Word of the Day: Qat

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qat[1] (kæt, kɑːt)
a variant spelling of khat

Heather said she wanted a “Q” word without a “U” so here’s one: Qat.

ACTUALLY, Heather demanded a list of “Q” words that don’t require a “U” to which I reply, “Suck. It.”

Cause I’m classy like that.

So what the hell is Qat/Khat?

Khat consumption induces mild euphoria and excitement. Individuals become very talkative under the influence of the drug. The effects of oral administration of cathinone occur more rapidly than the effects of amphetamine, roughly 15 minutes as compared to 30 minutes in amphetamine. Khat can induce manic behaviors and hyperactivity similar in effects to those produced by amphetamine.[2]

Yay for mild euphoria!

You’re welcome, Heather Solos.

And buy her book Home-Ec 101: Skills for Everyday Living – Cook it, Clean it, Fix it, Wash it so she can buy more pretty things.

  1. [1]Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins Publishers. 06 Nov. 2011.
  2. [2]P. Kalix. The Pharmacology of Khat and of the Khat Alkaloid Cathinone. In M.Randrianame,K. Szendrei, A. Tongue (Eds) The Health and Socioeconomic Aspects of Khat Use.1983, Lausanne, Switz.,Intl Council on Drug and Addictions ,pp140-143–From Wikipedia