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11 old-timey words for 'hangover' we need to bring back

This crapulous bottle-ache will be the death of me.

SOMETIMES THE OLD words are the best words.

Instead of being in bits, why not suffer from one of these venerable ailments? Illustrated with owls:

1. Crapulence

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An excellent word from the 1530s. Also: crapulous; crapulously; crapulousness.

2. Bottle-ache

Life Lenses Life Lenses

Used from the mid-19th to the early 20th century.

3. Carpenters in the forehead

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Danish slang.

4. Katzenjammer

Az-Jean Az-Jean

Nineteenth-century American slang, from the German for ‘wailing cats’.

5. Bust-head

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Extremely descriptive American slang.

6. Wooden mouth

Invvigren Invvigren

French slang.

7. The zings

Forest & Kim Forest & Kim

American, from a 1967 dictionary.

8. Cropsick

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“Sick from excess in eating or drinking”, 1913.

9. Hair-ache

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Old French slang, now out of use.

10. Gallon distemper

Base Camp Baker Base Camp Baker

Noted in 1905.

11. Blue devils

Bass Embrace Bass Embrace

Feeling bad about yourself after drinking too much. Noted in 1823.

Owl photos inspired by Hungover Owls

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