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Subject: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: reggie miles
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 03:01 PM

After our show the other night one of my musical partners comments about how various cultures have many different ways for referring to being drunk. He then began listing the many ways he knew of and indeed there were many. I drove the hour or so back home that evening fighting the static on my AM radio as I made my way back up into the foothills, trying to find something to listen to, and began to consider this a worthwhile quesion to put forth here. There are good number of us who perform in clubs and pubs everywhere. We've seen prime examples of this and many of us have been there ourselves. So, just for fun, how many different ways can you say drunk where you're from?

plastered
smashed
looped
snookered
snockered
s__t faced
Plowed
three sheets to the wind
over the limit
intoxicated
rummy
sloppy
sot
loaded
out of it
slammed
pickled
hammered


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: MMario
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 03:08 PM

pie-eyed
schnozzled
tanked


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: open mike
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 03:09 PM

i remember hearing a list of these terms from the Swedes--including
under the table
in their cups
in medical/emergency radio talk it is referred to as:
ETOH on board
ET OH is chemical formula for what? ethly alcohol?
or H.B.D. (has been drinking)
also how about:
inibriated
tipsy
86'ed


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: C-flat
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 03:17 PM

Well oiled
Pie-eyed
Rat-arsed
Bladdered
Mashed
Steaming
Tanked up


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: C-flat
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 03:19 PM

I forgot the most popular one in the U.K.
........Pissed........
Which of course is used much differently in the States.


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: MMario
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 03:21 PM

pissed also used in the US.

"Down among the Dead Men!"


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: smallpiper
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 03:21 PM

Lrunk as a Dord
Pizzedasanewt
Hic
Blaaaaaaaarggggggggggh!
Jober as a sudge


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Strupag
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 03:26 PM

Great idea for a thread - some Scots ones :-
Maukit
Blootered
Marak or miraculus
Stotious
Cannie bite his finger
Pished as a fart (always with a sh)
On the electric juice
On the Skite (Orkney I believe)
Fealing nae pain
Been on the bevvie
Pished as a newt / Relaxed as a newt
Bladdered
Blitzed

That's just scratching the surface.


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: MMario
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 03:29 PM

a couple I've only heard in my home town:

hung out with the wash

on the line


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: okthen
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 03:30 PM

I was once told that the Scots have 40 different words for the different degrees of inebriety, I can't remember them now except my favourite "stortin" which refers to that curious state when attempting to walk a straight line down the pavement you find yourself bouncing off the walls,houses etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: vindelis
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 03:42 PM

maized


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 03:52 PM

Borracho!


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: alanabit
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 03:57 PM

DAMN! I misread that at first. I thought it said, "How do you stay drunk?" It's a shame it didn't, because I know how to do that...
Sloshed.


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Kim C
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 04:10 PM

Drunker than Cooter Brown.

Although, I have no idea who Cooter Brown is.


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Strupag
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 04:16 PM

Definately no r's in Stoatin' Orkthen unless yer landin' on it.
Stotious is the noun. Stoatin' is the verb
Believe me I'm a wee bit of an authority on this. I've had mony sorry Heids tae prove it!


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 04:47 PM

So no-one has offered 'wankered' yet then.

Stoatin' is known dahn sarf as carooming - from the noise produced as you bounce off a lamp post or car wing.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 05:04 PM

blotto
wasted


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 05:07 PM

Blotto. Drunk as a skunk. Wasted. Drunk as a boiled owl. (That last one is a Native American expression gleaned from the book "Lame Deer - Seeker of Visions" It's a very cool book, with some great anecdotes. Another expression Lame Deer uses is to describe someone who leaves a scene very quickly, saying "he took off like a greased fart up a lightning rod".)

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 05:15 PM

Sloshed
awash
leaning to port
snugged or snogged
flawd (obsolete, English)

A late Saturday night train is a "drunkard" in U. S. railroad parlance.


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: open mike
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 05:22 PM

didn'tlame deer also use the term frog skins
for money (or dead presidents)? funny i do not
know if he knew the other uses for skins of amphibians..


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Wesley S
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 05:25 PM

Dangerous behind the wheel of a car ?


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 05:36 PM

Dunno where I got this: Slightly sideways


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: khandu
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 06:51 PM

In my hometown, one of the "ladies of Society" would always respond, when asked about her husband (who was a terrible drunkard), "He is a bit 'indisposed' at this time"

It became a joke to all of us "hooligans". We never got drunk, but as often as possible we were a "bit indisposed".

khandu


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Morticia
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 06:56 PM

scuttered is Irish and one of my favourites, out of his tree, faceless,ratted,pissing down your own leg drunk,jober as a sudge...erm, sure I know more if I think about it.


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Cluin
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 07:56 PM

Getting mortal
Had a few shcoops
totalled
polluted
toasted
pished to the gills
done in
zoo'd
lorded up
promoted to Captain Incoherent
marinated


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 08:06 PM

"And we all got blue blind paralytic drunk, when the old Dun Cow burnt down"


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: reggie miles
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 08:54 PM

A few more come to mind.

soused
seeing double
feelin' it
soaked
liquored up
fallin' down
sodden


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Bert
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 10:16 PM

Olivered (From the rhyming slang Oliver Twist = Pissed)
three parts Olivered
Newted
Had one over the eight
Tiddly
Happy
Merry
Tipsy
Besotted
Shit faced

--------------------------

Kinda reminds me of a skit that Frankie Howerd did on Up Pompei.

He says " I got Rotten in Rome, Sloshed in Syracuse and I won't say what I did in Pisa."

A little later he says "I got Plastered in Paris as well" Only he could get away with two jokes in one.


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: khandu
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 10:32 PM

Grass-grabbing drunk (when you lie down and grab the grass to keep from being slung off the Earth)

Ass-slapping drunk (self-explanatory; lots of fun but has its dangers !)

Mudcatatonic- double meaning; (1) the drink(s) one enjoys while Mudcatting. (2) The state one gets in from Mudcatting too long while enjoying too many number (1)s.

khandu


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Chip2447
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 10:56 PM

four thirds (insert any from the above lists here)
blottoed
Lit up
F**KERED UP
wasted
hammered
wrecked

Chip2447?


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 11:13 PM

Snot-slinging drunk
Knee-walking drunk
Comode-hugging drunk

At outdoor music festivals, you may substitute "tree-hugging" for "comode-hugging".

BTW, it is entirely possible to be all of the above at once, in which case one is "snot-slinging, knee-walking, comode-hugging drunk".

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Blackcatter
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 11:19 PM

Thank goodness for Lord Buckley.


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 11:44 PM

Mowldy,
Footless,
In Bits,
In Bootlaces,
Bokin'
Ossified,
Arsified,
Vino Collapso (look! an ablative absolute!)

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: John P
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 01:03 AM

woofled
about gone
belted
foxed
have a load on
grogged
impixlocated
zig-zagged
tanglefooted
salted
tight as a drum
limp
ossified
pickled
pasted
swazzled
tossed
queer
seeing snakes
slathered
likkered up
muddled
parboiled
dead to the world
hooted
glazed
afloat
blindo
ginned up
embalmed
rosy about the gills
slushed
speechless
mizzled
inspired
scammered
wobbly
foggy
sap happy
oiled
bibacious
dithered


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: JennyO
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 01:21 AM

"So goodnight, drive carefully if you're going far,
Mine's a pint and two white wines,
See you in the bar,
And a treble gin and tonic,
So we'll soon be catatonic,
So... nighty nighty ev'ryone
Ni....ght ni....ght!"

(from "Nighty Nighty Ev'ryone" by Dillie Keane and Adele A.)


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: open mike
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 03:08 AM

i tend to be a bit worried about those with the longest lists!


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 03:56 AM

ratarsed

In conference (at work!)

RtS
(I've been thrown out of better pubs than this)


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 04:16 AM

As urinated as a small amphibious reptile.


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Jeanie
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 04:25 AM

Under the affluence of incahol

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Schantieman
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 04:57 AM

Like that one, Jeanie.

How about 'tired and emotional' which used to be the (UK) parliamentary euphemism?

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 05:04 AM

Folklore or not, I once read that the English language has more euphamisms for a state of intoxication than it has for anything else (body parts, intercourse or whatever)

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 05:29 AM

I would tactfully suggest that a persons thirst may be over-slaked.

Kris


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,Talking not boozing YUK!!!!!
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 05:32 AM

Arent we wasting good drinking time on this most fascinating of subjects ????????


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 06:26 AM

higher than a kite
drunk as a skunk
loaded


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: alanabit
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 06:39 AM

Did not our former Chancellor, Nigel Lawson, once declare that our economy had achieved an economic miracle. He later admitted that he had done so after what he described as "a good lunch"? I think that the next time I come home at three, stagger through the front door and miss the target in the bathroom, I shall explain to the rest of the family that I have "had a good lunch".


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: gnu
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 06:51 AM

S/he was inspecting the carpets.
S/he was talking on the great white telephone.
S/he was talking to God... cause S/He was the only one who could understand her/him.
Pie eyed. Tossed (in reference to tossing one's cookies).


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,Talking not boozing YUK!!!!!
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 06:58 AM

two sheets to the wind
tipsy
away with the faries
Blotto
Heaving
out for the count


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,Talking not boozing YUK!!!!!
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 07:01 AM

Shit faced
pole axed


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,davetnova
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 08:00 AM

guttered.


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 08:14 AM

There are also the important four stages of drunkeness as commemorated in the Nova Scotian song "Jocose Drunkard" which I once posted in a previous thread digression:

Jocose
Morose
Bellicose
Comatose

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: The Walrus
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 08:21 AM

Zig-zag
Catsood
"Having drink taken" (from the old court phrase "Not drunk, but, having drink taken, the accused did...")
Counting the cobbles/kirbstones (flat on one's face in the gutter)
"Not as think as some drunkle peep I am"
"Under the affluence of incerhol"
Rat faced, Rat arsed or (just ratted)
Pissed as a fart/rat/pudden (pudden not pudding)
Elephant's (Elephant's trunk - drunk)
Brahms (Brahmns & Lisdt - Pissed)
Elephant's and Mozart (parody of the above two)
Foggy
"Star shaped drunk" (from the habit of falling over backward, arms and legs spread, when intoxicated)
or one I've only ever heard once (but it amused at the time) -
"A bit sea-sick" (we were miles in-land at the time).

Regards

Walrus


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 08:21 AM

Snockered.
Alcoholicly impaired.
Cop-kickin' drunk. (a Kentuckyism)


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: JudeL
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 08:23 AM

GNU: you're said to be "talking to god", not because he/she is the only one who can understand you but because you keep saying "Oh god, Oh god" , another phrase that comes to mind is "talking to Huwie and Ralph on the great white telephone" but both the "Oh god" and the "Huwie and Ralph" more usually come later when "hugging the porcelain" and "producing diced carrots"


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 08:36 AM

Kicking up Bob's-a-dying

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 08:38 AM

Slaughtered
Lashed
no bones in yer legs
Stewed
Discomboobulated
Vertically challended
Away with the fairies
Steaming


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,Kim C no cookie
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 11:08 AM

Grass-grabbin drunk!! Ha! I never heard that one before. I like it!

I had a friend once tell me about a party we had both attended, where I proceeded to get extremely grass-grabbin-drunk on tasty Spanish sherry - "I remember you enjoying yourself."

According to most of my friends, the best way to describe me as drunk, is "giggly."


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 11:12 AM

You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on!

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 11:22 AM

Gutter camping
Fleuthered

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: How do you say drunk?
From: DG&D Dave
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 11:26 AM

From a German dance team:
Dunken Blau.
I believe that this means Drunk Blue?
Dave.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Merritt
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 01:41 PM

Get sedated

The Hendrix-inspired phrase, "Excuse me while I kiss the floor."

Half-past quarter-after five-of...

- Merritt


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 02:07 PM

Slightly the worse for wear

Wiped out

Wizzed

Had a sniff of the barmaid's apron (usually of a youngster)

LFF


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 04:32 PM

Bushed


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 05:03 PM

"has the blind staggers"

"You're so drunk, I can barely see you"


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Joe_F
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 06:59 PM

Half seas over
Burning with a low blue flame
Seeing double & feeling single
.
.
.
He is not drunk who from the floor
Can rise again and drink some more,
But he is drunk who prostrate lies
And cannot drink and cannot rise.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: reggie miles
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 08:37 PM

BTW thanks to whomever was clever enough to recast the prefix of this thread from what I had originally thought it must be "BS" to Folklore and fixing my sloppy >br> mistake. I'm not sure how this relates to folklore but it certainly adds an air legitimacy to the question. I simply wondered about the local slang or common examples of the term in various places where we are all from. There seems to be plenty of expressions out there for this condition. I have no doubt there are a great many more to be shared.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: aussiebloke
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 03:53 AM

Not a description of being drunk itself, but a resulting behaviour. A phrase that herself came out with one night when we were dining 'al fresco' (ie on the footpath), and an obviously the worse for wear chap staggered past us making more progress in a side to side direction that forwards...

"He's taking the long walk home."

Cheers all

aussiebloke


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Declan
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 05:28 AM

Many of the above, scuttered is one of my favourites.

In Dublin you are likely to get :

Locked
Locked Stupid
Gee-eyed (with a hard G)
langered (or langerooed)
Well oiled
Gargled
Out of your (something)
       Box and Tree are favourite ones. Have heard gourd as well.
Off your trolley
Fluthered
sozzled
soussed
Zonked

On the way to getting there you can be on the ...
Razz
Piss
Soup
Ran-tan
gargle
skite
Tear
Rip
Lash

Lots of Gaelic ones as well including
Ólta
Ar Meisce
Maith go leoir (literally good enough)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 05:45 AM

I once heard Diz Disley say
"Just a drop to steady myself. Sometimes I get so steady - I can't move.)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: DMcG
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 05:49 AM

Killen and Handle, on "Along the Coaly Tyne" have a song with the chorus

An' I'm stottin' alang the wall,
I'll be stottin' alang the wall:
A Friday night is never quite complete
Unless I get me sup, and I'm feelin' me way alang home
By stottin' down the ropeworks wall.


(I limit my attempts to represent the accent!)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: allanwill
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 08:20 AM

An Australian variant of the song "Seven Drunken Nights" is called something like "Shickered As I Could Be". Haven't played it in a while, so I must dig it out and post it.

Allan


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 10:54 AM

When Eli's drained her final jar,
You'll find her clinging to the bar,
With wheel adrift, sheets to the wind,
She'll need a tow back home ag'in...

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 01:30 PM

Totally townhalled (from the german!)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Fifer
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 01:56 PM

slittered, his lights are on but there's nobody there bokin' fu'


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: gnomad
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 02:07 PM

Having drink taken
Walking both sides of the road
Drunk, and refusing to fight
Out of one's tree
Well lubricated


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 04:48 PM

Holy moley!!

Don't forget the Lord Buckley finale: " I was GOOOOOD'S OWWWWN DRUNK!!"

I am impressed as hell, remembering the linguist doctrine about the number of words the Esquimeaux have for snow because, of course, it plays such an important role in their lives. And here in Mudcatland, we have this huge vocabulary for les ivrognes,/i> and their various states...because...well, further, deponent sayeth not! :>)

A


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Bert
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 06:03 PM

Fou


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 06:07 PM

I'll be goddamned, Bert!! I had forgotten that song, but --no joke -- me own sainted mother used to sing it, who had it from her father the folksinger, back when I was just a tyke!! What a treat to see it again after all these years!!

A


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,Blind DRunk in Blind River
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 09:41 PM

TOTALLY F-IN DECENT MAN!!! I love it! This is like the best F-n thread there ever has bveen on Mudcta! Fokin A!!! I take confort from the fact that there are drunk people like all over the World that I can talk to on the INternet aneytime I want to. Like now eh?

My faverit words for drunk are

Totalled
Pissed
Wasted
Smacked
Sloshed
Ripped
and Weenie-Dogged!!!

and of coarse BLIND DRUNK!!!

I tjhink this calls for a good long chorus of 99 bottles of beer on the F-in Wall, BABY! Yeah! Way cool!!! Who's got smokes? This is Canada man...love it or freeze yer nuts off!

BDiBR


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Cluin
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 10:57 PM

Friends don't let friends post drunk.   ;)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: JennyO
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 12:06 AM

Lights on - nobody home.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: banjomad (inactive)
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 09:53 AM

Blathered, [ often ]
Dave


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: reggie miles
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 12:31 PM

Lubed, as in lubricated like oiled or well oiled posted previously.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Amaranth
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 12:46 PM

compliments of a Jimmie David Post ...

can't find your ass with both of your hands


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,Arnie
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 12:52 PM

I recall hearing a song where the chorus was about 'stotting doon the ropewalk wall' or something similar - from Geordieland or thereabouts I believe. Never knew what stotting meant until now!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: curmudgeon
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 01:16 PM

Pissed as a fiddler's bitch
Blind drunk jolly fu'


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,Raedwulf
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 01:22 PM

Bosko absoluto (No idea what 'bosko' means, but dates back to WWI & beyond; possibly Army slang, rather than general)

Can't remember any of the Shakespearean or medieval ones at the moment...


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,Kittie fiddler
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 02:06 PM

here's mine!
tickled pink in the drink
veshnookered - hope i spelled it right
drunker than a skunk on friday
chasin the purple chickens again!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: allanwill
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 12:52 PM

Was at the pub yesterday and overheard a couple of conversations.

One bloke was talking about a mate who recently got well and truly shickered and he described him as being "fly-blown". Another was talking about his lady. The relationship has been a long one, but very stormy. He said "She's nice until the old grog monster kicks in".

Allan


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: banjomad (inactive)
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 02:14 PM

If you can say it you are'nt


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Hippie Chick
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 02:38 PM

I like "away with the fairies" and "seeing snakes".    quite metaphysical.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: reggie miles
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 06:49 PM

I just wanted to say thanks to all of you who contributed to this thread. It inspired me to write a song that I call, "Drunk". In the song I tried to offer as many of the words or phrases that were suggested here as I could. I think I managed to get 50 different ways of saying drunk in the song. (I haven't counted them lately.)


Drunk - Lofi

http://ezfolk.com/audio/play.php?mode=song_lofi&band_id=143&song_id=12314

Drunk - Hifi

http://ezfolk.com/audio/play.php?mode=song_hifi&band_id=143&song_id=12314

Drunk - Even higherfi

http://www.ourstage.com/music/channel/69-singer-writer/VEBRENQVTAIT-drunk


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 08:32 PM

Snockered.
Scunnered.
Schickered.
Smashed.
Shit-faced.
Star-gazin'.

And that's just the Ss...

Lin


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Nick E
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 09:12 PM

Handsome, beautiful, witty, brilliant conversationalist & Popular!

ps this realy is BS but CHarlie Noble has posted & it has not moved, so who am I to judge? just another drunk at the bar...


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 11:18 PM

One of my favourite expressions is "half-seas-over"...

a good nautical picture...


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,Gweltas1
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 01:57 AM

To add to the list :
Fluthered
Catatonic
Comatose
Incapable
Stotious
Stotherized
Blasted
Half seas over
Addled
Thrashed
Elephants
Destroyed
Stinking
Roarin' drunk
Fighting drunk
Far gone
Sound but no picture
Riding the china boat (from the Flemish expression for a drunken spew in the toilet)
I thoroughly enjoyed all the previous posts and my apologies if I have accidentally repeated any expressions previously posted.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 02:25 AM

In his cups.

He who will brawl only when in his cups is like a clock that must be well oiled ere it strike.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Splott Man
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 04:49 AM

Nobody seems to have mentioned one I heard on Corrie a few years back, I don't know how to spell it, but it's pronounced

Kay-lied


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Megan L
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 05:04 AM

This reminded me of a story my mother in law told, she was writing about her life as a young child on the island of Papa Westray(Pappay)in the 1920's.

"Noo comes New Years day hids a holiday here wae don't hold Xmas day bit wae git a special dinner on New Year usually a hen an soup an sometimes rice pudding wae currants in hid. The men gather at the loch an sail their model yachts an than they hae a dance an prize giving at night.
The men drink something called "heres luck" and hid makes them laugh a lot an some o' them get very happy an some o' them get heid light for they keep falling aboot all over the place."


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 07:40 AM

Arseholed

Good contsternoon afterble, I'm not as thunk as drinkle peep I am I'm only allebriated under the affluence of incohol.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,PMB
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 07:59 AM

Kalied comes from kali, which is Salfordian for sherbert- probably from alkali, as it's made up of sodium/ potassium bicarbonate with citric acid. The foaming of the sherbert brings to mind the head on the beer, and perhaps foaming at the mouth.

Anyone mentioned tosticated yet?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,strad
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 08:15 AM

He's not drunk, he moved!

The local copper came into the pub one Saturday night and enquired "Does any-one here know Richard *******?" "Yea, we know him"
"Well, would someone go and look after him - he's lying down in the carpark and I think he's ill. He can't be drunk, he's not old enough!"


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 08:47 AM

Ought to mention those beautiful tyneside terms

Palatick
Jawneyed inta spaaaaace
doon Bottle Bank


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Dave Hunt
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 09:43 AM

richard posted -

Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Richard Bridge - PM
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 07:40 AM

Good contsternoon afterble, I'm not as thunk as drinkle peep I am I'm only allebriated under the affluence of incohol.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I have it a bit differently - Good consternoon affable, I'm not as drunk as some thinkle peep I am, and besides -I've only had tee Martoonies, and I've all day sober to Sunday up in.

AND
I'm so drunk I don't know who's me yet
But the drunker I sit here the longer I get

Also
Out of his tree
Legless
Pissed as a plastic parrot
Imitating Captain Inchoherent
One over the nine

Cheers!!
Dave


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,Dr Price
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 10:30 AM

From Brittany: Demate (Dismasted)
From Swansea: Steamin'
From South-east Wales: Stonkin', talkin' German
From Cymraeg, the Welsh language: Wedi Meddwi - from Medd (Mead)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: The Mole Catcher's Apprentice (inactive)
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 11:25 AM

"From Brittany: Demate (Dismasted)"

I've heard this term (one of my favourites, by the way)in Quebec as well.


Charlotte (the view from ma and Pa's piano stool)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,TJ
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 12:04 PM

I believe it was Mark Twain who described a gentleman as being "gloriously and symmetrically drunk - drunk in all particulars."

In his cups
KO'd by "who struck John"
Pickled
Shifazzed
Blitzed
Non compos mentis courtesy of EtOH, CH3CH2OH, C2H5OH


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: The Mole Catcher's Apprentice (inactive)
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 12:48 PM

he/she's out of the office right now.

in his/her cups (another favourite)

snockered (snookered)

Charlotte(has not yet been booked for being drunk and in charge of a piano)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: reggie miles
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 12:56 PM

Oops, I had intended to post the lyrics to my song, "Drunk" along with my previous post. Here you go. Enjoy!

Drunk Reggie Miles © 2008

On Monday we get plastered with martinis till we're lewd
On Tuesday we go to the pub and drink beer until we're screwed
On Wednesday we hang at the bar and down too many keggers
On Thursday we're found at the lounge test hopping liquor flavors
On Friday evening we begin our weekend drinkathon
On Saturday we celebrate by getting pie eyed all day long
On Sunday we slow down a bit and sip wine until we're feelin' no pain
Because tomorrow is the day we get to start all over again

And we'll get pickled, pissed, plowed, parboiled, polluted to the gills,
And we'll get sloppy, smashed, soaked, and stewed until we've had our fills
And we'll get tangle footed, tight as a drum, and three sheets to the wind
And tomorrow is the day that we'll get drunk all over again

On Monday we get rummy with Bicardi till we stammer
On Tuesday we go pubbin' and guzzle Guiness till we're hammered
On Wednesday we hang at the bar, slammin' down the Yeagers
On Thursday we're found at the lounge with Johnny Walker's favors
On Friday morning we begin our drinkend week-a-thon
On Saturday we celebrate with Jack Daniels all day long
On Sunday we slow down a bit and sip Smirnoff till we're feelin' no pain
Because tomorrow is the day we get to start all over again

And we'll get tipsy, totaled, tanked up, toasted till we've had enough
And we'll get wobbly, well oiled, wrecked, and wasted, wiped out, from the stuff
And we'll get lit up, loaded, fallin' down, feelin' it, and then
Tomorrow is the day that we'll get drunk all over again

And we'll get liquored up, over the limit, looped, and lubricated
We'll get ripped, embalmed, sauced and then thoroughly marinated
We'll be seein' double, blind, and glazed and dazed till who knows when
And tomorrow is the day we get to start all over again
Oh tomorrow is the day that we'll get drunk all over again

And we'll get breathalyzed, DWIs, jail time, and courtroom fines
We'll be 86ed, searched, and cuffed, for weavin' o'er them centerlines
And we'll get impound fees, towing bills, revoked licenses and then
Tomorrow is the day we start our twelve steps over again
Yes, tomorrow is the day we join AA all over again
How dry I am


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,Dr Price
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 12:57 PM

Whoops - that was me. My cookie's definitely popped its clogs.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,Eureka!
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 01:26 PM

Hi all:etymological obbo:
From Mrs.Duck yonks ago:"Totally townhalled (from the german!)"
Town Hall in German is Rathaus-the origin of the otherwise inexplicable "rat-arsed(am.assed)"????


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,The Mole catcher's unplugged and sober Appre
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 01:33 PM

"popped his/her clogs"

a brand new Mudcatter euphymism for being drunk? *LOL*
well done Dr.!

and townhalled..I love that one...writing it down for future reference

Charlotte (it's still to early)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,Jonny Sunshine
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 02:28 PM

trolleyed (so drunk you have to be carried home in a shopping trolley)
trollopped (so drunk you can't even say trolleyed)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Keefy
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 03:11 PM

good contstanoon afterball yoom wana me blow up yer balloon? wyfer? we gonna party?? OK!! gerin!! me'll drive'ya dere!!

bilge ratted
missed his hammock/bunk
bowing to the moon (i.e. hanging over the ships railings/bent double etc)
looking for sharks/worms (as above)
Pubar (As opposed to Fubar - P*ssed Up Beyond All Reason)

my grandfather used to say "He's got his feet on sideways" meaning he cannot walk in one direction i.e. wobbly.

Whoops just Reset my mudcat details as I found them absent.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 03:33 PM

Depends on how drunk you are.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 03:35 PM

Here's one that I watched develop and become locally popular, at least while I was there:

When I was in college at Berea, drinking was a popular sport, mainly because it wasn't allowed and we were in a dry county. This only made it more imperative to be plastered all the time or at least on weekends. One night one of the guys was just completely gassed and passed out onto the floor with his face ending up in a tennis shoe that was sitting there. Nobody bothered to move the poor slob but from then on being really drunk was "Shoe Sniffin' Drunk." It moved off our floor, then went throughout the dorm, and within a short time was in general use around campus.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 03:40 PM

How do I stay drunk? Easy! Just pour another...

(in Scots-English, by the way, "how" can often be used with the English-English sense of "why"; "How did a farmer plant his crops in the eighteenth century?" asked a teacher; "If he didnae, therr wud be naethin tae eat" came the reply. So, "How dae ye stay drunk?" - because things are unbearable sober.

Ah; was that "say drunk"?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Betsy
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 05:08 PM

The folk around Inverness have a word (spelling?) blutered or blootered as in " Absolutely Blutered ".
Around my neck of the wood (in England) "to be a pissed as a hand cart " but why that phrase came about,I have very little idea thought I know a story, too long to relate here which could account for it.
Did anyone mention " 3 sheets to the wind? " again I have no idea of it derivation - more my Dad's generation (long gone) .
Younger kids lads round here refer to "pineapple" as in chunk , but I agree - it's not great - is it?.
My peer group used to commonly use "Arseholed " before it got associated with something completely different.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 19 Mar 08 - 09:14 AM

I believe that the "Three Sheets in the Wind" term refers to a square-rigged sail which has become unfastened at three of its four corners ('sheets' meaning the ropes that hold the sail in place in this instance) so that the sail thrashes about and causes the ship to roll and veer off-course in the manner of a drunken man.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,Betsy
Date: 19 Mar 08 - 09:28 AM

Cheers Minstrel - that makes sense to me (now)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: ard mhacha
Date: 19 Mar 08 - 09:34 AM

Strupag up the line had blutterd, and when the oul fellas in the north of Ireland also used BLUTTERED it came spluttering out and there was no doubting how drunk he-she was, well plastered.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: leftydee
Date: 19 Mar 08 - 10:54 AM

My friend Ferghal says he's "half nicely".


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: Ythanside
Date: 19 Mar 08 - 11:00 AM

Fu' as a puggie.

Used only in Scotland and exile enclaves,I think, and the 'puggie' here refers to the heap of coins pressing against the toughened glass window on the front of antiquated one-arm bandits. As 'puggie' in Scots also translates as 'monkey' the phrase could be taken as 'drunk as a monkey'.

Cheers,

Ythanside


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: ard mhacha
Date: 20 Mar 08 - 07:45 AM

Again in the north of Ireland, stocious, when that term was used, it meant really drunk, unable to walk.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk?
From: GUEST,RIch
Date: 20 Mar 08 - 05:29 PM

ina chaora (like a sheep) Connemara-ism


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