Fun fact 07/03/2018

Blotto! (1917) An upper-class slang word used in the first half of the 20th century for “drunk”. The analogy is probably with blotting paper, which soaks up ink as a person soaks up drink.  Example — Freddie, hung over, in the opening chapter of Wodehouse’s “Jill the Reckless” (1920): “I was possibly a little blotto. Not whiffled, […]

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