"Legless But Smiling"

Old Oct 5, 03, 4:02 pm
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"Legless But Smiling"

OK - maybe not the right forum, but I think only a Brit would know this one.

Whie out in Cornwall a couple of weeks ago, there were a couple of places where we could get "scrumpy" (sp?). The most popular brand had the slogan "Legless but Smiling"

Now what the he11 does that mean? Is that like "Third Degree Burns but Upper Lip Still Stiff"? Or "My Arm May Be Broken, But At Least I Can Still Crawl"

Who would invent a slogan like that? What's it all about, then, eh?
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Old Oct 5, 03, 4:07 pm
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Hi,

It is scrumpy cider that you saw ( stronger than normal cider).

" Legless" = very drunk.

so the brand will leave you probably on the floor after a few pints and you will wake up with a hangover!! - so no change from a friday night for me!!

I think the brand could only be thought of by people from SW England ( where most of the cider is from i think

PS Apologies to any people from SW England here.

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Old Oct 5, 03, 5:06 pm
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I guess it's better than "Bugger, I am drunk"

with no aplologies whatever to U Know who
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by BigLar:
I guess it's better than "Bugger, I am drunk"

with no aplologies whatever to U Know who
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Old Oct 5, 03, 5:57 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by CT-UK:
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Old Oct 6, 03, 3:01 am
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We do have some great ways of describing being drunk here in the UK as well as legless.

Hammered
Smashed
Trousered
Trolleyed
Neebed
Minging
Reekin'

as well as good old fashioned p*ssed and rat ars*d.

And my all time favourite - Treeless (i.e. out of my tree!)

(To keep the BA (First) link I suppose I could add Kruged or Pipered?)

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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by edi-traveller:
We do have some great ways of describing being drunk here in the UK as well as legless.

Hammered
Smashed
Trousered
Trolleyed
Neebed
Minging
Reekin'
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And don't forget gassed

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not forgetting that supremely elegant "$hitfaced"
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Old Oct 6, 03, 8:39 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by chippy63:
not forgetting that supremely elegant "$hitfaced"</font>
Or fish-shaped....
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Old Oct 6, 03, 9:38 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by chippy63:
not forgetting that supremely elegant "$hitfaced"</font>
Yeah - that sounds elegant

$hitfaced but Smiling"

I'd buy some of that.
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I had my first ever blackout on scrumpy

Went to Newquay in Cornwall at age 18 - at lunch time asked for a pint of Scrumpy - bartender would not serve pints only halfs - me and me mate remember leaving pub, the next thing was waking up in the B&B next morning. Powerful stuff!!!!!
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Wellied
Blootered
Gassed (happy memories of functions in Edinbugh called "Gassedalweekendos")
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Notice when discussion of getting FUBAR comes up, it is we Scots on this board who seem to have the most different number of words for it.

Kinda like how Eskimos have 20 (or something like that) different words for snow....or folk from Edinburgh have loads of different ways to describe precipitation (eg haar, drizzle etc)

I'm not teetotal by any means, but the massive volumes of alcohol consumed by Scots "at play" does somewhat befuddle me...I guess years living abroad changes your perspective !
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by TomCayman:

I'm not teetotal by any means, but the massive volumes of alcohol consumed by Scots "at play" does somewhat befuddle me...I guess years living abroad changes your perspective !
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I think age reduces the massive volumes to a more acceptable level as well.

Although I have never been to Grand Cayman, I have enjoyed subsituting "heavy" with various Caribbean cocktails on other islands and enjoying a "skinfe'" in the sun!!
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