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    Posted: 09 Dec 2011 at 8:00pm
hi members/visitors

recognisant of the fact that we are now entering low posting "close season", heres a diversion that hopefully isnt "teaching Granny to suck eggs" too much.

did you know that in common US 30s-4os slang, that "viping" meant marijuana smoking?
viz: "do you vipe? are you a viper?"

want proof?

ok. heres a 1930s/40s jazz/blues recordings album cover.......

Lyrics courtesy of greats inc Fats Waller;

according to this cartoonist, the snake species in the Garden of Eden was Bitis arietans, the Puff Adder

cheers, Ben
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