Study: Men, women prefer different terms for intoxication, including tipsy, hammered
6:34 AM, Jul 11, 2013
Researchers in New York say women tend to use moderate terms like "tipsy," while men tend to use heavy terms like "hammered."
They say the difference in language may reflect gender and social norms.
One possibility is that women downplay intoxication to fit expectations about how much women should drink, while men overestimate how much alcohol their male peers consume and how much they're expected to drink.