pejoration of "stuff?"

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Fri May 25 01:42:36 UTC 2007

>  it may be
>worth distinguishing "substance" in this use from "drug" as in "drug
>abuse".  The latter, at least usually, doesn't include alcohol, while
>the former--in the context of substance-free
>dorms/houses/floors--invariably does.

Sorry, yes, by "expanded" I meant sematically. Takes in more things,
including, we presume, gasoline and modelling glue, at least for
purposes of inhalation.

James Harbeck.

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