I first met alcohol in the late s. My sister and I, aged nine or 10, were up alone. We trawled the lounge for abandoned cans. I can still taste the stale, metallic tang of Heineken on my tongue. Just mind the ones with cigarette butts in.
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Sunny days in the UK might be rare, but within minutes of the sun coming out, you will start to smell smoke rising from barbeques and hear people opening cans of beer. Here are 25 popular expressions about being drunk. Some of these words and phrases are ruder than others, but most of them are considered funny, rather than likely to cause offence! This is actually a very formal word for drunk, but people often say it to sound funny. Most of the time when people use it they are trying to sound funny. However it is probably the most commonly used word in the UK to describe being drunk. If you spend any time in the UK, you will hear it all the time.
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British nightlife is beautiful. In its present-day form, it's a wonderful, if increasingly beleaguered , free-for-all of house parties , grown and sexy nights , night buses, night trains, Afrobeats, gabba, internet drugs, shufflers , hour casinos, Irish pubs where you can belt out "Total Eclipse of the Heart" while obscure horse races play on mute, Corsa cruises , lager boys, craft ale wankers, Wavey Garms girls, nitrous oxide, pre-drinks, afterparties, iPhone meph mirrors, rave nostalgia , rave revival , rave martyrs , Rave Mums , easy sex, tough love, CCTV justice, taxi wars , drug drivers , student music, xenophobic beer mats , queer politics, jacked Snapchat banter , industrial estates, and noise complaints. And all the tools you really need to do it properly are CityMapper, Uber and——apparently—— entire rainforests worth of cocaine.
By Thomas Burrows for MailOnline. It was a wild night of celebrations and booze-fuelled mayhem on the streets of Britain last night as revellers welcomed in - and no one was wrapping up warm. Millions of raucous party-goers packed out pubs and clubs, with some braving the freezing temperatures in skimpy dresses. However, as Britons waved goodbye to , there were some unsavoury scenes with fights breaking out in Swansea and Manchester.