crazy/insane gradation

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton2 at BTINTERNET.COM
Tue Mar 9 22:32:32 UTC 2010

> Aren't _galluses_ suspenders? If so, the semantic connection is
> transparent.
> -Wilson

Looks as if Wilson's dead right on this one.  No galluses in the OED, but
this from (online) Webster:


 galluses definition

gal·luses (gal'?s iz)

plural noun
Informal suspenders; braces

Etymology: < gallus, dial. var. of gallows

Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2009 by Wiley Publishing,
Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.



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