H. L Mencken’s Dictionary of the American Language supplies a long list of slang terms for being drunk, but the Irish are no slouches, either. They’re spannered, rat-arsed, cabbaged, and hammered; ruined, legless, scorched, and blottoed; or simply trolleyed or sloshed. In Kerry, you’re said to be flamin’; in Waterford, you’re in the horrors; and in Cavan, you’ve gone baloobas, a tough one to wrap your tongue around if you ARE baloobas. In Donegal, you’re steamin’, while the afflicted in Limerick are out of their tree. Bill Barich, A Pint of Plain

parker champagne

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6 Responses to

  1. Barb Estinson says:

    I had no idea that the Irish had so many terms for being drunk. Interesting. Does Steve have bears too?

  2. Di Anne Lewis says:

    Hey Zoey! Me Norman here. Before you’ve gone too far ballobas check out this forward from Di Anne’s friend Karen:
    https://myspace.com/ricoyguapo/video/irish-dancing-teddy-bears/54020470

  3. Jesse says:

    Now Parker is in a drunken stupor? What is this world coming to …

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