laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 7 19:53:32 UTC 2003
At 11:22 AM -0800 1/7/03, Anne Gilbert wrote:
>> which brings up "Acapulco gold", one of many "x gold" collocations
>> referring to such valuables as oil ("black gold", "Texas gold") as
>> well as to marijuana and other treasured items I can't think of at
>> the moment.
>Huh? I thought "liquid sunshine" was a Pacific NW specialty(referring to
>our frequent and often seemingly endless winter rains).
Yes, but if you look at Sal's message, which I was replying to (and
incorporated in my message), you'll see that he was referring to
"Berkeley sunshine" as a type of LSD:
>Berkeley sunshine was a trade name for the LSD that (allegedly)
>was cooked up by folks with access to the UCB chem labs during
>the late 60s, early 70s.
*That's* what led me to "Acapulco gold", which in turn carried me by
free association to "Texas/black gold" for 'oil', etc.
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