By Paul Dickson, Brian Rea
A shrewdpermanent, hilarious, and lavishly illustrated advisor to the main euphemised observe within the English language: Drunk
A record-breaking assemblage of 2,964 alternative ways to assert "drunk." Tipsy, roasted, 3 sheets, whazooed and Boris Yeltsinned are only the beginning....With an creation through the wise-guy lexicographer himself, Paul Dickson, and illustrations through well known artist Brian Rea.
Dickson, who holds the Guiness global list for amassing the main phrases for being, er, now not sober, not just offers a dictionary of these phrases, yet unearths why there are such a lot of synonyms for being "drunk," and the way he got here to gather extra of them than someone else.
The phrases are annotated, too, and lushly illustrated, explaining the twist and turns of a language that has millions of how to assert a similar factor. How, for instance, does a note like "blotto" pass from the lips of P.G. Wodehouse, into the writings of Edmund Wilson, sooner than touchdown with Otto from The Simpson's ("My identify is Otto, i love to get blotto").
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The law of the Salian Franks (also just called the Salic law) imposed fines for almost every sort of offense, including murder. This general idea was not at all uncommon, but some of the Salic specifics are weird. For example, the fines for battery depended on how hard you hit the person, but they don’t seem entirely consistent: CONCERNING WOUNDS 4. He who hits another man on the head so that his blood falls to the ground, and it is proved against him, shall be liable to pay six hundred denarii.
Then you lost me on number three. Many actual experts are confused about this one, too. Some sources translate it as “proved against him” and “he shall be liable to pay,” which makes even less sense. If a witch eats a man, why is that his fault, and how would you collect from the guy anyway? But changing it to “against her” doesn’t clarify much. Maybe “eats a man” translates to something like “possesses” or “casts a spell over,” although I would have assumed that if that could actually be proved, they’d be having themselves a bonfire, not collecting a fine.
So what does this mean? Well, for one thing, under chapter 15 of the same title, if there is an insurrection or rebellion, the president can call up the militia—including the unorganized militia—to the extent he considers it necessary to suppress the uprising. That’s hardly likely to be necessary, given that we now have, for better or worse, a standing army and the National Guard and super-heavily armed local police forces that could be used to suppress such things, but it is legally possible. All 50 states have similar laws, so that’s at least two clubs of which you may automatically be a member.