'Tipsy' or 'hammered'? How men, women describe drinking (7/12/13)
Would you describe a woman as "tipsy" but a man as "hammered"? The language you choose is likely to be affected by that person's gender as well as your own.
Women tend to use terms that describe others' intoxication levels as moderate, such as "buzzed" and "tipsy," according to a study published online today in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. This was true regardless of the level of intoxication. Men tend to prefer words for heavy intoxication, such as "hammered" and "wasted."
FULL ARTICLE: NY Daily News
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