Benjamin Franklin

You may remember him from such historical events as the founding of the United States, the invention of the lightning rod, and being money. In addition to these fine achievements, Franklin published in the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1737, a list of 200 synonyms for ‘drunk’ that were, in his words, “gather’d wholly from the modern Tavern-Conversation of Tiplers.” Check them out here. I think ‘Wamble Crop’d’ is due for a resurgence.


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