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Hello everyone - A woman used an Irish slang term for being drunk and I could not quite get what she said.

Does anyone understand what she says?

It is said at 1:18 in the following YouTube video

Thanks in advance.

  • She said I'm polluted right now. Though it's not clear whether that's the standard Irish word for "drunk", or just one of the endless alternatives all varieties of English (and I assume other languages) have for drunk. I'm not Irish, but I had believed the standard term across all Britain was "pissed" (which, by contrast in AmE, means "angry"). – Dan Bron Jan 27 '17 at 12:12
  • @DanBron I've not watched the video, but the thumbnail shows people sitting in front of the Irish Tricolour, so not covered by 'across all Britain', Across the British Isles, maybe... ;-) – Spagirl Jan 27 '17 at 12:21
  • @Spagirl Fine, fine, across the U.K. then ;) I know, I wouldn't want you accusing me of being from New Jersey, either. Anyway, is "polluted" in common use in Scotland? – Dan Bron Jan 27 '17 at 12:23
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    @DanBron - polluted: (slang US) intoxicated; drunk. thefreedictionary.com/polluted – user66974 Jan 27 '17 at 14:05
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    @DanBron - it seems it is an old AmE slang term rather than an Irish one - : polluted meaning "drunk" is from 1912, American English slang. dictionary.com/browse/polluted – user66974 Jan 27 '17 at 14:31
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"Polluted" with the meaning intoxicated is commonly used by all varieties of Northern English and certain countries in the British Commonwealth.

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