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20th Dec 2016

13 Ways Of Saying You’re Drunk In Ireland, Ranked In Order Of Drunkness


So, we Irish are known to dabble in the art of drinking.

And because we’re the land of saints and scholars and all that, we’ve named every stage of drunkeness in the transition period. Because, in fairness, they do all mean something totally different. 

Use our handy rating system the next time you’re out, and see which nifty word you were that night!

1. Merry

Music’s good, booze is sweet and you’re surrounded by good value mates. You’re drunk off the atmosphere alone.

Merry can occur half a pint in.

2. Tipsy

Two pints. You’re having more fun.

3. Gee-eyed

Your first spirit drink has arrived. The idea of a nightclub starts to sound appealing, and you start to think how much you just love having fun.

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4. Gone

You’re well on your way. Both metaphorically and physically – i.e. you’re at the ATM en route to the club where you’ll spend the next five hours shouting.

5. Pissed

Suddenly you’re much friendlier than usual and everyone looks really good tonight.

6. Baloobas

You see double of yourself in the mirror if you shake your head, or move at all. 

And… when did I spill Jaeger on myself?

7. Plastered

If you’re a girl: You’re getting in pictures with the woman spraying deodorant in the bathroom.

If you’re a boy: You’ve gotten slapped for asking a redhead can you use her hair as a lighter.


8. Shit-faced

You pull your top up into a crop and wondered why you’ve never done this before now. 

You’ve also Snapchatted the fuck out of your evening because why the fuck not? YOLO.

9. Hammered

You’re praying to God the DJ hears you screeching ‘PLAY B*WITCHED C’EST LA VIE’ from the dancefloor.

10. Twisted

You’ve gotten with your mate’s younger sister. 


11. Polluted

You’re so hungry you would kill and eat a small animal if it came within a 10-metre radius. Although when you see someone throwing their ring up outside the club, you feel sober as a judge so you down three drinks and leave for an afters.

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12. Fucked

Walking is hard and everyone’s in your way and where is your phone?

13. And finally, Blind

You have returned to your pre-birth state of having underdeveloped organs and being wildly vulnerable. 

You remain in the foetal position, atop a pile of coats and with your shoes firmly tied on, until coaxed out by the smell of Domino’s and shame.

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