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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Sunday Rest: crapulent.

Crapulent is a hard word to say, especially when drunk.

And drunk is what it means.

Oh, but there are so many much lovelier ways of saying drunk. Sozzled, for instance. Rat-faced. Merry. Or the Scots fou as a wulk. Or the sailors' four sheets to the wind...

...and politicians tend to be emotional.

Word not to use today: crapulent. This word is from the Greek word kraipalē, meaning hangover.

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