Re[4]: Joining FoRK?

Kieron Lawson (
Fri, 6 Aug 1999 09:05:01 +1200

It occurred to me that my use of the word may have been a colloquial one.
Given the exposure that the rest of the world has to American media,
we're pretty used to 'pissed' (the adjective) having two meanings,
while it may not be true in reverse.

Enriching everyone's word power for the day:
Overview of adj pissed

The adj pissed has 2 senses (no senses from tagged texts)

1. annoyed, irritated, nettled, peeved, pissed, riled, roiled, stung --
(aroused to impatience or anger; ``made an irritated gesture"; "feeling
nettled from the constant teasing"; "peeved about being left out"; "felt
really pissed at her snootiness"; "riled no end by his lies"; "roiled
by the delay'' )
2. besotted, blind, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, fuddled, loaded,
pissed, pixilated, plastered, potty, slopped, sloshed, smashed,
soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tiddly, tiddley, tight,
tipsy, wet -- (slang for `drunk')

Of course, you all needed to know that.

And for future reference, for anything that I type that has double
meaning, please refer to the NZ English to US English dictionary:

Friday, August 06, 1999, 3:46:25 AM, you wrote:

> Funny, but I was 'pissed' as well when I first posted the message with
> that non-pronoun in it. (:
> C

> On Thu, 5 Aug 1999, Kieron Lawson wrote:

>> Thursday, August 05, 1999, 9:41:08 AM, you wrote:
>> > Ah, don't sweat it. If there's one thing I know about this list, it's
>> > that I can throw a lil fit and not get kicked off of it. And, hell,
>> > that's good enough for me! -smiling- I took no offense, and rarely do,
>> > and I hope noone takes offense at my occasional rant/flame.
>> > hippie hugs for all,
>> > Cindy
>> > On Thu, 5 Aug 1999, Kieron Lawson wrote:
>> >> Weak grounds myself.
>> >>
>> >> I've really got to stop sending emails when I'm pissed. I take myself
>> >> far too seriously.
>> Fuck, when am I going to learn to say what I mean?
>> I meant pissed in the two-bottles-of-wine-and-a-half-dozen-beers
>> sense, not the angry-at-the-world sense.
>> There is an inverse correlation between the amount of alcohol consumed
>> and the ability to detect sarcasm.
>> Kieron.

Kieron Lawson
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