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Posted: July 13, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Batsh*t crazy

“A person who is batsh*t crazy is certifiably nuts. The phrase has origins in the old fashioned term “bats in the belfry.” Old churches had a structure at the top called a belfry, which housed the bells. Bats are extremely sensitive to sound and would never inhabit a belfry of an active church where the bell was rung frequently. Occasionally, when a church was abandoned and many years passed without the bell being rung, bats would eventually come and inhabit the belfry. So, when somebody said that an individual had “bats in the belfry” it meant that there was “nothing going on upstairs” (as in that person’s brain). To be BATSH*T CRAZY is to take this even a step further. A person who is batsh*t crazy is so nuts that not only is their belfry full of bats, but so many bats have been there for so long that the belfry is coated in batsh*t. Hence, the craziest of crazy people are BATSH*T CRAZY.”

Quoted from the Urban Dictionary @ http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=batshit%20crazy

Or, if you want to read more information on the etymological background of this word, see http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/38354/where-did-the-phrase-batsht-crazy-come-from

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