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"This ad was disapproved because "Recreational drugs, services & related equipment". I've heard cannabis referred to as "skunk", but I don't think I'm aware of an illegal narcotic called "whippet"...

"Adopt an Older Whippet Older whippets looking for forever homes here! www.oldies.org.uk/whippets"
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ladyofastolat
Feb. 16th, 2015 05:55 pm (UTC)
"Whippet" sounds like quite a plausible slang term for a speed-type drug. Just as "lurcher" sounds like a drug that makes you... well, lurch.

Or maybe they fall into the "related equipment" category, with whippets being used for high-speed drug delivery, guaranteed to be able to outrun a sniffer dog.
philmophlegm
Feb. 16th, 2015 07:42 pm (UTC)
The trouble with whippets and lurchers is that they couldn't be relied upon to come back with the drugs when called...
andrewducker
Feb. 16th, 2015 09:03 pm (UTC)
"Whippets" are when people use the Nitrous Oxide used to pressurise whipped cream containers to get high.

I feel all informative :->

(It's one of those things that I've never tried, although Nitrous Oxide has always sounded fascinating as an experience.)

Edited at 2015-02-16 09:04 pm (UTC)
philmophlegm
Feb. 16th, 2015 09:11 pm (UTC)
You learn something new every day...
bunn
Feb. 16th, 2015 09:20 pm (UTC)
And I thought it was just a version of the T-shirt
andrewducker
Feb. 16th, 2015 09:24 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it's true of the dogs.

(I'd love to have dogs. And some day, when I have the space...)
inamac
Feb. 17th, 2015 06:08 am (UTC)
I was going to ask what the Google censors were 'on' - but you have enlightened me.

Can we go back to the 20th Century now? I liked it there.
chainmailmaiden
Feb. 17th, 2015 03:22 pm (UTC)
Damn! An experience missed! I used to have boxes of those little cannisters when I was in catering. All I ever did with them was whip cream :-(
bart_calendar
Feb. 23rd, 2015 12:43 pm (UTC)
Whippets are awesome.

God when I was a teenager working in a grocery store...
bart_calendar
Feb. 23rd, 2015 12:44 pm (UTC)
Also, you've never had nitrous oxide?

What do they use when you see a dentist in Scotland?
andrewducker
Feb. 23rd, 2015 12:51 pm (UTC)
A local, injected, anaesthetic.

I believe that Nitrous is still used in the UK - but very very rarely. It's pretty much all injections.
bart_calendar
Feb. 23rd, 2015 12:57 pm (UTC)
Gotcha. I've never had dental issues in France so I have no idea what they used here. But in the states even for teeth cleaning they used nitrous from about the time I was 15 or so.

Why did they stop using nitrous?
andrewducker
Feb. 23rd, 2015 01:03 pm (UTC)
Because nitrous has all sorts of side-effects, whereas an injected anaesthetic just numbs that part of the face, without any other effects.

Also, it doesn't require complex machinery, or storing gases - you just inject the person, and wait a couple of minutes for their face to go numb.
bart_calendar
Feb. 23rd, 2015 01:07 pm (UTC)
Gotcha. Still, I don't think I would have been able to see a dentist without nitrous. My needle phobia is really, really strong. And my understanding was the reason they started using nitrous is that most people hate going to the dentist, but as soon as there was an incredibly fun drug given to you there people were much more willing to go and get their teeth taken care of.

I never really noticed any side effects from nitrous other than feeling really good.
andrewducker
Feb. 23rd, 2015 01:45 pm (UTC)
Apparently, the one time it is still used is when people have a phobia, because it calms them down.
bart_calendar
Feb. 23rd, 2015 01:49 pm (UTC)
I can see that. I mean for me to get my annual bloodwork done for my physical I need to take three or four xanax - and then they blindfold me so I can't see when the needle is going to be near my arm.

If they were going to stick a needle in my face they better have me on gas!
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