L or El? Marijuana

Jewls2u Jewls2u at WHIDBEY.COM
Fri Dec 28 19:14:15 UTC 2001

My husband went to high school in San Pedro and there the hispanics called
marajuana lenio or bota...phenetic spelling. He also recalls it being called
13 (M being the 13th letter of the alphabet).


-----Original Message-----
From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
Of Douglas G. Wilson
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2001 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: L or El? Marijuana

HDAS shows "L" = "marijuana", apparently a recent term.

J. Green's Cassell slang dictionary also shows this "L", with the
explanation that it's an abbreviation for "log" (a little bigger than a
"J", I suppose).

-- Doug Wilson

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