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Folklore: How do you say drunk?

reggie miles 13 Jan 03 - 03:01 PM
MMario 13 Jan 03 - 03:08 PM
open mike 13 Jan 03 - 03:09 PM
C-flat 13 Jan 03 - 03:17 PM
C-flat 13 Jan 03 - 03:19 PM
MMario 13 Jan 03 - 03:21 PM
smallpiper 13 Jan 03 - 03:21 PM
Strupag 13 Jan 03 - 03:26 PM
MMario 13 Jan 03 - 03:29 PM
okthen 13 Jan 03 - 03:30 PM
vindelis 13 Jan 03 - 03:42 PM
Sorcha 13 Jan 03 - 03:52 PM
alanabit 13 Jan 03 - 03:57 PM
Kim C 13 Jan 03 - 04:10 PM
Strupag 13 Jan 03 - 04:16 PM
Liz the Squeak 13 Jan 03 - 04:47 PM
Sorcha 13 Jan 03 - 05:04 PM
Little Hawk 13 Jan 03 - 05:07 PM
GUEST,Q 13 Jan 03 - 05:15 PM
open mike 13 Jan 03 - 05:22 PM
Wesley S 13 Jan 03 - 05:25 PM
GUEST,ClaireBear 13 Jan 03 - 05:36 PM
khandu 13 Jan 03 - 06:51 PM
Morticia 13 Jan 03 - 06:56 PM
Cluin 13 Jan 03 - 07:56 PM
Little Hawk 13 Jan 03 - 08:06 PM
reggie miles 13 Jan 03 - 08:54 PM
Bert 13 Jan 03 - 10:16 PM
khandu 13 Jan 03 - 10:32 PM
Chip2447 13 Jan 03 - 10:56 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 13 Jan 03 - 11:13 PM
Blackcatter 13 Jan 03 - 11:19 PM
Seamus Kennedy 13 Jan 03 - 11:44 PM
John P 14 Jan 03 - 01:03 AM
JennyO 14 Jan 03 - 01:21 AM
open mike 14 Jan 03 - 03:08 AM
Roger the Skiffler 14 Jan 03 - 03:56 AM
Dave Bryant 14 Jan 03 - 04:16 AM
Jeanie 14 Jan 03 - 04:25 AM
Schantieman 14 Jan 03 - 04:57 AM
Nigel Parsons 14 Jan 03 - 05:04 AM
KingBrilliant 14 Jan 03 - 05:29 AM
GUEST,Talking not boozing YUK!!!!! 14 Jan 03 - 05:32 AM
Mary in Kentucky 14 Jan 03 - 06:26 AM
alanabit 14 Jan 03 - 06:39 AM
gnu 14 Jan 03 - 06:51 AM
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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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