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To: george76

What is “purple drank”?


2 posted on 03/04/2011 7:25:34 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: WayneS
What is “purple drank”?

I take it that it isn't 'Grape Nehi.'

3 posted on 03/04/2011 7:26:31 AM PST by dfwgator
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cough medicine with codeine
it’s a rapper / inner city lifestyle thing


4 posted on 03/04/2011 7:26:43 AM PST by nascarnation
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Codeine/promethazine cough syrup mixed in with some sprite according to the Urban Dictionary.

Popular in the hip hop community. DUH.


5 posted on 03/04/2011 7:28:31 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: WayneS
What is ''purple drank"

Cough syrup. . . .It's a black thang.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_drank

6 posted on 03/04/2011 7:30:29 AM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: WayneS

“What is “purple drank”?”

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20 posted on 03/04/2011 7:44:30 AM PST by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: WayneS

0bama’s buddy lil wayne likes da purple drank.


38 posted on 03/04/2011 8:02:33 AM PST by lwd
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To: WayneS
Purple drank was "invented" by some idiot rapper in the Houston area. It makes me laugh because it sounds like something a minor would mix together before they could legally purchase alcohol. But no, it was an adult who mixed it up.

They refer to it by different names depending on the color of the drink - various things added or types of cough syrup.

So we call all thank a rapper when we have to wait in line to purchase good cough syrup for our children because it has been abused by idiots

45 posted on 03/04/2011 8:17:58 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Green Bay Packers - SuperBowl 45 champs)
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To: WayneS

exactly! except I said WTF is purple drank. Shame on me, I know.


47 posted on 03/04/2011 8:23:15 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: WayneS

I had to look it up. It’s prescription strength cough syrup, containing one or more narcotics—codeine, hydrocodone, etc. Mix it with Sprite and candy, and yum, you be ready fo some hip hop clubbin.


49 posted on 03/04/2011 8:30:59 AM PST by Huck (Antifederalist Brutus was right!)
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To: WayneS

Purple drank is a slang term for a recreational drug popular in the hip hop community in the southern United States, originating in Houston, Texas. Its main ingredient is prescription-strength cough syrup containing codeine and promethazine.

Cough syrup is typically mixed with ingredients such as Sprite soft drink or Mountain Dew and pieces of Jolly Rancher candy. The purplish hue of purple drank comes from dyes in the cough syrup.

The most popular type of codeine syrup is promethazine-codeine, a prescription cough syrup. The active ingredients are codeine, a narcotic, and the antihistamine medication promethazine. When taken in large quantities, both medications can lead to sedation and altered levels of consciousness.

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You can also thank him (& others) for you having to sign for allergy/cold medication or show your drivers license.


60 posted on 03/04/2011 11:47:20 AM PST by kcvl
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To: WayneS
What is “purple drank”?


69 posted on 03/04/2011 12:20:58 PM PST by Gena Bukin
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