A Conversation for Zaphod's Euphemisms for Madness

Hall or Haul?

Post 1

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

That last sentence has 'hall of eupemisms'.
Should it be 'haul' of eupemisms.
While 'The Grand Hall of Euphemistic Fame' is a pretty nice thought and conjours up the ballroom scene from Beauty and the Beast, it's more likely you meant 'haul' as in 'catch' or 'load'.
One of the dangers of dealing with synonyms will always be the wiley homonym, an opportunistic meddler in the affairs of men.
smiley - biggrin
~jwf~


Hall or Haul?

Post 2

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

Not to mention the ever-present danger of typos, ready to strike again and again and again....


Hall or Haul?

Post 3

Zaphod II

No, I definitely meant what I wrote. A haul of euphemisms? What d'ya take them for? Some kinda smiley - fish? Better to dance than swim with those understated euphemoses (or should that be euphemosi).
Zaphod OED smiley - cdouble


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Post 4

Feisor - -0- Generix I made it back - sortof ...

Here's some you may have missed

barmy/balmy
bananas
barmy as a bandicoot
bats (in the belfry)
bent as a scrub tick
berko
bonkers
cracked/crackers
daffy
dotty
ga-ga
goofy
loco
loony
loopy
mad as a cut snake
mad as a gumtree full of galahs
mad as a hatter (or a March hare)
mad as a two-bob watch
mental
nineteen and six in the pound (Not the full quid)
non compos
not all there
not the full packet of bickies
nutty as a fruitcake
off (one's) block/crumpet/head/scone/trolley
off the air/planet/rails
out of (one's) tree
over the edge
potty
psycho
screwy
short of a shingle/ a sheet of bark/ change
simple
strawberry short of a punnet
ten cents short of a dollar
touched/ tetched
troppo
unhinged
up the pole
wacko
water on the brain

A lot of these are Aussie expression - I have had this list in my "photo copy folklore" file for years smiley - laugh


Hall or Haul?

Post 5

Zaphod II

Where were you when I needed you, Feisor. I'll be sure to add these when I next update the entry. smiley - cheers
Zaphod


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Post 6

Feisor - -0- Generix I made it back - sortof ...

smiley - laugh - happy to help!!

You should have known that when it comes to "mad", we Aussies are specialists smiley - winkeye


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