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Drunk as a skunk

Posted by Smokey Stover on November 18, 2009 at 05:05

In Reply to: Drunk as a skunk posted by Cornelia on November 17, 2009 at 09:53:

: Why is it 'drunk as a skunk'? Or rather: where are the origins?

: Except that it's quite a nice alliteration I don't see much sense in the phrase.

I've heard and used the phrase since I was old enough to hold a glass -- that is, a glass containing an alcoholic beverage. I've never heard anything to indicate that its source is anything but the rhyme. That's reason enough, isn't it?