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Thread #132499   Message #4067569
Posted By: leeneia
07-Aug-20 - 12:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
I was just looking at YouTubes and came across another journalist's weasel word (phrase, actually.) The phrase is "designer drug." They make it sound like some illegal, unhealthful street drugs are high class and somehow better. They are not.

In the video, a man who had been using a designer drug was walking down a busy highway, confused and incoherent, convinced the cars on the highway were enemies following him. This was bad, but he was carrying a young baby as well. No diaper bag, nothing to care for the kid, and he had him slung carelessly across one arm, as if he had forgotten the kid was there.

I googled the drug (molly), and it's just another form of methamphetamine.