Being sober is not the opposite of being drunk. It is merely a notional middle point—a state of normality, if you will—much like temperate is to tropical. The opposite of being drunk is being knurd, a terrible state of hyper-awareness, in which normal reality could be seen as a state of blissful ignorance. In Terry Pratchett's Discworld, one becomes knurd by drinking Klatchian coffee.

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