Mixing Dating and Drugs (Poll)
Telling New Terms for (Mostly) Non-Prescription Remedies
Even if you would never seriously mix dating and drugs, you probably have seen the recent overdose of news stories about the people who do.
Please indulge The Year in Words while we bring a little lightness to a very heavy problem – and mix dating and drugs into some potentially addictive new language.
Here are some new terms for remedies that desperate daters can (mostly) get without a prescription:
A man used as an anesthetic, to numb out the pain of loss of another man. May lead to use of more potent men.
Something to counteract flaccidity. Not an antacid, but still may be requested by a date after a nice, big meal.
Something given (in lieu of an anti-depressant) after the antflaccid works its charms, to prevent undesirable confessions. Taken orally or in cash.
Could be an antibiotic, but refers to anything that kills "guy germs" from dates. May look like soap.
A gent who exists in hallucinations, to resolve dating problems in psychedelic new ways. Also: The way people who are hallucinating may try and spell hallucinogen.
If you'd just say no to abusing the remedies above, you can still vote for the best new term (because we prefer people to be addicted to words).
If you'd just say yes, we'd value your expert vote.
Or, if you'd just keep what you'd say confidential, you can vote secretly too.
The poll is in the right-hand column and will run until this coming Friday, 11:00 PM UTC. The winner will then be announced within 48 hours.
[Update on 9/4/10: Read about the winner.]
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