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I found the term "Tamazie party" in a play by Joe Penhall. Is it a party related to drugs? Or does it have an idiomatic meaning? If it is a special party, is it just in Britain?

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Almost definitely related to Temazepam. Not idiomatic. – Frank Aug 19 '14 at 10:47
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It is related to drugs, namely Temazepam, which is a hypnotic (ie a cure for insomnia). I have never heard the phrase 'Tamazie party' before, but I assume it refers to sitting around getting stoned on said drug.

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amazing! who knew? – Joe Blow Aug 19 '14 at 10:50
Temazepam with an 'e'. (that's not a slightly different party) – Frank Aug 19 '14 at 10:52
Replacing a long word with a shorter version with "-ie" at the end is a common way of shortening words in Australian English. I didn't know our podean friends did it. – Andrew Grimm Aug 19 '14 at 11:53
Absolutely. Take a look at the nicknames in any cricket team on either side of the globe: Warnie, Freddie, Cookie etc :) – ElendilTheTall Aug 19 '14 at 12:22

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