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  • Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo.

  • I need a drink to take the edge off.

  • Hey, E, how you doing?

  • Seems E is ready to start drinking and wants me to join him.

  • Today's lesson is on drinking.

  • Not...

  • I mean, I did a video on drinking before.

  • Take a sip.

  • This is what happens when people drink too much, past the social stage.

  • Okay?

  • So let's go to the board and take a look.

  • And before I get started, this video is for Elle Williams (Chicklet).

  • She'll know why when I get to "paralytic", and the rest of you will learn a brand new

  • word you'll like a lot.

  • Anyway, so E's saying: "Cheers, mate", so he wants to invite me to a drink.

  • Before I get started on the lesson, I want to kind of do a public service announcement

  • (PSA): "Drinking can be a social activity, but too much is irresponsible.

  • Please drink responsibly."

  • Now I've done my PSA.

  • Okay?

  • So, I'm not advocating drinking too much, but this video is about drinking too much.

  • Let's just face it, what it is.

  • I mean, we're not going to be drinking Perrier, here.

  • Okay?

  • So, you like to drink, you like to party.

  • In some countries I know it's not legal, but if you're coming to a lot of Western countries,

  • you can drink and some people take that to the extreme.

  • And I'm going to go and go through the stages, actually, of drinking and where we start off

  • with.

  • Now, if you have a drink, it probably won't affect you.

  • In fact, for the average person, male or female, one drink every two hours will not really

  • affect your system; it will be in your system, but won't affect you - how you think, cognitively

  • how you think or you physically, your reflexes, depending on weight and everything else before

  • people say: "But James, if it's a small woman..."

  • Just generally speaking, okay?

  • Now, if you are going to go out drinking, I may suggest that you get a "designated driver".

  • In North America, that is a person who is not supposed to drink, so if five people are

  • going out, one of those people will not drink; they will have Coke or water all night and

  • drive the other ones home.

  • Okay?

  • So get one of those.

  • Because if you get stopped by the police or any law enforcement agent, if you have...

  • I believe it's 0.06 or 0.08 - I can't recall what it is...

  • It doesn't matter, but it's about a certain blood level, you will be considered under

  • the influence and you could be in trouble, serious trouble for drinking and driving.

  • Okay?

  • This also goes for marijuana, but in this case, drinking and driving, being under the

  • influence is illegal in most Western countries.

  • Okay?

  • So, now that we've got the business out of the way, let's partay, okay?

  • So, the first stage of drinking, you can see my cup is up.

  • I'm with E.

  • We're having a drink.

  • "Cheers, mate", smashing glasses - a great time.

  • And I want to have a drink.

  • I'm after work; I've had a very busy day, and I'm like: "Oh, man, I had a lot of reports

  • to do.

  • I just need a drink to take the edge off."

  • That means I want a drink, maybe two, but I'm not trying to get drunk.

  • I'm stressed out; I want to relax.

  • The edge - it's when you're...

  • Here's the edge: You're here, and you're about to fall off.

  • You're just there, you go: "I need to take off the edge.

  • I want to relax, so I can take some steps back and relax."

  • Okay?

  • So, hey, the first stage of drinking, you want to take the edge off - you need to relax

  • from a stressful day.

  • Now, "tipsy" is a little different.

  • Once you get a little tipsy, we like to say you're slightly drunk, a little bit.

  • Maybe you've had three drinks, and now you're kind of happy.

  • You know?

  • You just got that kind of walk on, like: "Hey, how ya doin'?

  • I'm pretty good myself."

  • You've got rid of the stress, and now you're happy-guy; like: "Yeah, I'm pretty good.

  • How you doin'?"

  • Next one is "buzzed".

  • You know "bee"?

  • "Buzzzz".

  • When you're buzzed, man, you're just kind of: "Yeah, I'm feeling good now."

  • You've gone past the one, two social to: "I'm just going to let my brain go off for a little

  • while", but you're not falling down drunk.

  • You're either...

  • You're more...

  • A little bit more than happy, you're kind of a little bit out of it, but not too much.

  • Once again, at any of these stages you shouldn't be driving.

  • Have a designated driver because you're now under the influence of alcohol, and that's

  • what that means: Under the influence of alcohol - you cannot think as clearly as you should.

  • Now let's go from the happy stage and kind of relaxed, and kind of move into stage B.

  • You will notice our glass is not quite level; we're kind of: "Uhh", because now you're drunk.

  • You're drunk.

  • If somebody says: "Hey, look at James.

  • He's wasted", it means he's pretty drunk.

  • We use the term "wasted" because it probably means not just today...

  • When you waste something, you don't use it properly.

  • Okay?

  • You misuse it or you use it too much.

  • Or think of garbage - it's waste; it's no longer any good.

  • When we say: "You're wasted", we're looking at you, and you're kind of like: "Uh, uh".

  • I go: "Tomorrow morning, he's no good to anybody.

  • That guy will not be able to get out of bed.

  • He's wasted."

  • We can see it now that tomorrow is going to be done.

  • Okay?

  • So that's when we say that's: "You're wasted."

  • Now: "You're hammered" - oo, boy.

  • "Wasted" I could see it, but "hammered" is another stage.

  • If you know what a hammer is, and that's what my little drawing is here, we use it to hit

  • nails.

  • When you're hammered, it's like when someone takes a hammer and hits you upside the head,

  • and you're like: "Oh, yeah."

  • And you see those guys walking like: "Hey, you're my buddy, you're my buddy."

  • You're like: "Get off of me, please.

  • Stop touching me, you cretin."

  • And they think they're being...

  • They're like: "Ah, I love you.

  • I love you, I love you."

  • They love everybody.

  • You're like: "That guy's hammered."

  • It's because we say this is because you are really drunk, you might even be unconscious.

  • When some people are hammered, you're like: "Ahhh", and they're unconscious.

  • They just...

  • It's just like: "One, two, three - you're out!"

  • That guy's hammered.

  • Next, similar to "hammered": "pissed".

  • Okay, I got to stop and give you a couple of things on the word "pissed" here, okay?

  • Number one, "piss", the "p-i-s-s" is for pee-pee; it's going number one; urinating; peeing.

  • You're peeing, you know?

  • "Oh, got to get this out, I'm so...

  • Ooh."

  • So, when we say: "You're pissed", you go: "Well, James, why would they say 'pissed'?"

  • It means you drank...

  • You've had so much to drink that you're probably going to pee your own pants; you'll have a

  • stain on your pants.

  • It's like: "Ew, he pissed himself.

  • He's pissed."

  • That's how drunk you are; you may wet your pants.

  • "Pissed" also means...

  • Another...

  • Another thing is very angry, so you have to look up context.

  • If I say: "I'm pissed at you" it means: "I'm very angry at you."

  • If you say somebody pissed their pants, they've got a wet spot at the front of their pants

  • and it's highly embarrassing if you're over the age of 3.

  • Okay?

  • And then if they're pissed, you're watching them drink, like: "That guy's pissed.

  • He's going to...

  • You know, he'll probably piss himself anytime now."

  • Okay?

  • My final one here is: "Drunk as a skunk".

  • You mean: "What's a 'skunk'?"

  • If you have watched the cartoons, there's PepLe Pew - it's an animal that has a

  • tail that has a bad smell.

  • If you come too close, the animal lets the smell go; it's horrible.

  • In North America, you can always tell when a skunk has been hit because the area for

  • like a mile smells bad, you're like: "Oh, it's sick."

  • When you're drunk as a skunk it's like you've drunken so much alcohol that you can smell

  • the alcohol off the person.

  • You're like: "Oo, that guy's drunk.

  • He's drunk as a skunk.

  • So drunk you can smell it coming off of them."

  • Okay?

  • You're going to yourself probably, like: "James, these seem horrible", but the glass is still

  • not over.

  • No, we're not finished because there's another stage you can go to.

  • Exhibit C: When the glass is completely fallen and everything is empty.

  • When you are "dead to the world".

  • Usually at this point of drinking, you're no longer standing; you're on the floor - dead.

  • You're not dead.

  • It looks like you're dead.

  • They can kick you: "Hey, hey.

  • Get up."

  • You're not moving.