Talk:Billy Whizz

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Would a mention of the other use of "Billy Whizz" be inappropriate/irrelevent? pomegranate

Not at all, assuming that usage is encyclopedic (e.g., don't do it if it's your old college roommate's nickname or something). For a model, see Richard Cohen, and look at Wikipedia:Disambiguation. best, [[User:Meelar|Meelar (talk)]] 16:57, 2004 Aug 4 (UTC)
Well, the other meaning I'm referring to, which I'm guessing you aren't aware of, is that "Billy Whizz" is a British slang term for the drug amphetamine/speed. As this is derived from the cartoon character, it's not appropriate to have another article. It's because of the child-oriented nature of cartoon that I asked if the inclusion would be apt. pomegranate 22:23, Aug 4, 2004 (UTC)
It's quite acceptable. Thanks for the edit. [[User:Meelar|Meelar (talk)]] 22:29, 2004 Aug 4 (UTC)
Thanks for refining what I said, it's helpful. pomegranate 19:52, Aug 5, 2004 (UTC)
Does the slang term for amphetamines come from the comic strip, or is it the other way round? Amphetamine's street names include: speed, billy, whizz and others. Note that 'billy' and 'whizz' are two seperate names [1]. The article states that the comic strip was created in 1964. Interestingly, this is the year that the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Act was introduced, which made unlicensed possession and importation an offence. This Act was introduced due to the growing popularity of illicit amphetamine use in the early 60s [Tim Newburn, Criminology, 2005, 479]. So is there any way for us to tell if the slang terms 'billy' and 'whizz' where in use before the creation of the comic? I came here specifically to find this out, but I'm not satisfied that this is completely reliable. I know that nobody has posted here in a while, but hopefully someone will come along. I'll post sources if I find any. Zestos (talk) 20:03, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Cartref: Billy is actually from Whizztown, as it says so in a Beano book about menacing. Can't remember the title, but it has fabric supposedly to feel like Dennis's hair. Yes, The Beano:Mission Mayhem. Beanscene (talk) 20:15, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

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