Why do they call it "pot"?

Discussion in 'Cannabis and Marijuana' started by The Caterpillar, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. The Caterpillar

    The Caterpillar Member

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    I can't figure it out.

    Is it because the resin balls you scrape out look like something that came from the toilet?

    That's my best guess.
     
  2. outlaw immortal

    outlaw immortal Member

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    maybe cos its a plant and plants are grown in pots. i dunno, my guess is as good as yours.
     
  3. SliceNDice

    SliceNDice Member

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    Maybe... someone... hid their weed in a pot one day and code named it "pot"?
     
  4. outlaw immortal

    outlaw immortal Member

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    the posibilities are endless....:rolleyes:
     
  5. deadonceagain

    deadonceagain mankind is a plague

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    nevermind
     
  6. jojoeyes

    jojoeyes kinda high

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    well its a drug so u never know where the random words come from

    lol
     
  7. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

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  8. StonerBill

    StonerBill Learn

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    potiguaya looks right

    but id have gone with the fact that its the 'pot plant' probably. makes sense that its mexican word though, caus marijuana comes formteh mexican spelling marihuana
     
  9. jo_k_er_man

    jo_k_er_man TBD

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    i wanna know why its blowjob and not suckjob... its not like the girl actually blows
     
  10. StonerBill

    StonerBill Learn

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    maybe caus from observation it sorta like blowing up a baloon
     
  11. StonerBill

    StonerBill Learn

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    or maybe its the job crack whores would do for blow
     
  12. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

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    "marihuana" is the anglicized version of "marijuana", the mexican word. J's in spanish are said like h's, so when english speakers translated the word, they changed the j to an h.
     
  13. StonerBill

    StonerBill Learn

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    so then why was it changed back again?
    i gues marihuana works better with propaganda.. makes it sound more sinister and hispanic
     
  14. porkstock41

    porkstock41 Every time across from me...not there!

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    i always see it spelled with a j
     
  15. Jack_Straw2208

    Jack_Straw2208 Senior Member

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    my school has a webpage about why "marihuana" is bad...
     
  16. jojoeyes

    jojoeyes kinda high

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    i see it spelled "j"

    of course it would be gay pronouncing it "mary john uh"
     
  17. nesta

    nesta Banned

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    marihuana is still considered an acceptable english spelling, but marijuana is also now the proper english word as well as spanish word. the "h" spelling as far as i know, hasn't been the most common one since the 50s when more and more people became familiar with the drug. the spelling "marihuana" while acceptible, is just somewhat archaic these days....not in widespread use. when i had to write a paper about it for highschool i decided to spell it marihuana the whole way through the paper just to throw people off. couldn't have points deducted for spelling cause it was correct and still in the dictionary, even if it's been out of favor for the past handful of decades....:)
     
  18. Jennifer19

    Jennifer19 Senior Member

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    cause its pot
     
  19. mynameisjake07

    mynameisjake07 Banned

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    that was the worst guess
     
  20. Jennifer19

    Jennifer19 Senior Member

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    who mine? :p
     

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