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Lush Life

Posted by Ron Lush on November 11, 2003

The origin of the phrase Lush associated with the word drunk or soberless may well stem from the fact that as early as 1850 up untill the early 1900s in Portsmouth England there was a brewery who's owners were Joseph Lush and William. A friend of mine has a ceramic jug with their company's name printed on it.Individuals would take their favourite jug of ale when they set sale for America. It would have been a very strong brew being a naval town and other passengers may have referred to that individual by the ale that he drank " He's a lush " meaning he's a cosumer of lush ales.