I was talking with my children last night about today's post. Trying in vain to get an idea for a word that might prove interesting. Twin #2 asked if it could be more than one word and as usual I was stumped at his out of the box thinking. Of course it could be more than one word. The English language (and others) are full of phrases that we use everyday. So I believe I will start to sprinkle in phrases along with wonderful words to try to use. I decided I would try for something fun and unusual. This weeks phrase is"
"Mad as a Hatter"
I love this one. I've used it before but after watching Johhny Depps stellar performance in "Alice in Wonderland, " I use it more often.
According to some websites these few words mean crazy or delusional. Apparently people who made hats during and around the 19th century used Mercury in the hat making process. This could cause Mercury poisoning. People with Mercury poisoning are known to show anti-social behaviour, aggressiveness and wild mood swings.
Well if that's true than half the people I know are suffering from Mercury poisoning or have switched to decaf.
Today I will try to use "Mad as a Hatter".