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crispy skin-poppers


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  • without a doubt, "skin-popping" is the most unsettling slang term for shooting heroin i've come across. (and if you've gotten certain body piercings, or been around them being done, you know that it does pop and ohgod.)

    July 25, 2008

  • !! Uhh... what?! What?

    July 26, 2008

  • it's a term from the '50s?

    and, oh. yes! piercing needles, in places like the tongue and ear-cartilage, make a little popping sound as they break the skin on the way out. :(

    July 26, 2008

  • But why the hell would heroin needles make that sound? You don't stick them all the way through something, much less cartilage... do you?

    Wait... maybe I don't really want to know.

    Hey, do tattoo needles make disconcerting popping noises...?

    July 26, 2008

  • Here it comes....*hork*

    July 26, 2008

  • haha! i don't think it's named for the sound, just the action of puncturing. like.. popping a pimple? (*hork,* indeed!)

    it's only in tough skin, and only on the way out, not the way in. (almost a tiny version of the (echo-like?) sound of uncorking a bottle of wine.. piercing needles are hollow, to thread the jewelry in behind them). but, in any case, tattoo machines have noisy vibrating parts (in the same way sewing machines do), so no one knows what noises the skin could be making!

    July 26, 2008

  • Hmm. *thinks about this*

    July 26, 2008

  • I wish I hadn't read this page.

    July 26, 2008

  • I wish that neither bilby nor I had read this page.

    July 26, 2008

  • I wish that bilby, ptero, and I had not read this page.

    July 29, 2008

  • sissies.

    July 29, 2008

  • Skin-popping doesn't bother me as much as "crispy." That's the horkworthy part for me.

    July 30, 2008

  • ha, understandable! but i had to match it with some food-term (google: crisp skin 4,500,000; crispy skin 223,000. mmm).

    July 30, 2008

  • Oh that's right, you were the one who listed this. :) (Wordievolution at work...)

    July 30, 2008