One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they had a buffet lunch with loads of booze’
alcohol, alcoholic drink, liquor, intoxicating liquor, drink, strong drink, spirits, intoxicants
grog, firewater, gut-rot, rotgut, mother's milk, tipple, the hard stuff, the demon drink, the bottle, Dutch courage, John Barleycorn, hooch, moonshine
British wallop, bevvy
Irish Northern English sup
North American juice, the sauce
1‘I was boozing with my mates every evening’
drink, have a drink, drink alcohol, indulge, tipple, imbibe, swill
hit the bottle, take to the bottle, crack a bottle, knock a few back
North American bend one's elbow
archaic wassail, tope
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