alcohol & england
Pickled. Soused. Mullered. Blotto. Hog-whimpering. Pie-eyed. Tired and emotional; downwind of a few. The presence of so many words and phrases n the English language to describe a state of inebriation surely says something about the English themselves: this is a nation that seeks the comfort of oblivioun - towards the bottom of a bottle. But why do the English tipple until they fall over? Is it to overcome the awkwardness inherent in a half-denied class system? Is it just because the English are more culturaly advanced, and have realised there is no human condition but nice-tasting pain killers? All of these possibilities are explored in A&E.
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