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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Someone spent waaaaay too much time and money on researching how many words could replace "drunk" in English.

    The list of known terms can be found here: https://www.degruyter.com/document/d..._s_007?noembed

    My fav:



    The paper:

    https://www.degruyter.com/document/d...2023-0007/html
    And they'll spend the next three years using a university grant to do field research on how the pronunciation of each word changes under the influence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    If the eskimos have 30 words for snow and its always snowing what does this list say about the English speaking nations?
    This is more related to how a language incorporates or construct words. In English words are separed.

    Now you can add this to "Today I learned..."

    https://readable.com/blog/do-inuits-...ords-for-snow/
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Someone spent waaaaay too much time and money on researching how many words could replace "drunk" in English.

    The list of known terms can be found here: https://www.degruyter.com/document/d..._s_007?noembed

    My fav:



    The paper:

    https://www.degruyter.com/document/d...2023-0007/html
    Any word can mean drunk in the right context.

    "I got so shri'd last night"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgoodkat:
    Any word can mean drunk in the right context.

    "I got so shri'd last night"

    I haven't seen you that shri-faced since Uni days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huja:
    I haven't seen you that shri-faced since Uni days.
    Shhh.. I resemble that remark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Shhh.. I resemble that remark.
    You know you are drunk when you can't get past the first two letters of your name
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