Scheisse — Sometimes a little vulgarity is necessary

Yesterday the world embraced the idea of being Irish, at least for the day as pubs around the world served out copious amounts of Ireland’s most famous export: Guinness. As the green dyed beer, pints of Guinness, shots of Baileys and chasers of Jameson went down the atmosphere in the pubs seemed to get better and better. Simply put pub patrons were drunk. In German: Sie waren betrunken. Of course there are many more words for being drunk in German: besoffen, ölig (AT), alkoholisiert, berauscht, blau, dun, and even fett. In Switzerland we sometimes use the expression Chlapf haben z.B. Nämet mir z`händy wäg,we i än chlapf ha. (Take my mobile away from me when I’m drunk.)

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