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papo_308
Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2018 4:00:25 PM
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Hi,
could you please tell me your opinion on the meaning of 'faced in the following:

So then the fair’s closin and we’re walkin out and Steve’s still on Webby
about not bein able to win that queer’s hat, you know, and Webby ain’t sayin
much, and I know that’s a bad sign but I was pretty ’faced, you know? So I knew
I ought to like change the subject only I couldn’t think of no subject, you know?


I assume it's a contraction, but contraction of what?

It's part of a teenager's report to the police of what he and his friends were doing before a gay [Adrian Mellon] was killed.
[Stehphen King: It]
thar
Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2018 4:51:32 PM

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I am guessing shitfaced, if that fits in with the story. Very drunk. (mitigated somewhat by 'pretty')



Quote:

Definition of shit-faced
US, informal + offensive
: very drunk
He went out last night and got shit-faced.


Could mean high instead, if it was used that way in his idiom. I don't know - I guess you will know from the context.







RuthP
Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:02:56 PM

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I'm pretty sure thar's suggestion is correct.
Romany
Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2018 9:42:13 PM
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Considering the character speaking, that would be my bet: people to whom that's a familiar and enviable state, would be certain to shorten it or slang it up, as users do with drugs.
NKM
Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2018 10:13:46 PM

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It's "shit-faced", sure enough.

papo_308
Posted: Sunday, December 2, 2018 5:45:12 AM
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Thank you all, that makes sense.
thar
Posted: Sunday, December 2, 2018 6:47:53 AM

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Romany wrote:

Considering the character speaking, that would be my bet: people to whom that's a familiar and enviable state, would be certain to shorten it or slang it up, as users do with drugs.


Or maybe he is a well-brought-up young man who would not say 'shit' to a police officer. Angel
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