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I want to share with you some definitions of the adjective mortal.

From the Urban Dictionary (www.urbandictionary.com)

To be very, very drunk. Contrary to the guy before me, the word ‘mortal’ is also used in the North-East of England (ie: Newcastle and Sunderland)
Last night, I was proper mortal!!!!

And now read this from the Oxford Dictionary website http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/  bearing alcohol in mind when you read each of the different usages.

Of a living human being, often in contrast to a divine being subject to death:all men are mortal
Causing or liable to cause death; fatal:a mortal disease FIGURATIVE the scandal appeared to have struck a mortal blow to the government
(Of a battle) fought to the death:the screams of men in mortal combat
(Of an enemy or a state of hostility) admitting or allowing no reconciliation until death:a mortal foe
(Of a feeling, especially fear) very intense:parents live in mortal fear of children’s diseases

INFORMAL Conceivable or imaginable:he knew every mortal thing you did
Very great:he was in a mortal hurry
DATED Long and tedious:for three mortal days it rained
Christian Theology Denoting a grave sin that is regarded as depriving the soul of divine grace:Often contrasted with venial.she had committed a mortal sin

If it wasn’t so tragically spot on I’d describe it as brilliant. With the exception of the last one of course – let’s keep morality out of it, especially the religious variety.

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