[Ads-l] batshit

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 11 22:55:53 EST 2016


Помоему, <batshit> is only a filler in the slot <to go ___>. E.g., {Shemp
went crazy.}, {Moe went nuts.}, {Curly went bananas.}, {Larry went
batshit.}.
  This seems to be a predicate adjective function, 'to become irrational'.
I have no experience with the other aforementioned functions of <batshit>.
  (FWIW, things that drove Curly batshit: "A mouse, wearing tassels,
smelling of Wild Hyacinth, and whistling Pop Goes The Weasel."
Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk.)

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