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#1 2005-11-20 22:19:26

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'sillycybin' for psilocybin'

A drug that makes you silly. Rare: 10-20 ghits. Examples:

People say that heat destroys sillycybin, but obviously not easily.

... actually, just regular mushrooms, but its OK with me if some
babushka gets confused and grabs some A. Muscaria or Sillycybin instead.

Trust me, sillycybin are much easier to grow. … 1053719664

IMHO Mescaline is closer to an acid trip than sillycybin.



#2 2005-11-21 19:14:44

Jerry Friedman
Registered: 2005-11-10
Posts: 11

Re: 'sillycybin' for psilocybin'

I wonder whether some of those are intentional puns.

Jerry Friedman



#3 2005-11-22 20:01:31

Ben Zimmer
Registered: 2005-10-15
Posts: 15

Re: 'sillycybin' for psilocybin'

Probably there’s some punning going on there. I note that nicknames for psilocybin include not just “silly cybin” but also “silly putty” and “simple simon”... see: <>. Perhaps this kind of wordplay often goes on among those under influence of the drug?

Last edited by Ben Zimmer (2005-11-22 20:02:47)



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