Intoxication metaphors

I think I have mentioned George Lakoff’s system for classifying metaphors before. Here he looks at intoxication:

INTOXICATION IS GETTING DESTROYED

Source Domain: destruction

Target Domain: intoxication

He is stoned

He is bombed

He got thrashed

He was wrecked

He was destroyed

He was blitzed

He was smashed

INTOXICATION IS GETTING BURNED/COOKED

Source Domain: cooking, heat

Target Domain: intoxication

They were baked.

They were fried.

They were toasted.

They were stewed.

INTOXICATION IS BECOMING ELECTRIFIED

Source Domain: electrification

Target Domain: intoxication

He was wired.

He was lit.

INTOXICATION IS GETTING A BURDEN

Source Domain: burden

Target Domain: intoxication

She was loaded.

She was tanked up.

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