Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 08:34:40 -0400

From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: bang


We are definitely going to use your message in semantics/pragmatics classes

to determine if most people believe -

a) you have never shot up anywhere,

b) related possibilities:

1) you have shot up (probably in England),

2) you have shot up (anywhere outside America), or

c) you were fully aware of the ambiguity of a) and b) and did it jokingly

Of course, we will not use your name. Who knows how long the arm of the

narcs is?


is "bang" as slang for shooting up heroin just brit english or also


lynne, who's never shot up heroin in america