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Could '(someone is) halfway gone' mean (someone is) a bit crazy, like in another world?
There's no context.
I was just thinking of this as an internet name (handle), like 'HalfwayGoneAlex'.
Does it make sense as an English handle?
In an atmosphere where alcohol is being served/consumed it would mean that a person is half-drunk, but I have no idea what measurement method is used.
I hadn't noticed the potential "drunk" suggestion. I would say "half gone" in that context, not "halfway gone".
Q1: So, 'gone' can mean 'drunk', but not 'crazy'?
Q2: Okay, 'half-gone', not 'halfway gone'.
Then, could "HalfGoneAlex" be a handle (a name used on a website)?
I mean, I don't want to use an awkward name, which suggests I'm a non-native speaker of English.
Some adjectives are used before nouns and others are used after nouns.
In this case, it it okay to place 'half-gone' BEFORE a noun (name)?
So I'd appreciate it if someone could answer. You can forget about the handle but I still would like to know the answers from the standpoints of word meanings and grammar.
Q1: 'Gone' can mean 'drunk', but not 'crazy'. Is that correct?
Q2: Is it grammatically correct to put 'half-gone' before a noun or a proper noun?
'Gone' doesn't have to mean drunk. I'm not used to seeing/hearing it used, but in - for example - the film The Jungle Book Baloo the bear uses it of himself when he's carried away by music: 'I'm gone man, solid gone'.
I think HalfGoneAlex is quite a good name.