KIRBY J: I just think "drunk" is a label and I am a little worried about - it is not necessary to put that label. It is just that they were sufficiently affected by alcohol to affect their capacity to drive.
MR JACKSON: Yes.
KIRBY J: "A drunk" has all sorts of baggage with it.
HAYNE J: Perhaps "hammered" is the more modern expression, Mr Jackson, or "well and truly hammered".
MR JACKSON: I am indebted to your Honour.
KIRBY J: I do not know any of these expressions.
McHUGH J: No, no. Justice Hayne must live a very different life to the sort of life we lead.
KIRBY J: I have never heard that word "hammered" before, never. Not before this very minute.
- Joslyn v Berryman S122/2002
in the High Court of Australia
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