Date: Mon, 31 Jul 1995 10:24:56 -0400
From: Jesse T Sheidlower jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PANIX.COM
Subject: Re: ecstasy, Ecstacy
I know there's a _band_ spelled XTC, but I've never seen that spelling
used for the drug. But I'm nothing like an expert here; your student may
have better information.
I have seen the spelling "XTC" for the drug, but only very rarely. It
is worth pointing out, as long as we're in this discussion, that the
band XTC was established in (I believe) 1977 or '78, long before MDMA
hit the streets. The band's name therefore is patterned on S.E.
_ecstasy,_ not on the drug name.
Random House Reference
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