heroin
binged out: Under the influence of crack cocaine
binger: Crack cocaine user
bings: Crack Cocaine
birdie powder: Cocaine; heroin
b. j.: Back jacking, injecting a drug
black mollies: Amphetamine
black tar: Potent heroin
blasted: Under the influence of drugs
blitzed: Under the influence of drugs
bloodette: Female member of a gang
blotter: Crack cocaine; lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
blow: Cocaine; to inhale cocaine; to smoke marijuana; to inject heroin
blow caine: To inhale cocaine
blow chunks: To vomit
blowout: Crack cocaine
blue meanies: Psilocybin
blue velvet: Combination of elixir terpin hydrate and codeine (used as a weak heroin substitute)
body-stuffing: Ingesting crack vials to avoid prosecution
bogart a joint: Smoke an entire marijuana cigarette without sharing it
bolivian marching powder: Cocaine
bomb diggity: Good
bomb squad: Name of crack-selling crew
bombed: Under the influence of crack or heroin
bonita: Heroin
boost: To steal; to inject a drug
boubou: Crack cocaine
boulder: Crack cocaine; $20 worth of crack
broker: A go-between for a drug deal
bud: Marijuana
buda: High grade marijuana joint filled with crack
buffer: A woman who performs oral sex in exchange for crack
bummed out: Sad; disappointed
burnout: Collapse of veins from repeated injections
c: Cocaine
c-dust: Cocaine
c joint: Place where cocaine is sold
c-rock: Cocaine
c & m: Cocaine and morphine
cabbage head: Individual who will use or experiment with any kind of drug
cabello: Cocaine
cadillac: Cocaine; phencyclidine (PCP)
cadillac express: Methcathinone
cactus buttons: Mescaline
cafeteria-style-user: Using a combination of different club drugs
california cornflakes: Cocaine
candy cane: Cocaine
candy flipping: Mixing Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and cocaine
candy man: Drug supplier
carmelyzed: In a position of immobility due to too much marijuana smoking
carpet munching: Cunnilingus
carpet patrol: Crack smokers searching the floor for crack
carrier: Supplier of drugs
caspar: Crack cocaine
cat’s pee: Feline urine used for inhaling
chalked-up: Under the influence of cocaine
channel swim: To inject heroin into a vein
chasing the dragon: Inhaling vapours of heroin or cocaine heated on tin foil
chick: Methamphetamine
chicken shit habit: Small heroin habit, usually not addicted
chillium: Object in which to smoke opium, hashish and marijuana
chill out: Temporary cessation from drugs
china cat: High potency heroin
china white: Heroin plus fentanyl; synthetic heroin
coasting: Under the influence of drugs
cocaine blues: Depression after extended cocaine use
coke broke: Financially incapacitated from supporting a cocaine dependency
coke bugs: Hallucinations in the form of insects, usually induced by large amounts of cocaine
cold turkey: Sudden withdrawal from drugs
cooked: Under the influence
cotton shooter: Desperate addict who injects the residue from cotton used to filter heroin
crack: Cocaine
crackerjack: Crack smoker
crackersaurus: Heavy crack user
crack head: Crack addict
crackoholic: Crack addict
crash: Sleep off the effects of drugs
crip walk: A dance move originating in the early 1970s by Crip gang members of the Compton suburb of Los Angeles
crystals: Methamphetamine
dabbler: Occasional drug user
dagga: Marijuana from South Africa
dance fever: Uncut fentanyl
dart: Hypodermic syringe.
daytime: High on drugs, especially heroin
dead on arrival: Heroin
dead president: Heroin
dead rag: Derogatory term for a member of a different gang
dead road: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
debbies: Amphetamine; methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
debbs: Amphetamine; methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
decadence: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
deca-durabolin: Injectable steroids
deck: A packet of drugs.
dee gee: Drug
delatestryil: Injectable steroids
demo: Sample-size quantity of crack cocaine
detroit pink: Phencyclidine (PCP)
devil dust: Phencyclidine (PCP)
devil’s dandruff: Crack cocaine; powder cocaine
devil’s dick: Crack pipe
devil’s smoke: Crack cocaine
diabolito: Combination of crack cocaine and marijuana in a joint
diesel: Heroin
dime: $10 worth of marijuana
dinosaur: Heroin user in their forties and fifties
dip and dab: Experiment, especially with heroin
dirt grass: Inferior quality marijuana
disco biscuit: Depressants; methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
disease: Preferred choice of drug
dolla boy: Crack dealer
doobies: Marijuana cigarettes
dope: Drugs
dope fiend: Drug-dependent person; crack addict
downer: Depressants
drought: Decrease in drug availability typically related to law enforcement busts
D.Ts.: delirium tremens, condition of drug withdrawal
easing powder: Opium
eastside player: Crack cocaine
eccy: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
ecstasy: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
ed hardy: Crack cocaine
eight-ball: One eight of an ounce of cocaine
e-tard: Heavy user of ecstasy
e-tarts: Ecstasy
evenings: Onset of heroin withdrawal
eye opener: Crack; amphetamine
fag hag: Heterosexual woman who actively seeks out the company of gay people such as drag queens
fallbrook redhair: Marijuana
fantasia: Dimethyltryptamine
fantasy: Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
fast white lady: Powder cocaine
fat bags: Crack cocaine
fatty: Marijuana cigarette
feed bag: Container for marijuana
feenin: Behaviour associated with a person craving cocaine or other addictive substances when they are unavailable
fence: Buyer or seller of stolen merchandise
firing the ack-ack gun: Technique for smoking heroin by dipping tip of a tobacco cigarette he heroin
fix: To inject a drug
flame-broiled: Intensely under the influence of marijuana
freebasing: Smoking crack cocaine
freshen up: Replenish with drugs
fried: Under the influence of crack cocaine
g-rock: One gram of rock cocaine
g-shot: Small dose of drugs used to hold off withdrawal symptoms until full dose can be taken
gaffel: Fake cocaine
gaffle: Fake crack
gaffus: Hypodermic needle
gaggers: Methcathinone
gallo: Marijuana cigarette
galloping horse: heroin
gallup: Heroin
gang banger: Member of a violent gang
ganja: High grade marijuana
ganoobies: State of being stoned and laughing uncontrollably
garbage: Low quality heroin or marijuana
gear: Drugs
geek: Crack user
geek monster: Crack addicts
geezin: To inject a drug
get off house: Private place heroin users can purchase and use heroin for a fee
get snotty: Using heroine
ghoobies: Condition of extreme withdrawal
gick monster: Crack smoker
giggle weed: Marijuana
glass gun: Hypodermic syringe
gluey: One who sniffs or inhales glue
golpe: Heroine
goma: Black tar heroine plus opium
gondola: Opium
gowed up: Under the influence of drugs
grass: Marijuana
gravy: Heroin; to inject a drug
habit: Addiction
hache: Heroin
hail: Crack cocaine
haircut: Crack cocaine
half a football field: Fifty rocks of crack
half elbow: half a pound of methamphetamine
half load: Fifteen bags of heroin
half moon: Peyote
hamburger helper: Crack cocaine
hawkers: Individuals who walk through a setting (nightclub) announcing the availability of a drug (typically MDMA, GHB, or LSD)
heavy stuff: Heroin, or cocaine
high: Under the influence
hoe: Whore, prostitute.
hoe stroll: District where prostitutes solicit business
holster humper: A woman who has sexual relations with a police officer.
hood: Neighbourhood.
hopped up: Under the influence of drugs
horn: To inhale cocaine
hubbly bubbly: Water pipe for smoking drugs aka hubble bubble
huffer: Person who sniffs glue
hug drugs: Ecstasy
hype: Heroin addict
ice: Crack cocaine; smokable methamphetamine
ice cream habit: Occasional drug use
Indian hemp: marijuana
jab: To inject a drug
jack: Steal someone else’s drugs
jack up: To inject a drug
jagged: Under the influence of drugs
jamaican gold: Marijuana
jamaican red hair: Marijuana
jammed: Under the influence of heroin
jay smoke: Marijuana
jefferson airplane: Used match cut in half to hold a partially smoked marijuana cigarette
jelly: Cocaine
jerry springer: heroin
jet fuel: Phencyclidine (PCP); methamphetamine
job: To inject a drug
johnson grass: Marijuana
joint: Marijuana cigarette
joy pop: To inject a drug
juggle: Sell drugs to another dealer to support a habit
juice: Alcohol
junk: Heroin; cocaine
junkie: Addict
k-blast: Phencyclidine (PCP)
k-hole: Periods of ketamine-induced confusion; the depressant high associated with ketamine
kabuki: Crack pipe made from a plastic rum bottle and a rubber sparkplug cover
kabayo: Heroin
kaksonjae: Smokable methamphetamine
kali: Marijuana
kangaroo: Crack
kansas grass: Marijuana
karachi: Heroin, Phenobarbital and methaqualone
karo: Codeine cough syrup
kawaii electric: Marijuana
kentucky blue: Marijuana
kester plant: Drugs hidden in the rectum
kick stick: Marijuana cigarette
kick the habit: Escape from drug dependency
kiff: Highly potent marijuana from several Middle Eastern countries
king kong: Extremely heavy heroin user
king’s habit: Cocaine
krunked up: Under the influence of drugs (usually marijuana)
laborghini: Crack pipe made from a plastic rum bottle and a rubber sparkplug cover
lace: Cocaine and marijuana
lady caine: Cocaine
lady snow: Cocaine
lady white: Cocaine
lakbay diva: Marijuana
lamb’s bread: Marijuana
late night: Cocaine
laudanum: Tincture of opium
laugh and scratch: To inject a drug
lazy bitch: One pound of weed
leapers: Amphetamines
leo: Law enforcement officer.
lettuce: Money (i.e. green bank notes)
liberty cap: Psilocybin
lid popper: Amphetamine
liquid lady: Cocaine dissolved in water and ingested as a nasal spray
liquid reindeer dust: Liquid heroin
lithium scabs: Open scabs and skin lesions due to methamphetamine abuse
loaded: High
locker rooms: Butyl nitrate (inhalants)
loco weed: Marijuana
loony toons: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
loopy: Sedated by drugs
lot lizard: A prostitute who frequent truck-parking lots looking for customers
lover’s speed: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
lucy in the sky with diamonds: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
ma’a: Crack cocaine (Samoan)
m & m: Depressants
macaroni: Marijuana
macaroni & cheese: $5 pack of marijuana and a dime bag of cocaine
macaroni roll: Marijuana cigarette
macon: Marijuana
maconha: Marijuana
mad dog: Phencyclidine (PCP)
madman: MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine)
mafu: Marijuana
magic dust: Phencyclidine (PCP)
magic mint: Salvia Divinorum
magic mushroom: Psilocybin
mainline: To inject a drug
make up: Need to find more drugs
manhattan silver: Marijuana
manteca: Heroin
marathon: Amphetamine
marching dust: Cocaine
marshmallow reds: Depressants
mary jane: Marijuana
mary weaver: Marijuana
maserati: Crack pipe made from a plastic rum bottle and a rubber sparkplug cover
MDMA: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine
merchant: Dealer
meth: Methamphetamine
microdot: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
mighty mezz: Marijuana cigarette
mind detergent: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
mister brownstone: Hashish; brown heroin
monkey dribble: Two ounces of cocaine
monkey dust: Phencyclidine (PCP)
monkey on the back: Serious drug addiction especially to opium or heroin
moolah: Money
mortal combat: High potency heroin
motorcycle crack: Methamphetamine
mouth worker: One who takes drugs orally
mule: A person acting as a courier for illegal drugs and narcotics
munchies: Extreme hunger experienced while under the influence of marijuana
mustard: Heroin
nanoo: Heroin
nebbies: Depressants
nemmies: Depressants
new addition: Crack cocaine
new jack swing: Heroine and morphine
new magic: Phencyclidine (PCP)
nexus: 2CB (psychedelic drug).
nexus flipping: Use of 2CB and methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
nice and easy: Heroin
nick: Five dollars
nickel bag: Heroin
nickel deck: Heroin
nickelonian: Crack addict
nix: Stranger among a group
nixon: Spurious or fraudulent drug deal; low potency heroin
non-toucher: Crack user who does not want affection during or after smoking
crack nugget: Amphetamine
nugget muncher: Amphetamine user
nurse: Heroin
ocean city: Oxycontin
o.d.: Overdose
old navy: Heroin
pac man: ecstasy
paca lolo: Marijuana (Hawaiian term)
pakistani black: Marijuana
pancakes: Glutethmides
pancakes and syrup: Combination of glutethmide and codeine cough syrup
panic: Drugs not available
pangonadlot: Heroin
paper boy: Heroin peddler
PCP: Phencyclidine
p-dog: Crack cocaine
peace weed: Phencyclidine (PCP)
peddler: Drug dealer
pegged: Under the influence
penny balloon: Deflated balloon containing narcotics
permafried: Permanently under the influence of drugs
p-funk: Crack mixed with phencyclidine (PCP); heroin
pharming: Consuming a mixture of prescription substances
phillies blunt: Marijuana
pianoing: Using the fingers to look for lost crack
pick me up potion: Amphetamine
pineapple: Heroin and Ritalin or amphetamine
pod: Hypodermic needle
po-fiend: One who is addicted to smoking marijuana
poison: Drug
poison people: Heroin addicts
polvo blanco: Cocaine
pony packs: Folded paper used to package drugs
poon renter: Prostitute.
poppers: Isobutyl nitrite; amyl nitrite; methamphetamine
pot: Marijuana
pot head: Heavy marijuana user
powder head: Cocaine or heroin addict
pusher: Metal hanger used to scrape residue out of crack stems; drug dealer
quartz: Smokable methamphetamine
quinolone: Injectable steroids
r-ball: Ritalin
racehorse charlie: Cocaine; heroin
rainbow: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
rainbow skittle: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
rainbow yawn: to vomit
rainy day woman: Marijuana
rane: Cocaine; heroin
raspberry: Female who trades sex for crack or money to buy crack
rasta ganja: High quality marijuana
rasta weed: Marijuana
rave energizer: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
razed: Under the influence of drugs
ready rock: Cocaine; crack cocaine; heroin
real tops: Crack cocaine
red bullets: Depressants
red chicken: Heroin from China
red lips: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
reefer: Marijuana
rent boy: Young male prostitute.
riding the wave: Under the influence of drugs
rig: Equipment used to inject drugs
ripped: Under the influence of marijuana
roach: Butt of marijuana cigarette
roll: to rob
runner: Person (often adolescent) who sell drugs for others
sacrament: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
sandoz: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
sandwich bag: $40 bag of marijuana
sanocho: To steal
sasfras: Marijuana
satan’s secret: Inhalants
satch: Papers, letter, cards, clothing, saturated with drug solution and used to smuggle drugs into prisons or hospitals
scag: Heroin
schmack: Heroin
schmeck: Heroin
schoolcraft: Crack cocaine
scooby snacks: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
score: Successfully obtain drugs
scorpion: Cocaine
scrape and snort: To share crack by scraping off small pieces to inhale
scratch: Money
scruples: Crack cocaine
seven-up: Crack cocaine
sewer: Vein into which a drug is injected
sextacy: Combination of Viagra and ecstasy (methylenedioxymethamphetamine)
sharp: Hypodermic syringe.
shebanging: Mixing cocaine with water and squirting it up the nose
sheet rock: Crack and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
sherm: Tobacco laced with phencyclidine (PCP)
shisha pipe: Water pipe for smoking tobacco or drugs
shit: Heroin
shlook: To inhale a narcotic
shoot up: To inject a drug
shooting gallery: Place where injectable drugs are used
shooting the breeze: Nitrous oxide
shot down: Under the influence of drugs
shot to the curb: Person who has lost everything to crack cocaine
shroom: Psilocybin, hallucinogenic mushroom
silly putty: Psilocybin
skank: Prostitute
skeeger: Crack smoking prostitute
skunkweed: Marijuana
slammer: Jail, prison
sleepwalker: Heroin addict
sleet: Crack cocaine
sleigh ride: Cocaine
smack: Heroin
smoke house: Crack house
smoked out: Under the influence of drugs
smoocher: Crack cocaine user
sniffer: Cocaine user
snort: To inhale cocaine; powder cocaine; inhalant
snow: Cocaine; heroin; amphetamine
soda: acid; injectable cocaine
south park: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
spaced out: Under the influence of drugs
speed: Crack cocaine; amphetamine; metamphetamine
speedballing: To shoot up or smoke a mixture of cocaine and heroin
stash: Place to hide drugs
stoned: Under the influence of drugs
strung out: Heavily addicted to drugs
super weed: Phencyclidine (PCP)
swedge: ecstasy
sweet stuff: Cocaine; heroin
tab: cigarette
tachas: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
tail lights: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
take off artist: Heroin addict who robs other addicts to get drugs
take on a number: Smoke marijuana
taking a cruise: Phencyclidine (PCP)
tango & cash: Fentanyl
tanked up: Under the influence
tapping the bags: Practice by dealers of removing small amounts of heroin from a bag before selling it, thus short weighing the buyer
tea-head: Marijuana user
tecata: Heroin
tecatos: Hispanic heroin addict
ten-cent pistol: Heroin laced with poison
tester: Individual who is given a drug early in the day by a dealer and then spreads the word about the drug throughout the rest of the day
texas shoe shine: Inhalants
thai sticks: Bundles of marijuana soaked in hashish oil
thirst monster: Heavy crack smoker
thirty eight: Cocaine sprinkled on marijuana
thizz: Ecstasy, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
thoroughbred: Drug dealer who sells pure narcotics
throttle: Amphetamine
throw up chunks: To vomit
thrust: Isobutyl nitrite; inhalants
tic-tac: Phencyclidine (PCP)
ticket: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
tiger: Heroin
toe-up: Ugly from head to feet
toke: To inhale cocaine; to smoke marijuana; marijuana
tooter: Small, hollow, straw-like tube used for inhaling cocaine and other drugs
tornado: Crack cocaine
toss up: Crack cocaine; woman who trades sex for crack or money to buy crack
tout: Person who introducers buyers to sellers
track lines: Lines of needle marks on skin
track marks: Needle marks
trambo: Pending drug transaction
triple fold: Folded paper used to package drugs
troop: Crack cocaine
trucker pills: Amphetamines
turf: Place where drugs are sold
tweak mission: A person on a mission to find crack
tweaker: Crack cocaine user
ultimate: Crack cocaine
uncle: Federal agents
up against the stem: Addicted to smoking marijuana
uzi: Crack; crack pipe
vega: A cigar wrapping refilled with marijuana
vikings: Vicodin; hydrocodone
viper: Marijuana smoker
vodka acid: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
wacky weed: Marijuana
wacky terbacky: Marijuana
wacky tic-tacky: Marijuana
waffle dust: Combination of MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) and amphetamine
wash: Metamphetamine
wasted: Under the influence of drugs; murdered
wastoid: Drug addict
wedding bells: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
weed: Marijuana
white boy: Heroin; powder cocaine
whiz bang: Cocaine; heroin mixed with cocaine
white powder: Cocaine; phencyclidine (PCP)
wigging: Odd behaviour resulting from the use of mid-altering drugs
wired: Under the influence of drugs
XTC: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
yen sleep: Restless, drowsy state after lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) use
yippered up: Under the influence of drugs
zig zag men: Marijuana; marijuana rolling papers; lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
zip: An ounce of marijuana
zombie: Phencyclidine (PCP); heavy user of drugs
zombie weed: Phencyclidine (PCP)
zoom: Marijuana laced with phencyclidine (PCP)

 

 

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stevemccafferySteve McCaffery is the author of around 40 books of poetry and criticism. He was a founding member of the sound poetry ensemble Four Horsemen and a founding theorist of Language Poetry. He is the two-time recipient of the Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Writing, and was shortlisted twice for the Governor General’s Award in Poetry. He lives and teaches in Buffalo, NY, where he is the David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters at the State University at Buffalo.

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