"Clam" (slang term for Scientologist)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue May 11 17:56:02 UTC 1999

On Mon, 10 May 1999, Barry A. Popik wrote:

>       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
> secretive?

Does this mean that Scientologists were called "clams" 1400 times, or
that the role of clams in Scientologist mythology was mentioned 1400

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