Just about everyone enjoys a tipple from time to time, some more than others. The language associated with drinking and drinkers is the most colorful of all activities. Anybody who has marveled at the record of 2231 ways to say "drunk" in the section "Soused Synonyms" in Paul Dickson's "Words" (Delacorte Press, 1982) appreciates the variety and humour that flows from the tosspot's tipsified tongue.
Word Ways: Vol. 26
, Article 19.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol26/iss4/19