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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Top 30 Archaic Phrases For Being Absolutely Shitfaced

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Looks like someone's been too free with Sir John Barleycorn. - FLICKR/PAUKRUS
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  • Looks like someone's been too free with Sir John Barleycorn.

The Drunktionary is a wonderful Internet gem that music editor Ian S. Port unearthed yesterday when we were brainstorming names for SF Weekly's new bar column, debuting next Wednesday. It's a compilation of the hundreds, nay, thousands of delightful historical euphemisms for "being really drunk." There's a lot of great language in there (I'm partial to the nautical terms and Cockney rhyming slang), and the whole collection is a reminder that extreme inebriation is a universal human folly. Here are a few of our favorites -- use one or two on your next night out, and your friends are guaranteed to be impressed.

- Admiral of the narrow seas

- Anchored in Sot's Bay

- Been too free with Sir John Barleycorn

- Carrying the dark dog on one's back

- Drunk as rolling farts

- Got one's shoes full

- Gummixed up

- Half seas under

- Has been in the bibbling pot

- Hogwhimpering

- Imbibed giggle water

- Knockin' round like a blind dog in a meat shop

- Lost one's royal rudder

- Off to the races

- On a razzle-dazzle

- Out on the roof

- Poggled

- Pot-walloped

- Pulled a Daniel Boone

- Reeling 'round like a puppy tryin' to find a soft spot to lie down

- Roostered up

- Stewed as a fresh boiled owl

- Surveying the highways

- Tipsified

- Too far north

- Trousered

- Vabooshed

- Varnished

- Walking on rocky socks

- Whisky-frisky

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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