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Drunk: The Definitive Drinker's Dictionary Book Review

I recently received a review copy of Drunk: The Definitive Drinker's Dictionary by Paul Dickson. It is both a book and a Guinness World Record holder for the largest collection of synonyms for any term in the English language. Does anyone need a book with 2,231 synonyms for "drunk"?

Absolutely not, but it's fun reading.

I made note of the terms that made me laugh out loud but had to stop as there were too many. Between "A" and "D" I noted: above par, all in, badgered, baptised, beyond salvage, bricked, chateaued, colored, debacled, discumfuddled, dog-sucking drunk, dribbly, and drunkulent. Ha!


If I ever write a book about a heavy drinker, I'll use this one as my thesaurus.

To go along with the book there is a blog accessed here. On the blog you can submit your own synonyms for "drunk" on this post for possible inclusion in the next edition of the book.

I came up with a few terms that are probably only relevant to me. Some of you may be able to recall these instances. I'm sorry if you were there.

  • Calling 911 from Vail
  • Spending time in the VIP lounge at Rickhouse
  • Swimming in Josephine's Bathtub
  • Riding the luge with Julio
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