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  • Hey guys welcome to today's lesson. Did you know that Britain has over a hundred different

  • ways to describe the word drunk in English? Of course getting drunk is not something to

  • be proud of but expressing that you or someone else had a bit too much to drink doesn't have

  • to sound like you've done the worst thing in the world, does it? The British do love

  • their alcohol and are famous for it around the world. Going down to the pub, known as

  • a bar in other countries to have a few pints, meaning beers is part of British culture and

  • a way of socializing after a hard day's work or relaxing and letting your hair down over

  • the weekend. While other countries may have one day to celebrate their country's abiding

  • love for alcohol, the British have three yesterday, today and tomorrow. Therefore it's not surprising

  • to know that the people of the UK have various amusing ways to expressbeing drunk

  • in English. So why should you always just use the word drunk when the English have come

  • up with so many fascinating ways to say the same. I'm Nysha, your English coach and you're

  • watching me on your favourite channel to learn English Let's Talk. Today I'm going to share

  • with you 13 rather unique and funny words and phrases you can learn, which the Brits

  • used to describe the interest in getting drunk and actually being very, very drunk so come

  • on guys let's get started. The first one is a British phrase used to set the mood for

  • a night out of drinking and the phrase is, “ON THE LASH”. On the lash, an expression

  • used to state that someone wants to go out on a drinking spree and drink heavily on a

  • night out. So in Britain if friends are planning to go out on a drinking spree, they could

  • say to you, and if they want to ask you to join them, this is what they could say to

  • you, “hey we're planning to go out on the lash tonight, do you want to join us? So that's

  • the phrase to use, on the lash. Now if you're on the lash as you start having a drink and

  • then another while socializing it with friends and having a good time, at this point you'd

  • probably start to experience the next word which is, “TIPSY”. Tipsy, which means

  • to be slightly drunk. For those who drink and enjoy drinking, feeling tipsy is a start

  • of a very happy-high. On the other hand, perhaps you're someone who has never had any alcohol

  • before, so imagine then if someone you know says to you, “you know I can't believe in

  • this day and age there are people like you who don't drink, like seriously you've never

  • had any alcohol before? And you say, “no, I haven't.” So they say right today you're

  • gonna have some beers with me my friend, and you try to politely get out of the situation

  • but your friend is adamant, that you have to keep him or her company and you have to

  • try drinking. So you very reluctantly agree okay come on let's try it and after two beers

  • you start giggling and smiling more than usual, your head starts spinning and you start to

  • feel a little light-headed, and guess what? What you're experiencing isbeing tipsy’.

  • I'm feeling a bit tipsy after those beersmeaning slightly drunk. Same for those who

  • don't drink very often and suddenly if you drink alcohol after a really, really long

  • time, the alcohol can really make you feel tipsy, so in such situations how would you

  • use the term tipsy in a sentence? You could say, “I drank a glass of wine after a really

  • long time I think it's been six months and it really suddenly hit me, making me feel

  • quite tipsy.” The next expression is related to a shopping trolley, yes you heard me correctly,

  • I did say ‘a trolley’. When we hear the word trolley we think of a supermarket trolley

  • which we push up and down aisles to put our groceries into, right? But how is the word

  • trolley in any way connected to being drunk? See the Brits are extremely innovative and

  • have come up with the expression, “OFF YOUR TROLLEYto mean that someone is drunk.

  • Even though it has nothing to do with trolleys at all. It's a figurative way of saying the

  • person is so drunk, they are behaving strange and doing things they wouldn't otherwise do

  • if they were sober. “Do you remember anything you did last night?” “You were completely

  • off your trolley mate.” That's a fun expression you can use next time you're talking about

  • someone being absolutely drunk. Moving on to the next expression, “PISSED”. In America,

  • the wordpissedmeans to be angry or annoyed at someone. But in Britain the word

  • pissed is a very common way to express being drunk. “We were out on the lash last night

  • and I got completely pissed out of my head.” “They went to the pub and got completely

  • pissed and got back home at 3:00 a.m.” Next we have a rather posh word used mainly by

  • the sophisticated upper-class to mean drunk, the word is, “INEBRIATED”. You never think

  • this word means to be drunk, did you? It's almost too nice to mean that but the joke

  • is in the difference between how ridiculous people can look and sound when they have had

  • too much alcohol and using very formal language that doesn't fit this behaviour. So if you

  • want to use an impressive word, to impress someone to say drunk go ahead and use the

  • word inebriated. “By the end of the night we were all in a pretty inebriated state.”

  • Now coming back to some less posh purely informal British slang terms for being drunk we have

  • the next expression, “OUT OF IT.” To be out of it means that not only are you drunk

  • but you're also finding it hard to concentrate or focus and you are really unaware of what

  • is happening around you. Let's have a look at an example sentence, “You know I don't

  • remember much about last night's party, know what time I got home, I was totally out of

  • it.” Moving on to a rather interesting phrase used by the British which brings me to the

  • next expression, “TO HAVE YOUR BEER GOGGLES”. To have your beer goggles on, this expression

  • to have your beer goggles on refers to a person who can't seem to see clearly and truthfully

  • the reality because they're so intoxicated by alcohol. Often used when you find something

  • or someone rather attractive when that isn't the case in reality. Look at an example sentence,

  • imagine this scenarioyou're sitting outside a bar with a rather pissed friend and she

  • says, “Look that's my hot ex sitting thereSam, I'm just gonna go run and hug him.”

  • And you look across and sorry but he is a shabby looking guy and he looks nothing like

  • your friends ex Sam, so you'd say, “Sorry, you know just ignore her please and you'd

  • say to your inebriated friend, “Darling you've got your beer goggles onor you

  • could say to her, “that's your beer goggles talking, come on let's get you home.” Such

  • fun ways to replace the word being drunk, isn't it? Next we have the wordLEGLESS”.

  • This term hints at the fact that people often find it hard to walk or use their legs when

  • they have had too much drink. Of course in that state your legs would be all wobbly and

  • you'd find it pretty difficult to walk straight, wouldn't you? So how would you use this word

  • in a sentence? Let's have a look, “I was completely legless last night, my cousin had

  • to accompany me home.” Now I drank so much, couldn't get home so my cousin accompanied

  • me home, I was totally legless. To follow we have another British slang word to mean

  • very drunk and the word is, “SOZZLED”. “Two glasses of wine is my limit, anymore

  • and I get sozzled.” Anymore and I get drunk, but you don't want to say drunk, do you? So

  • you say any more than two glasses and I get sozzled, so I'm not gonna have any more. And

  • lastly, I'm gonna team up the last four words which are chiefly British slang words which

  • all mean the very same thing, to be extremely and utterly drunk. You can use any of these

  • words to mean just that, very, very drunk. Here we goBLADDERED”. “He was so bladdered

  • and aggressive the police had to keep him locked up until he sobered up.” “SMASHED”.

  • The group of teenagers were loud and completely smashed out of their heads, so the restaurant

  • manager immediately asked them to leave the restaurant. “PLASTERED”. “I was so plastered

  • yesterday, yet I vaguely remember dancing my heart out to my favourite song, did I do

  • that?” “Or was I actually plastered”. And lastly, the final word on the list which

  • can be usually used to express getting drunk or beyond drunk because of a bad day or week

  • and you feel you just need to have a drink or a couple of drinks to ease your mood and

  • relieve you from all the stress that's going on in your life, the word is, “WASTED”,

  • and how could you use this word? You could say, “Man my boss screamed at me today in

  • front of everyone, I failed my driving test and on my way home can you believe it, someone

  • stole my walletcan today get any worse?” “I'm gonna get totally wasted tonight, are

  • you joining me?” “I want to get wasted, just drink my sorrows away”, you get the

  • gist, right? So there you have it guys, you've just learned 13 amusing ways the Brits use

  • to saydrunkin English. Try using any of these phrases or words the next time you

  • want to say, ‘drunkand make speaking English a lot more fun. I hope you enjoy today's

  • lesson, if you did, write to me in the comment section below and let me know which were your

  • favourite phrases or words from today's lesson and come on try to use them in a sentence.

  • Life doesn't have to be serious all the time and nor does your English. It's important

  • that learning should also be fun, so keep practicing your English guys because as they

  • say, practice makes perfect.

Hey guys welcome to today's lesson. Did you know that Britain has over a hundred different

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/09
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