I often get asked questions about the English language at work. While I speak English and have picked up a few basics about it, often I have to resort to 'well, that is just how it is' when I reply.
A workmate asked me how to express being drunk in English but in a colloquial manner. He had me scratching my head but I soon came up with 'being drunk as a skunk'. Except a skunk is not an Australian animal.
"Pissed as a newt", I tried. He was happy with the answers. But while you and I may have a vague idea what newt is, who really knows?
I tried to explain to him the quite revolting English expression, 'bladdered', but he did not know in English what a bladder is.
Later I thought, why don't we have a good Aussie term, as drunk as........? "I was as drunk as a ....". "I was ....".
Help me. What is the good old Aussie term?