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Shaman



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2003 10:58 pm    Post subject: Drinking Expressions Reply with quote

bnix wrote:
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Three sheets to the wind on only one night-cap? Incidentally,maybe we can start a thread sometime on drinking expressions.

I've got the first round. Wink

Drunk (state) - Half in the bag, Sideways.
Drunk (person) - Wastepail, Liquor pig.

That should open the flood gates. That being said, I'm off to grab myself a wobbly pop (beer).

Kanpai,

Shaman
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Roger



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2003 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drunk (adj.):
- soused
- spiflicated
- tipsy
- intoxicated
- inebriated
- boozed up
- stoned
- show a grog blossom

Drink (noun)
- nose paint
- booze
- lager lout

And don't forget you booze up in a WATERING HOLE, and some engage in a DUTCH BARGAIN (doing business in an advanced state of drunkenness).
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gerard



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2003 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 sheets to the wind is my favorite but here goes:

feeling no pain.........

shit-faced................

a little glow on.........

drunk as a skunk.....

hammered..............

blasted...................

liqoured up.............

tanked up...............
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2003 6:05 am    Post subject: grog blossom Reply with quote

"grog blossom" is the colouring in the face that typifies someone who has been over-imbibing for many years.

So says the total abstainer scot47.
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itslatedoors



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2003 7:17 am    Post subject: Synonyms for drunk(adj) Reply with quote

Bazzed,Lee Van Cleefed,out to lunch,Jean Claude,c_unted,pissed as a parrot,Brahms and List,gone 'Polish,'drunk as a skunk or as the Czechs would say,"I have a gorilla on my shoulder."
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Seth



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2003 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: grog blossom Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
"grog blossom" is the colouring in the face that typifies someone who has been over-imbibing for many years.

So says the total abstainer scot47.


AKA 'Gin Blossoms'

Drunk (adj):
knackered
in a right state
tanked
tossed
forgot his name
lambasted
seeing double
juiced up

Drunk (n):
Scally
boozer
alkie
lager lout
drinks like a fish

Drink:
have a nip
get your drink on
wet your whistle
toss/knock back a few
have a session
on the piss
kill some brain cells
have a soak

'I didn't choose to drink, a drink just chose me' - Beautiful South
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Shonai Ben



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2003 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Dad's favorite expression was in the "suds",meaning drinking beer.
He also called the liquor store the grog shop.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2003 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pissed as a newt.

I've always loved the expression 'technicolour yawn'.
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Shaman



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2003 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good list so far. Here are some more that came to mind.

The Drink:

Liquid Courage - a tonic that generates the illusion of superhuman fighting ability within the soggy, addled pate of the imbiber.

Drunken state:

- pickled
- stewed
- pie-eyed

The Morning After:

- eyes like two pissholes in the snow
- the liquid laugh (a variation of the technicolour yawn)

Slainte,

Shaman
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gerard



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2003 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A woman drove me to drink and I never had the courtesy to thank her.

W C Fields
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bnix



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 2:07 am    Post subject: Please Don't Squeeze the Shaman... Reply with quote

So,Shaman is in Limbo,Canada? Think maybe I drove through Limbo a long,long time ago.Well,why not...after all,there is a Purgatory,Colorado! And I have also been in Hel(only one"l")Poland...small town at the tip of a peninsula in northern Poland.And yes,as a matter of fact,it WAS a cold day in Hel...

Only joking of course..it is Limbo/Canada,right?

I am now in a place where there are still people practicing to be shamans...very colorful...one time when out with friends we saw a few on a mountainside along with some signs..when I asked what the sign said..."Please don't squeeze the shaman! Smile (only joking,of course).

As long as we are discussing drinking...how about your remedies for hangovers?Of course,there is the famous"Hair of the dog that bit you"...more booze.I always favored tomato juice...good for hangovers...also the best thing to remove the odor if you are ever unfortunate enough to get "skunked" Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 4:29 am    Post subject: C2HO5H Reply with quote

For hangovers I used to swear by a pickled gherkin.

What about exoressions for not drinking ?
ie "on the wagon", "off the sauce" ?

asks scot47, who is now a total abstainer, leading a righteous life.
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 4:43 am    Post subject: Adam's ale Reply with quote

Dear scot47,
Teetotaler? On the water wagon? Drinking Adam's ale? A " righteous life ", eh? Would that include a fair amount of " righteous indignation ", directed mainly at posters who think the world is divided into only the USA and all the rest of the globe?
Regards,
John
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scot47



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 4:46 am    Post subject: righteous Reply with quote

Well if I am righteous that means I am right and everyone else is wrong !
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itslatedoors



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 9:07 am    Post subject: Scot 47/"I'm right and........" Reply with quote

I think you forgot to put the word 'self' before righteous.A teetotal jock..must be a story behind that.Too many jollies in Bulgaria methinks...or just a henpecked hubby?
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