Cooter Brown

Submitted by Konstantin Mironov on Sun, 02/12/2018 - 13:09

Meanings of "Cooter Brown"


Cooter Brown is a name used in metaphors and similes for drunkenness, mostly in the southern United States. Cooter Brown supposedly lived on the line which divided the North and South during the American Civil War, making him eligible for military draft by either side. He had family on both sides of the line, so he did not want to fight in the war. He decided to get drunk and stay drunk for the duration of the war so that he would be seen as useless for military purposes and would not be drafted. Inebriety has been measured against Cooter Brown's extended binge ever since by use of the metaphors "as drunk as Cooter Brown" or "drunker than Cooter Brown."

Explained by Konstantin Mironov on Sun, 02/12/2018 - 13:09
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Кутер Браун - имя, используемое как метафора в отношении людей, злоупотребляющих алкоголем, чаще всего в южной части США. Кутер Браун предположительно жил на границе, разделяющей Север и Юг во время Гражданской войны в США, и он мог быть призван на военную службу обеими сторонами. Его семья жила по обе стороны линии фронта, поэтому он не хотел воевать. Он решил пить алкоголь на протяжении всей войны, чтобы выглядеть не годным для службы в армии. От его имени пошли выражения "пьяный как Кутер Браун" и "пьяница, хуже чем Кутер Браун".

Explained by Konstantin Mironov on Sun, 02/12/2018 - 13:42
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"Cooter Brown" in lyrics

Sektor Gaza - Booze up, man!

So and you, man, let's also booze for all fucking bullshit!

Yesterday I came home drunk as Cooter Brown,
I could barely stand on my own two feet,