It seems to be mean topics of importance, serious topics.
Hello. Would you please tell me what "substance" means in the context below?
Does it mean 'drug'? Or 'essential nature' or something?
--------(These sentences are from <Mosquitoland>(a YA novel) by David Arnold)
As a member of the family, you have a right to know what's going on. Dad agrees but says I should avoid "topics of substance and despair." When I asked how he propose I do this, seeing as our family is prone to substantial desperation, he rolled his eyes and flared his nostrils, like he does. The thing is, I'm incapable of fluff, so here goes. The straight dope, Mim-style. Filled to the brim with "topics of substance and despair."
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