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    Question bitter and twisted

    Does twisted mean drunk because you're unhappy?

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    Re: bitter and twisted

    Is this kinna like a set phrase?

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    Re: bitter and twisted

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    Does twisted mean drunk because you're unhappy?

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    No. We don't have a word which means that you got drunk because you were unhappy.

    "Bitter and twisted" is a well-known phrase. "Bitter" means that you have bad feelings towards someone else because of something they did to you in the past (usually) and "twisted" can mean many things. In this phrase it usually means "with a warped sense of humour" or "slightly evil".
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    Re: bitter and twisted

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    Is this kinna like a set phrase?
    I assume you meant to type "kinda" not "kinna". Even so, please don't use textspeak or netspeak on this forum. It can be very confusing for beginners.

    Is this a type of set phrase?
    Is this a set phrase?
    Is this kind of a set phrase?
    Is this a set phrase of some kind?

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    Re: bitter and twisted

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No. We don't have a word which means that you got drunk because you were unhappy.

    "Bitter and twisted" is a well-known phrase. "Bitter" means that you have bad feelings towards someone else because of something they did to you in the past (usually) and "twisted" can mean many things. In this phrase it usually means "with a warped sense of humour" or "slightly evil".
    I take "twisted" in the phrase "bitter and twisted" as something like "mentally damaged" because of the experiences that left the person "bitter."

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    Re: bitter and twisted

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I take "twisted" in the phrase "bitter and twisted" as something like "mentally damaged" because of the experiences that left the person "bitter."
    That's a much better interpretation than mine.

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    Re: bitter and twisted

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No. We don't have a word which means that you got drunk because you were unhappy.

    ...
    ...But we do have an idiomatic expression: 'looking for/seeking <noun> in <drink>.' the noun can be more or less any abstract noun within reason (e.g. happiness/forgetfulness/a solution..._, and the drink can be replaced by something figurative - such as 'the bottle' or even 'in the bottom of a glass'.

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    Re: bitter and twisted

    In AmE you might hear "crying in your beer" for drinking while unhappy.
    Last edited by BobSmith; 31-Jan-2012 at 20:07.

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    Re: bitter and twisted

    "Drowning your sorrows" can also mean to drink alcohol because you're sad.

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    Wink Re: bitter and twisted

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I assume you meant to type "kinda" not "kinna". Even so, please don't use textspeak or netspeak on this forum. It can be very confusing for beginners.

    Is this a type of set phrase?
    Is this a set phrase?
    Is this kind of a set phrase?
    Is this a set phrase of some kind?

    Roger! =]

    (learnt this when I was playing one of the games in PS3)
    it should be the right context though it can sound hilarious or obsolete in a certain sense?

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