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Benjamin Franklin's 220 Expressions for "Drunk"


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Have you ever been offered a lot to drink and afterward found yourself contending with Pharaoh?

If you know what I mean.

No, you don't? Well, that was one of Benjamin Franklin's 220 euphemisms for being drunk. He published a list of them in 1737. Here's Keith Habersberger of the comedy team I Made America playing the role of Benjamin Franklin. It's one of many videos by the troupe about six Founding Fathers kidnapped by time travelers and abandoned in Chicago in 2012.

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Thanks, Nathan. Actually, I spotted that old post and linked to it in this one. I figured that this take on the 220 euphemisms was different enough to justify its own post.
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