A reader once asked Myles na gCopaleen the meaning of the Dublin word “moppy,” and Myles assembled for him a lexicon of synonyms (The Best of Myles, 1968):
“Moppy; drunk; jarred; fluthered; canned; rotten; plasthered; elephants; fluther-eyed; spiflicated; screwed; tight; mouldy; maggoty; full to the brim; footless; blind; spaychless; blotto; scattered; merry; well on; shook; inebriated; tanked up; oiled; well-oiled; cock-eyed; cross-eyed; crooked; boozed; muzzy; sizzled; bat-eyed; pie-eyed; having quantum sufficio; and under the influence of intoxicating liquor.”
He left out boiled, bombed, juiced, sauced, schnockered, shit-faced and three sheets to the wind. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh! And top o’ the morning to you!