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  1. Phrases on Fridays: Are You Drunk, Schnookered, Plastered, Sauced, Hammered, Inebriated or Wasted? | The Procrastiwriter:

    […] a bird, you might have accidentally loaded your shotgun with buckshot. Word Detective adds that the first appearance of plastered as a synonym for very drunk appeared in print in 1902, […]

  2. clare:

    Well I work for a brewery in Burton On Trent and in 1870, Burton was the biggest brewing complex in the world-it was renowned for its water which ran over gypsum beds. Gypsum is found in plaster but the water was used in the brewing industry-hence the saying I got plastered!

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