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June 23, 2007

New Site: Drug Slang

Filed under: Main — Ryan Jones @ 10:22 pm

I’m sure most regular readers of my blog have familiarized themselves with NoSlang.com – my Internet slang translator.

If you haven’t, it’s been pretty popular. Perhaps you’ve seen it in the Yahoo site of the day, heard it on Kim Kommando, or read about it on CNET. It’s been featured on all of those.

Today I took the site one step further by launching NoSlang Drugs. It works just like the regular NoSlang site, but it deals strictly with drug slang terms. It’s still rather new right now, but in a few days I hope to have the “add slang” feature up and working so that users can submit their own drug slang terms to the database. The goal is to have the most complete, historical, and up to date database of drug slang terms.

So how did I come up with this idea? Well, NoSlang gets hundreds (if not thousands) of slang terms submitted on a weekly basis. Every time I go through I notice many drug related terms, but I’ve always denied them because they didn’t fit the theme of Internet slang. Not anymore! I recently downloaded some free government slang databases and started saving my own user submissions.

Whether you’re a concerned parent, educator, journalist, law enforcement officer, or just a curious teenager NoSlang Drugs will let you peruse and learn at your own pace. Hopefully I’ll get some good resource links and articles up there as time passes.

I just wanted to share it with my blog readers first so I could get some feedback. Any feedback at all would be welcomed.

PS. I also launched NoSlang Rejects where you can browse all the words that weren’t good enough to make it into the dictionary.


  1. Ugh. So you rip off slang words and their meanings from other sources, don’t credit them, blandify everything, and then regurgitate it in a way that only a silly ass would find interesting? What a business model. Barf.

    Comment by Michael Scott — June 25, 2007 @ 7:50 am

  2. Actually, Michael.. I haven’t “ripped off” slang from any sources.

    The internet slang translator is 100% comprised of terms that users submitted on their own. I built the thing by asking my boss’s kids to make me a list of all the internet slang and acronyms they used. When it started it had just about 200 terms. Since then, readers have submitted their own terms to me.

    It’s kinda funny but I’ve had a few sites shut down for copying me! If you don’t believe me, do a little google search for a term I made up (mgiwjsdchmw) and see how many other sites list it in their dictionaries.

    As for the drug database, I built it form a copyright free government list. You’re probably not aware of this, but everything the government posts public doesn’t have a copyright. It’s not legally allowed to. The rest of the terms were added by me and a select few people who got to see the site before it went live.

    I don’t know where you get your information from, but maybe you should do a little bit of fact checking before you come on here and accuse me of things that don’t make sense. By the way, how do you “rip off” a meaning or a word anyway?

    Also, don’t you find your comment a bit ironic considering your blog (which you spelled incorrectly in the URL you added) consists of nothing but embedded youtube videos?

    Comment by Ryan — June 25, 2007 @ 5:29 pm

  3. Zing!

    I think that guy’s been pooting skell up his nose! Or perhaps injecting frabble directly into his skoner using a half-round three reff!

    Ha ha!

    Comment by Alexander — July 6, 2007 @ 3:33 am

  4. Great spam catcher.

    Mike Scott is dude that on another site reviewed a book as having sloppy scholorship …… then admits to not having read it in fact that he was still waiting for his copy to show up.

    Comment by Michael Cassidy — August 10, 2007 @ 7:17 am

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