Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 13:39:47 -0400

From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU

Subject: Re: bang

On Thu, 24 Oct 1996, M. Lynne Murphy wrote:

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


lynne, who's never shot up heroin in america

I've heard the expression used in America.

Bethany, who has never shot up heroin anywhere, but who DID inhale in the

60s and slightly beyond

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