euphemisms for ''to get drunk''

Pub Lunch   Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:35 pm GMT
Liz, Franco - cheers for the educational lessons. Admittedly I did not actually know what a euphemism meant and nor did I claim to (my English, despite being English is not so great - I'm sorry), but I do now.
I was simply replying as others had - sorry. Thanks you lot.

Tone down the verbal’s Franco, to be called a 'retard' and to be said to 'have a 'lack of brain cells' is a tad harsh geezer. There really is no need to get so angry, honest; it is only a forum sunshine. I do see your point though; I will certainly look up any words I am uncertain of from now on as I don't like being called a retard.

One quick question. Is there any point in having euphemisms for the word drunk then?? Surely, even in these PC days, drunk is not considered offensive?? Euphemisms for being drunk?? I'll be buggered if I know.
Adam   Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:28 pm GMT
British terms for "to be drunk" -

befuddled 1. to confuse, as with glib statements or arguments.
2. to make muddled or stupidly drunk.
bent 1. curved; crooked: a bent back.
2. determined; set; resolved: bent on succeeding.
3. Chiefly Brit. a. corrupt.
besotted 1. to stupefy with drink.
2. to make stupid or foolish, esp. with infatuation.
blacked-out 1. a. To lose consciousness or memory temporarily: blacked out at the podium.
blasted 1. blighted; ruined.
2. damned; confounded.
3. Slang. drunk.
blind 3. not characterized or determined by reason or control:
blind chance. 4. not based on reason or intelligence; absolute and unquestioning: blind faith.
5. lacking all consciousness or awareness: a blind stupor.
6. drunk.
blitzed 6. to attack, defeat, or destroy with or as if with a blitz.
blotto Slang 1. very drunk.
boiled-as-an-owl Slang 1. drunk.
bombed Slang 1. completely intoxicated or drugged; stoned.
buttered (?)
canned 4. Slang. drunk.
clobbered 1. to batter severely; strike heavily.
2. to defeat decisively; drub; trounce.
3. to denounce or criticize vigorously.
cockeyed 2. Slang.
a. .off center; tilted or slanted to one side
b. foolish; absurd.
c. intoxicated; drunk.
crapulous drunk
crocked Slang 1. drunk.
cut 50. Slang. drunk.
destroyed 1. to reduce (a thing) to useless fragments or a useless form, as by smashing or burning; injure beyond repair; demolish
2. to put an end to; extinguish.
3. to kill; slay.
4. to render ineffective or useless; neutralize; invalidate.
5. to defeat completely.
dipso Slang 1. a dipsomaniac; habitual drunk.
drunk 1. being in a temporary state in which one's physical and mental faculties are impaired by an excess of alcoholic drink; intoxicated.
2. overcome or dominated by a strong feeling or emotion: drunk with passion.
3. pertaining to or caused by intoxication or intoxicated persons.
drunk-as-a-lord (?)
euphoric 1. a strong feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being, feeling-no-pain, flying
11. without being fastened to a yard, stay, or the like: a sail set flying.
fried 2. Slang.a. drunk; inebriated. b. intoxicated from drugs; high.
giddy 1. affected with vertigo; dizzy.
2. attended with or causing dizziness: a giddy climb.
3. frivolous and lighthearted; impulsive; flighty.
groggy 1. staggering, as from exhaustion or blows.
2. dazed and weakened, as from lack of sleep.
3. Archaic. drunk; intoxicated.
hammered 2. To beat into a shape with or as if with a hammer: hammered out the dents in the fender; hammered out a contract acceptable to both sides.
3. To put together, fasten, or seal, particularly with nails, by hammering.
4. To force upon by constant repetition: hammered the information into the students' heads.
v. intr. 1. To deal repeated blows with or as if with a hammer; pummel: " Wind hammered at us violently in gusts " Thor Heyerdahl
2. To undergo beating in the manner of a hammer: My pulse hammered.(?)
high 14. intoxicated or euphoric under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
hung-one-on 44. Slang. a. to become extremely drunk.
inebriated 1. to make drunk; intoxicate.
2. to exhilarate, confuse, or stupefy mentally or emotionally.
in-one's-cups 19. <in one's cups intoxicated; drunk.
intoxicated 1. to affect temporarily with diminished physical and mental control by means of alcoholic liquor, a drug, or another substance, esp. to excite or stupefy with liquor.
2. to make enthusiastic; elate strongly; exhilarate.
3. Pathol. to poison.
juiced Slang 1. intoxicated; drunk.
legless Australian slang for intoxicated, drunk. (Thank you, Marcus)
liquored-up 5. Informal. to furnish or ply with liquor to drink
6. Informal. to drink large quantities of liquor
loaded 3. (of a word, statement, or argument) charged with emotions or associations that prevent rational or unprejudiced communication.
4. Slang.a. having a great deal of money; rich b. under the influence of alcohol or drugs; intoxicated.
looped 2. Slang.a. drunk; inebriated. b. eccentric; loopy.
mellow 5. pleasantly intoxicated.
obliterated 1. to remove or destroy all traces of.
2. to blot out or render indecipherable; efface.
obliviated 1. the state of being completely forgotten.
2. the state of forgetting or of being oblivious: the oblivion of sleep. out-of-it, passed-out, <pass out to faint.
pickled 2. Slang. drunk; intoxicated.
pie-eyed Slang. drunk; intoxicated.
pissed Slang (vulgar); 1.angry or annoyed; 2.drunk; intoxicated.
plastered Slang. 1. drunk
plowed 14. < plow under.
a. to bury under soil by plowing.
b. to force out of existence; overwhelm. Also, esp. ;Brit. <plough.
plotzed Slang 1. drunk; intoxicated. 2. exhausted; worn-out.
polluted 1. made unclean or impure; contaminated; tainted.
2. Slang. drunk.
pot-valiant 1. brave only as a result of being drunk.
ripped Slang 1. drunk; intoxicated.2. under the influence of an illicit drug.
roaring 7. very: roaring drunk.
sauced Slang 1. intoxicated; drunk.
shickered 1. Chiefly Australian Slang. intoxicated; drunk.
[1910-15; < Yiddish shiker (< Heb shikkor drunk, a drunkard) + - ED 2]
shit-faced Obscene 1. Intoxicated; drunk.
slopped-up 2. to spill liquid upon.
3. to feed slop to (pigs or other livestock).
6. to walk or go through mud, slush, or water.
7. to be unduly effusive; gush (usu. fol. by over).
sloshed 1. Slang. drunk.
smashed 1. Slang. drunk.
snockered (?)
sodden 3. bloated, as the face.
4. torpid or listless.
soused Slang 1 drunk; intoxicated.
sozzled Slang 1. drunk; inebriated.
spaced spaced'-out' adj. Slang
1. dazed or stupefied by narcotic drugs.
2. dreamily or eerily out of touch with reality; disoriented, forgetful, or dazed.
stewed 1. Slang. intoxicated; drunk.
stiff 18. Slang. a. a dead body; corpse.b. a formal or priggish person.c. a poor tipper; tightwad.d. a drunk.
stinking 1. foul-smelling.
2. Slang. very drunk; plastered.
3. contemptible; disgusting.
stinko Slang.1. drunk.2. wretched.
stoned 1. drunk.
2. intoxicated or dazed from drugs; high.
tanked Slang 1. Often, <tanked' up'. drunk.
tied-one-on 28. < tie one on Slang. to get drunk.
three-sheets-to-the-wind or three sheets in the wind Informal 1. Intoxicated; drunk. [Middle English shete from Old English sc&para;at(line) sheet (line) from sc&para;ata corner of a sail;
tight 11. Slang. drunk; tipsy.
tipsy 1. slightly intoxicated.
2. caused by intoxication: a tipsy lurch.
3. unsteady; tippy.
toasted 2. a person, event, etc., honored with raised glasses before dinking.
3. an act or instance of thus drinking: to drink a toast to the queen.
tweaked 1. to pinch and pull with a jerk and twist: to tweak someone's ear.
2. to pull or pinch the nose of, esp. gently.
twisted 10. to cause to become mentally or emotionally distorted;
under-the-influence 1. Intoxicated, especially with alcohol.
under-the-table 2. Into a completely intoxicated state: drank themselves under the table.
under-the-weather 13. <under the weather.
a. not feeling well; somewhat ill.
b. drunk.
wasted 1. useless; unavailing: wasted efforts.
2. physically debilitated; enfeebled: the wasted bodies of the hostages.
3. Slang. overcome by the influence of alcohol or drugs.
wiped-out Slang. 1. completely exhausted.2. intoxicated; high.
woozy 1. stupidly confused; muddled.
2. physically unsettled, as with dizziness, faintness, or slight nausea.
3. drunken.
wrecked 4. a person of ruined health; someone in bad shape physically or mentally.
zoned 15. <zone out Slang. to become inattentive or dazed.
zonked 1. stupefied from or as if from alcohol or drugs; high.
2. exhausted or asleep.
Franco   Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:30 am GMT
I got angered because it had already been mentioned several times , yet people payed no heed.

Forgive my bluntness, it was not my intention to make you feel equated with someone with Down's Syndrome.
Liz   Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:29 pm GMT
<<Liz, Franco

The original poster didn't ask for euphemisms, just for alternative ways of saying 'to get drunk'.<<

Well, the the title is "euphemisms for "to get drunk". Or isn`t it the original one? Correct me if I`m wrong.

<<One quick question. Is there any point in having euphemisms for the word drunk then?? Surely, even in these PC days, drunk is not considered offensive?? Euphemisms for being drunk?? I'll be buggered if I know.<<

That`s a good question!
Okay...I don`t think that the word "drunk" is considered offensive, either. Not even in our PC world full of hypocrisy. However, being dead drunk is not a particularly pleasant thing...
You probably use euphemisms for those who are only slightly drunk, or if you want to sound poetic and / or ironic. That´s all I can say.

P.S. Don´t say your English is bad. That´s your native language, so you CAN speak it well, right? Even if you use non-standard forms your English is NOT bad.
Pub have a funny name. Do you have lunch in a pub regularly?
Liz   Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:21 pm GMT
<<That´s your native language, so you CAN speak it well, right?<<

That should have been "you DO speak it well"
Liz   Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:41 pm GMT
Hey, Adam...that´s another copy-and-paste job, but this time leastways interesting and quite useful. :-)