What a wonderful word, and one I am particularly familiar with. A ‘tipple’ refers to the action of consuming alcoholic beverages often or too much. Therefore, a tippler is somebody who is a habitual drinker of alcoholic liquor or, in modern terms, an alcoholic. Whilst I would not encourage anyone who does not drink to have a tipple, you must confess that having a ‘tipple’ with a friend sounds much more inviting than a ‘binge’.
Given that alcohol seems to be a predominate and important part of western cultures’ mating rituals, I am sure this term will come in handy when you are looking for people to join you in your depraved state. After all, who would want to be an alcoholic when they could be a TIPPLER and be shunned by society just as much?
Most people upon hearing the word phlegm think of that thick mucous draw up from the nose and throat which makes a wonderful green contrast to your otherwise plain tissue. What you probably weren’t aware of is that it also can refer to a person who is sluggish, indifferent or, in some cases, calm.
I would advise that next time you see someone relaxing, to walk over to them and yell at the top of your lungs, whilst pointing directly at them, ‘PHLEGM!!’. Once you have done this and the person is staring at you with a look of utter confusion and bewilderment, sit down beside them and tell them not to worry as they are not phlegm anymore. Besides is the saying; “sharing is caring”?