But plenty more of it is simply people who hold down decent jobs most of the week then choose to get completely rat-arsed
on a weekend with the expectation that someone, somewhere, will pick them up when they're drowning in their own vomit or rescue them from a fight.
Of course celebrating this new-found political correctness is fine until you get rat-arsed
, which is an entirely different kettle of fish.
But it does all sound rather grown up and responsible.The whole point of being a student used to be to get rat-arsed
, behave badly and if you were really really lucky, pull.
We'd go out and get rat-arsed
during the Scotland coaching courses and he was great company.
Apparently Flanagan got a bit rat-arsed
at some event or other and (how shall we put this) got it out for the girls.
Oh, and if your man went AWOL after the Old Firm match while you were all dressed up with nowhere to go, just smile and be grateful he's coming home at all - even if he is rat-arsed
'Now we don't have a Dylan Thomas night where we all get rat-arsed
and fall on the floor and die.
While all around him were getting rat-arsed
on freebie, corporate beer backstage at Glastonbury, he was bustling from stage to stage, in a pair of ill-fitting shorts, clutching a carrier bag filled with demos that members of the audience had come up and handed to him.
Number two - if you do go out, don't get rat-arsed
. If you get rat-arsed
, I'm sorry, you are asking for trouble.
"I should have got absolutely rat-arsed
on my birthday but instead I spent the day practising," was Hendry's admission on how he spent his birthday.
The world No.6, who celebrated his 40th birthday on Tuesday, was blitzed 6-4 and said: "I should gave got absolutely rat-arsed
on my birthday but instead I spent the day practising."
Of course Claire Scott, who went berserk last week on the flight from Palma after getting rat-arsed
on the hen party weekend, would tell you she had a panic attack from claustrophobia.