Words Relating to the Drug Trade – in English

I’m making breakfast, and listening to a news broadcast from Rio. They’re doing a story now on the drug trade, particularly synthetic drugs. The cops have been clamping down hard over the past year.

Here’s the interesting thing… its interesting how many words in this story come straight from English… words like “overdose” and “ecstasy” and “rave.” Off the top of my head, I can’t think of another, um, Brazilian industry which uses as high a percentage of American words. I’m not sure what to add, but I found it interesting.