WATCH: How Drunk Are You?
Sloshed, sozzled, soused, snockered . . .
One of the strangely wonderful things about English is how many words there are for being drunk (note that there are far fewer words for being sober). There are a couple possible reasons for this. First, consuming illicit substances has often been illegal, meaning people had to find ways to talk about it, without actually talking about it. Second, getting a snockered can lead to some pretty creative ideas, including wonderful ways to talk about your buzz. All in all, it’s just more fun to talk about that time you were sozzled than the hangover you had the next day. Test your drunken words skills with our quiz: