Date: Mon, 31 Jul 1995 10:24:56 -0400 From: Jesse T Sheidlower 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 Random House Reference