"Clam" (slang term for Scientologist)
Bruce K. Dykes
bkd at GRAPHNET.COM
Mon May 10 15:25:51 UTC 1999
From: Barry A. Popik <Bapopik at AOL.COM>
To: ADS-L at UGA.CC.UGA.EDU <ADS-L at UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
Date: Monday, May 10, 1999 09:28
Subject: "Clam" (slang term for Scientologist)
> I did a check for "Columbine" and "slang" and didn't come up with
> There's "420" and "the trenchcoat mafia."
> Someone wrote that the shooters were "clams" (Scientologists). There
>were 1400 hits for "clam"/"Scientologist" on the Usenet database. Why no
>entry in the RHHDAS? How old is the term? Is it because its members are
I don't know the origin of the term, but it's been in use since at least
1994 on alt.slack, the Church of the Subgenius newsgroup...
It probably predates that by a bit...
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