- This addition of beer funnies features a 1952 postcard that uses an old slang term for drunkenness. Calling someone “well potted,” according to my research, originated in the 1920’s. The Jazz Age was full of colloquial terms and phrases that we still use today. Why the word “pot” you ask? The term may have traveled from Queensland Australia, where pubs commonly serve 10-ounce “pot” glasses of beer.
Semantics aside, there are all sorts of fun details in this image, from the young girl using the chamber pot to the startled old man in the picture frame. I recently noticed my favorite element, the moon’s tiny surprised expression.