L or El? Marijuana

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Dec 27 20:52:11 UTC 2001

I first heard it in the popular song "Must be the Money" (I assume
that's the title) where they say, "Smokin' ell in the back of a
limousine." El loco seems like a plausible source.

Benjamin Barrett

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of Douglas Bigham
> I have heard many many words for marijuana, but "ell", or
> anything like it,
> is not one of them.  Where was this heard?
> I have heard "el loco" before, though.

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