Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Anyone ever had Beer Goggles?



funny word of the day: goggles

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

gog·gles
Pronunciation: \ˈgä-gəlz\
Function: noun plural
Date: 1715
1 : protective glasses set in a flexible frame (as of rubber or plastic) that fits snugly against the face
2 : an electronic apparatus that covers the eyes and is used to enhance vision (as at night) or to produce images (as of a virtual reality)

— gog·gled \-gəld\ adjective

Goggles are a funny word and also look funny when people wear them. "Beer goggles" has become a popular term that, according to Wikipedia, is a slang term for a phenomenon in which consumption of alcohol lowers sexual inhibitions to the point that very little or no discretion is used when approaching or choosing sexual partners. It can also refer to literal goggle-like devices used to distort vision to simulate the effects of drunkenness. Sometimes waking up after a night of wearing proverbial beer goggles is not funny at all.

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