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  • I ask you to say on your scotty pictail you were promised fines times with some staggerjuice or deadhorse, on strip or in larges, at the Raven and Sugarloaf, either Jones’s lame or Jamesy’s gait, anyhow? —

    Finnegans Wake 2006


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  • Also "stagger-juice,": A dictionary of slang and unconventional English says it's "Strong liquor: Cockney and Aus.: earlier C. 20. in the RN it = Navy rum (Granville)."

    March 25, 2010

  • "There's ginger beer, staggerjuice and hot flasks of tea."

    Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, p 1 of the Graywolf Press hardcover edition

    March 25, 2010

  • Sometimes Australian English can be ... wonderful :-)

    March 25, 2010