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boron
06-29-2010, 08:05 PM
One of the short-term alcohol effects is disinhibition. What is a related term from spoken English? Like someone's "brakes become loose".

Alpha Echo
06-29-2010, 08:15 PM
We just say that you lose your inhibitions.

I think that's what you mean.

Makes you loose, tipsy...tipsy's a good one. Uninhibited.

CaroGirl
06-29-2010, 08:18 PM
I've never heard anyone use the term "loose brakes" to describe the state of intoxication that lowers inhibitions. English speakers mostly just say lower inhibitions. I'm not sure if there's a more colloquial term for that.

Chris P
06-29-2010, 08:18 PM
"Loosens the tongue" refers to making someone talkative. "Not having a filter" isn't strictly due to alcohol, but it certainly happens. More often we say "feeling no pain," "feeling good," "feeling it" or something like that. That's only for mildly drunk; for more severe inebriation "losing control," "sh*t-faced," and a host of other terms are used.

Jersey Chick
06-29-2010, 08:28 PM
Tanked

Toasted

Wrecked

Trashed

Polluted

:D

boron
06-29-2010, 08:33 PM
Yes, I'm specifically asking about "not having a filter".

One of the short-term alcohol effects is lowered inhibition(s). How does this sound?

boron
06-29-2010, 08:36 PM
Tanked

Toasted

Wrecked

Trashed

Polluted

:D

Moist,

and what some nurses in ER were using: Here we have another educated one.

Chris P
06-29-2010, 08:40 PM
Yes, I'm specifically asking about "not having a filter".

One of the short-term alcohol effects is lowered inhibition(s). How does this sound?

Yes, that is normally what we say. Most of the slang is going to vary by region, especially between the US and UK.

shaldna
06-29-2010, 08:55 PM
trollied

stocious

messy

mtrenteseau
06-30-2010, 07:01 PM
Yes, I'm specifically asking about "not having a filter".

One of the short-term alcohol effects is lowered inhibition(s). How does this sound?

That's the term I'd use.

It's important to consider that lowered inhibitions means not considering or caring about the consequences of one's actions. A drunk person won't do something inappropriate that they didn't want to do.

RJK
06-30-2010, 07:47 PM
We used to say "Your mouth is writing checks your a$$ can't cover."