crazy, n.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 8 17:44:27 UTC 2012

Articulate fiftyish woman on Book TV commenting on the fear of many
veterans that PTSD means they're "crazy":

"The crazy is expecting men and women to go to war [and not be affected].
The crazy is [etc.]."

This construction would be impossible for me. I'd have to say,
"What's crazy is...." or "The crazy thing is...."


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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