Numbers for words (was Teen Lingo Site)

Douglas Bigham TlhovwI at AOL.COM
Fri Feb 4 07:57:26 UTC 2005

Wow.  I really wish that site had cites.  The number code myth for 8-ball, as
I know it, would get me neither OE800 or an eigth of an ounce.  I'd get some
speed/coke/rat poison mixture.  Like really low grade crystal meth or

Also, IMHO, Van Halen was the last of the metal bands (before Metalica sold
out), were they not? lists them as: "hard rock, pop/rock, heavy
metal, arena rock, album rock, pop-metal".  But that's not the point.  The
rumor about 5150 as I remember it was that it was penal code for "sex with
animals" or maybe "death by sex" or something like that.  Definitely sexual, though.

In a message dated 2/2/2005 7:46:29 AM Central Standard Time,
gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG writes:
On Feb 2, 2005, at 06:59, Ron Silliman wrote:
>  Thus a heavy metal band some years back had an album (in
> pre-CD days) called 5150

I would hardly call Van Halen a heavy metal band. Maybe not even metal.
How about just rock? Loud rock? Hair band? Hair band formerly fronted
by a guy who's now a balding EMT?

Also, nitpick central, but in 1986 53 million CD players were sold in
the US (according to this page:

Douglas S. Bigham
Department of Linguistics
University of Texas - Austin

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