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Skittles, one of Cincinnati's favorite slang terms!

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(noun) Cough or cold medication that is used by youngsters to get high.

 Bruce: “Hey dude, wanna go hang at the skate park?”

Rob: “Sure.

Bruce: “Got some skittles too.  We can get high!”

Rob: “Sweet.”


It is becoming more and more common that younger people, like teenagers, are using basic drugs to get high. In fact, the name might have come about after kids discovered the combination of skittles, cough syrup and other random ingredients (watermelon, iced tea) create a drug called ‘Lean’, which is explained here:

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