Intoxerated: The Definitive Drinker's Dictionary
A smart, hilarious, and lavishly illustrated guide to the most euphemised word in the English language: Drunk
A record-breaking assemblage of 2,964 different ways to say "drunk." Tipsy, roasted, three sheets, whazooed and Boris Yeltsinned are just the beginning....With an introduction by the wise-guy lexicographer himself, Paul Dickson, and illustrations by renowned artist Brian Rea.
Dickson, who holds the Guiness World Record for collecting the most words for being, er, not sober, not only provides a dictionary of those words, but reveals why there are so many synonyms for being "drunk," and how he came to collect more of them than anyone else.
The terms are annotated, too, and lushly illustrated, explaining the twist and turns of a language that has thousands of ways to say the same thing. How, for example, does a word like "blotto" go from the lips of P.G. Wodehouse, into the writings of Edmund Wilson, before landing with Otto from The Simpson's ("My name is Otto, I like to get blotto").
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Adrian Quist alcohol Antonio Lillo Australian beastliness that comes Benjamin Franklin Blackguardiana blotto booze bosky brass eye Brewer's Dictionary British café owner Roland Cocked Cockney rhyming slang comes beyond mild Crunk dead drunk Defined Dictionary of Phrase Dot Cotton drank drink drunkenness Edmund Wilson English Language Expressions of High Feeling Fucked fuddled Full Getting gills Gone grape H. L. Mencken half drunk High and Low inebriation Irish John Ash's John Barleycorn John Russell Bartlett liquor Loaded lord Low Society London meaning mild intoxication Noah Noah Webster one's owner Roland Elliot's Phrases and Fast Pretty Roland Elliot's 1913 sheets Shicker Shot Slang Dictionary slang for drunk sober Soused staggering Stewed Street Phrases synonym for drunk term appears term for mild terms for drunk Tight tipsy Tired and emotional total fuddlement Urban Dictionary Victoria Moore Vulgar Words wind woozy word for drunk York café owner