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The origin of drunk expressions

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The origin of drunk expressions

WATCH | Ever wonder where some of the phrases come from that we use to describe being drunk? Here is an animated look at the origin of both new and old drunk expressions.

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Among Benjamin Franklin's many accomplishments was writing "The Drinker's Dictionary," a collection of more than 200 terms for getting drunk.

"Plastered" has many other stories behind its origin. Other sources attribute the term to the application of plaster casts as a reference to immobility, to the smell of alcohol sticking like plaster, and to a bird that has been plastered, which means mangled by a shotgun. 

The origin of drunk expressions

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