Friday, April 20, 2007

Today is Four-twenty

Not heard of the term before? Nor had I until today. My son told me about it - he heard about it for the first time yesterday.

From Wikipedia: 4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) is a term used in North America as a discreet way to refer to cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis culture. Phrases such as "420 friendly" sometimes appear in roommate advertisements, indicating that the current occupants are tolerant of cannabis users.

And this site tells me that Hitler was born on this day in 1889.

13 Comments:

Blogger hellojed said...

I'd only heard of four-twenty a few weeks ago when I stumbled on the wikipedia site. I don't know how I survived without it before.

10:02 am  
Blogger angel said...

wow, i'm learning a lot today!

1:47 pm  
Blogger Theresa said...

I'm from America and never heard that before, that term must have been coined after I left. But hey, it's always good to learn something new, you never know when it might come in handy.

4:00 pm  
Blogger Esther said...

that makes Hitler a Taurus? Maybe he should have smoked more green stuff.

6:31 pm  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

hellojed: I’m glad you agree that knowing about it is as life changing an event as I do. :-)

angel: Just call me ‘Dad’.

Theresa: I suspect that I may have forgotten about it by next year as I doubt that I’ll hear about it until then if ever.

Esther: I wonder how much world history would have changed had he done so?

7:55 am  
Blogger Amy said...

good lord, I am beginning to recognise a pattern here - clearly I had a very misspent youth!

Not only had I heard of '420' I had several hemp t-shirts proudly emblazoned with the label AND once I deliberately stayed in a dodgy little flat while I waited for flat 420 to become available.

These days I couldn't be further from the scene if I tried but it's fun to remember, thanks!

A

10:30 am  
Blogger Minge said...

Yay! Hitler!!!

5:59 pm  
Blogger LiVEwiRe said...

Hey, I never thought about that... it being 4/20 and all. Huh. Personally I didn't learn about that term til I was maybe 30 or 31. Of course I was in a bar at the time and didn't believe that people actually came up with a term for it. It would be like calling going out to a bar and drinking 670. Hey, wanna start a trend? ;)

5:26 am  
Anonymous Dirty Bitch Society said...

Hello dear, hope you're well. Yes, 4;20 was and is still alive and well. We were at the Smoke In, in D.C. back in the early 70's and sitting at the Washington Monument listening to the Rolling Stones. Even with Park Police and all, we all lit up at 4:20.

5:37 pm  
Blogger graham said...

Heya check this site out as it will tell you all about it. www.fourtwentyday.com

3:26 pm  
Anonymous Paulie said...

Just found a youtube video backing up www.fourtwentyday.com
Sweet - Bob Dylan plus loads of goods pics -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQhIamkabaA

Happy 420

1:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my friends brother is an uber drug dealer,
and his birthday is 420.
so his license plate is "lexo420" and the cops pulled him over one time and were like uh why does it say 420 and he was all its my bro birthday.

1:03 am  
Anonymous convert wma to mp3 said...

This is an amazing story. Never heard this one before. Looks like I'm not as smart as I thought I am. My bad.

9:44 am  

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