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.

Jesse Sheidlower

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