By Barbara Falconer Newhall
For readers who were as flummoxed as I was by Heather Donahue’s pot-growing argot in a recent post, here is some help:
Theremin: Eery electronic musical instrument. Check out this cool video.
Flopsweat: Anxious sweat during a performance. This one’s a keeper.
Larfy: Very leafy; saftig, plump.
Nutes: Plant nutrients, fertilizer.
Spliff: A joint.
E: I’m guessing ecstacy.
Asstard: Ass + bastard. This is not a word I’ll get much use out of.
Some of the new-to-me words in Heather’s memoir book are omitted here. They include a lot of very interesting expressions with fascinating nordic and anglo-saxon origins, but no use attracting a lot of porn spam to my site. I recommend reading the book for yourself. It’s Growgirl: How my Life After The Blair Witch Project Went to Pot.
Want to hear more from The Grammar Geek? Check out my thoughts on the rhetorician in the White House.