crazy/insane gradation

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton2 at BTINTERNET.COM
Tue Mar 9 00:07:32 UTC 2010

> There's also the Glasgow term, "metal"

Oops, sorry, "mental" of course!

(Heid bangers are a different thing again.

A heid banger might in colloquial terms be described as "crazy" [though not
insane] but might be characterised in clinical terms as prone to persistent
acts of self-harm.  Go figure.)


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