If you know the meaning of the 3 slang words in the heading, you should not buy green bananas. The words go back to the 1920’s and all refer to a certain state of being drunk. The same folks from the 1920s looking for a bit of giggle water and finding a snootful likely got ossified, zozzled, or spifflicated soon after.

All three words were slang for getting/being drunk, inebriated, impaired, and (in the case of “spifflicated”) properly destroyed.

Ossified, zozzled, and spifflicated, while sounding a little silly, also have an interesting dignified quality that makes getting sauced sound less sloppy.

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