‘Stoned’ has been in the news twice recently in very different contexts. The first example means to throw stones at a person until he/she dies.


Hardline Islamist militiamen in Somalia have stoned to death a man accused of raping and murdering a woman. (BBC News)

The second meaning is quite different. In this example the wallabies are ‘stoned’ meaning that they are under the influence of drugs. Remember, the word we use for people who are under the influence of alcohol is ‘drunk’ rather than ‘stoned’.

‘Stoned wallabies make crop circles’ (BBC News) 


There’s another interesting expression in this article, too. ‘As high as a kite’ means to be very, very stoned!

Australian wallabies are eating opium poppies and creating crop circles as they hop around “as high as a kite“, a government official has said. (BBC News) 


Have a nice weekend!