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#25159 04/28/01 05:17 AM
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Interestingly enough I've never seen "crapulent" used to mean drunk although the dictionary confirms the veracity of Sara's (welcome!) assertion.

Usually I've seen it associated with illness.

And the full expression is "the sun is over the fore yardarm", so you all got bits of it right! Usually, I've seen the response, "Well, it's over the yardarm somewhere. Have a drink!"

Skol!



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#25160 04/28/01 11:29 AM
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I use "crapulent" to mean "over-indulgent" with regard to alcohol and/or rich food...I've never applied it specifically to illness, although I suppose vertigo and vomiting are associated...
Sara.


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I use "crapulent" to mean "over-indulgent" with regard to alcohol and/or rich food.

It's the overindulgence in rich food side of things I've seen the word associated with. However, I'm impressed with anyone who uses the word "crapulent" for anything. Most of the people I deal with on a day-to-day basis wouldn't have even heard of the word!



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Crapital Kiwi mentions: However, I'm impressed with anyone who uses the word "crapulent" for anything.

I had never heard the word until The Simpsons came along... Mr. Burns used it in the context of how evil he is ~ something about wallowing in his own crapulence. I love it. I've been saying it ever since, and now you've given me a new way to make use of it!


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I've been saying it ever since, and now you've given me a new way to make use of it!

Then I guess I'm impressed with you, Fibonacci Babe!



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And creeping crepuscular crapulence could mean slowly getting drunk at twilight.


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creeping crepuscular crapulence

Isn't it too bad that such a lovely time of day is described by such an ugly word?
For some reason, "crepuscular" always makes me think of crabs and lobsters. And I don't like seafood.




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My absolute favourite has to be "crapulent"
Others in regular use include "squiffy", "tight as a newt", "plastered", "arseholed", "tipsy", "pissed as a fart".


Somebody would have to be incredibly intoxicated (poisoned)
to be crapulent! Brings up visions of eruptions and pus. Gleck! (gag emoticon) But then, I am delicate in sensibility! (double)
An interesting word, must tell my nurse friends!

Welcome Sara! looking forward to more of your posts!
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And creeping crepuscular crapulence could mean slowly getting drunk at twilight

how did you know?!


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hi folks -- just resurrecting this old thread to share with you a wonderful typo in one of the books I'm currently reading:

"pissed to the eyeballss"

Gee, it's good to be back.


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