Leafing through my old Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs I was amused to read the ‘drunk as’ similitudes.
Drunk as a beggar, drunk as a fiddler, drunk as a fish, as drunk as a lord (that one’s still going strong!), drunk as a mouse, as drunk as David’s sow (I’m flummoxed by that one, a biblical allusion, I guess, any thoughts?)
The icing on the cake for me though was this one:
As drunk as a wheelbarrow. (1678, RAY, A Collection of English Proverbs)
I’m not even going to begin working that one out! Any modern ‘drunk’ similes?