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... perhaps a thread on words for "feeling the effects of alcohol", to a greater or lesser degree???

There must be hundreds, but I'll start with just one: pixilated.
 
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Ooooooooo..here is one I like! Goodness knows everytime I take a sip of something, someone tells me I'm snockered! razz
 
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From word detective, I am as drunk as a skunk. It also fits well with my previous "mephitic" post. razz
 
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There is a similar word already - pixelated - which means to divide into pixels (as of a computerised image).

I have sometimes felt that this has happened to my brain if I am have been unwise enough to drink American beer!

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Well oiled

Rat-arsed

Kale-eyed

Pissed as a newt

One over the eight

Mortal

Bladdered

I'm off to the pub now for some "chemical" beer to try to achieve one of the above!
 
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Hey, Stan, those are all new to me! cool
 
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Well Morgan I'm now back from the pub with more ammunition.

Blotto

Full of peeve

Legless

Tipsy

Arseholed

Pissed as a fart

Drunk as a Lord

Stotting

Tanked up

Full as a gun
 
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And finally, from Eileen at the Black Swan:

Lashed
 
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OK, Stan, some of those I know!

How about:

sloshed

wasted

three sheets to the wind

blasted
 
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Interesting, Stan, that a couple of yours use pissed. On our side of the pond, "pissed" is slang for "angry".
 
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Just as I posted, Morgan was adding three sheets to the wind.

There must be some story behind this one, but off the top of my head I can't see why sheets would have become a metaphor for drunkenness. Can anyone advise?
 
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The word sheet is used in the nautical sense. A sheet to a sailor is a rope used for controlling the sails. If a sheet is left to flutter in the wind, the sail it controls will flap and the boat will lose way. With three sheets to the wind the boat will lose way and be uncontrollable, much like someone who is drunk.
 
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Interesting, Stan, that a couple of yours use _pissed_. On our side of the pond, "pissed" is slang for "angry".


"Pissed Off" is our equivalent to your "Pissed"
 
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Good Grief, I almost made a major faux pas because I didn't know the meaning of "three sheets to the wind". I recently found a charming picture of a sailboat with the inscription "Three Sheets to the Wind". I almost bought it for one of my colleagues with the last name of "Sheets". She probably would have thought that I considered her a "drunk"!!!!
I was so sure that arnie was wrong with his definition that I went to word detective, which confirmed for me that arnie was right! red face red face red face
 
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Kalleh, O ye of little faith! frown

I'm glad the Word Detective got it right. I was interested to learn that:
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The specific number of "three sheets" in the phrase wasn't random, by the way -- there was, at one time, a sort of rating system of inebriation among sailors, where "one sheet" meant "tipsy" and so on, up to "four sheets in the wind," meaning to be completely unconscious.
I'd never known that, but it makes sense (something that doesn't often happen with words). razz
 
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The Callahan's Pub tales I've been reading, as mentioned elsewhere, taught me a new drinking word. One of the characters is a cluricaune, akin to a leprechaun. At his first appearance the bartender speaks:
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"I'm sorry to say he's not a leprechaun. It's much worse than that. He's a cluricaune. Leprechauns make shoes."

Brief silence.
"What do cluricaunes do?" Doc Webster asked.
"Drink."
He paled. "Oh, shit."
"Hip-deep," I agreed.
"A cluricaune," Long-Drink said darkly, "is a walking thirst."

"He's the finish of this place," I told them all. "Unlike many of the Little Folk, a cluricaune will attach himself to a specific place, rather than to a family or clan. And what he does to that place is to drink it dry as an Iranian cabinet meeting -- no matter what God or man may do or try to do to stop him. A cluricaune can suck booze through a stone jug. He can smell sauce in a cesspool. He'll eat fuming Drano if you pour in a few drops of vinegar. I bet you not one purse in this room has any nail polish remover left in it right now."

The cluricaune began to snore--loudly, and fairly disgustingly. He was not a pretty drunk.

"The cluricaune is here," I said. "Our booze is not."
 
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Ahh, no one has said hammered.
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Interesting, Stan, that a couple of yours use pissed. On our side of the pond, "pissed" is slang for "angry".

Hic, we are on the same side of the pond, and yet "pissed" means something else to me....the conclusion of drinking to much beer! big grin
 
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Out here, people who drink too much get shit-faced. We're a genteel bunch.

Tinman big grin
 
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I am forced to conclude that there are as many euphemisms for getting drunk as there are for matters of a sexual nature - and maybe for the same reasons. Most people do it but don't like to admit it too boldly!

Richard English
 
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Me: Interesting, Stan, that a couple of yours use "pissed". On our side of the pond, "pissed" is slang for "angry".
Stan: "Pissed Off" is our equivalent to your "Pissed"
We USn's also use "pissed off", in the same way.
With a lesser degree of annoyance is called being "t'd off", short for "ticked off".
 
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One of the characters is a cluricaune, akin to a leprechaun


Hic, the cluricaune is new to me. Are there other characters akin to leprechauns????
 
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Two Ive heard are "elephants" and "Brahms"

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Schindler's list
Scotch mist
Oliver Twist
 
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All right, Richard. I get "elephant's [trunk = drunk], but not "Brahms". [head-scratching icon]
 
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All right, Richard. I get "elephant's [_trunk_ = drunk], but not "Brahms". [head-scratching icon]


Does it help that the full expression is 'Brahms and Liszt'?

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My favourite drink related rhyming slang came from the British TV series Minder. George Cole (Arthur) would order a "Vera Philharmonic."

A free pencil case to the first person from the colonies to name the drink.
 
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Gin and Tonic! razz
 
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Well done.
I'll drop the pencil case off the next time I'm in your locality!
 
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Americans use piss-faced drunk, don't they? (I sometimes get my Americanisms and Briticisms confused).

plastered
inebriated
under the influence
pickled
smashed
soused
boozed up
 
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>>the full expression is 'Brahms and Liszt'

I am 'liszt' that I 'liszt' that. But I would think that for beer, a more appropriate musical reference might be to Handel's Water Music.
 
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ATTENTION.........
Public Service Announcement: Please READ and BEWARE


Police are warning all men who frequent clubs, partygoers and unsuspecting pub regulars to be alert and stay cautious when offered a drink from any woman. A date rape drug on the market called "beer" is used by many females to target unsuspecting men.

The drug in liquid form is now available almost anywhere. It comes in bottles, cans, from taps and in large "kegs." "Beer" is used by female sexual predators at parties and bars. Typically, a woman needs only to persuade a guy to consume a few units of "beer" and then simply ask him home for no strings attached sex. Men are rendered helpless against this approach.

After several "beers" men will often succumb to desires to perform sexual acts on horrific looking women to whom they would never normally be attracted. After drinking "beer" men often awaken with only hazy memories of exactly what happened to them the night before, often with just a vague feeling that something bad occurred.

At other times these unfortunate men are swindled out of their life's savings in a familiar scam known as "a relationship." It has been reported that in extreme cases, the female may even entrap the unsuspecting male into a longer term form of servitude and punishment referred to as "marriage." Apparently, men are much more susceptible to this scam after "beer" is administered and sex is offered by the predatory female.

Please! Forward this warning to every male you know. Thank you for your attention.....
 
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