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Is the word "shrooms" exclusive to fungi containing psychoactive compoinds, or can you use it for normal mushrooms, too?

Asked by ragingloli (49485points) February 20th, 2021
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zenvelo's avatar

I, and people I know, have also used it as shorthand for mushrooms being prepared and then eaten for a meal.

“You want shrooms in your omelet?”

“Ordering pizza? Get one with shrooms.”

That is different from “shrooming”, which has to do with being under the influence of magic psilocybin mushrooms.

Jeruba's avatar

That’s what my husband always called ordinary mushrooms we bought at the grocery store. I never heard that usage before he said it, so I thought it was his nickname (he nicknamed a lot of things), but I guess other people do use it.

raum's avatar

Psychoactive compounds.

Cupcake's avatar

I would only use it when referencing psychoactive compounds.

gorillapaws's avatar

I think it’s context sensitive. I generally only use it to refer to the psychoactive mushrooms just to avoid ambiguity, in the same manner I only really use the word “gay” to refer to homosexuality.

Yellowdog's avatar

I often use it in reference to restrooms.

(e.g. Where are your resh-shrooms?”)

Don’t believe me? Try it and see if it works.

Kardamom's avatar

I don’t consume “magic mushrooms” so I’ve used the term, as have my other friends who use regular mushrooms in cooking. So it’s used for both.

Strauss's avatar

When I first heard the term back in the 1970s it was used for the magic ones. About the 80’s I heard it used for any type of mushroom, the meaning was taken by context.

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