Nano vs Nang - What's the difference?
As an adjective nano
The nanotechnology industry, or a product of such industry
* Often used attributively and in compounds
* OED 2003
(Australia, slang) A metal bulb filled with nitrous oxide gas, inhaled for its disassociative effects, normally intended as a propellant for whipped cream.
* 1996 March 5, Justin O'Brien, “how long before you peak on acid?”, alt.drugs, Usenet
* 1998 October 18, “noise” from hello.net.au and start.net.au, “H ?”, alt.drugs.hard, Usenet
- I reckon the thing that brings on a trip the quickest is definitly a nang (nitrous oxide bulb) while listening to REALLY intense music
- "helicopters" these days refers to those silly hats with propellers on top, which come with a free ounce of smack at any local K-mart. Y'know, next to the nangs (or bulbs - nitrous oxide for whipped cream).
* 1994 February 10, Paul Hermsen, “Australian Aborigines, altered states and psychedelics”, alt.pagan, Usenet
*: The circular roaring of the bullroarer simulated the rhythmic "nang'-' nang " effect of nitrous.
Multicultural London English, from nyanga , potentially from West African languages, such as (etyl) nyanga or (etyl) .
excellent; awesome; masterful; deeply satisfying.