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#1 2005-11-20 17:19:26

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
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'sillycybin' for psilocybin'

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

People say that heat destroys sillycybin, but obviously not easily.
12.162.180.114:90/synthetika/hiveboard/tryptamine/000204601.html

... actually, just regular mushrooms, but its OK with me if some
babushka gets confused and grabs some A. Muscaria or Sillycybin instead.
www.rwguide.com/thread_24390_a_pie_by_another_name.html

Trust me, sillycybin are much easier to grow.
www.sepulchritude.com/forum/messages/82 … 1053719664

IMHO Mescaline is closer to an acid trip than sillycybin.
www3.usenetarchive.org/File.asp?service=7328

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#2 2005-11-21 14:14:44

Jerry Friedman
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Registered: 2005-11-10
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Re: 'sillycybin' for psilocybin'

I wonder whether some of those are intentional puns.

Jerry Friedman

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#3 2005-11-22 15:01:31

Ben Zimmer
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Registered: 2005-10-14
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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: <http://www.cesar.umd.edu/cesar/drugs/psilocybin.asp>. Perhaps this kind of wordplay often goes on among those under influence of the drug?

Last edited by Ben Zimmer (2005-11-22 15:02:47)

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