May 8, 2005

Word of the Week: Barmy

This week’s word of the week:


Meaning foamy, or filled with foam. Also meaning eccentric, wacky, daft.

“Martha, have you noticed that the new student researcher we hired is completely barmy?”

“Quite. The green, pink and orange tartan kilt was a dead giveaway.”

“Barmy” is a good thing, right? Anyhow, be sure to use it often.

Posted by James at May 8, 2005 8:07 PM
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Truly a great word. It's no callipygian, but may be more usable at the office. I think I'll use it to describe Karma at some point. :)

Posted by: briwei at May 9, 2005 1:20 AM


Posted by: Chuck S. at May 9, 2005 9:05 AM

I prefer using 'daft' myself. Gets all sorts of odd looks.

Posted by: Bob McCown at May 9, 2005 9:19 AM

I had a dream last night that the makers of Guinness were releasing a new beer that would be extremely barmy. Really.

Posted by: James at May 9, 2005 10:00 AM

Really? Or were you just looking for an excuse to use barmy in a sentence?

Posted by: briwei at May 9, 2005 1:17 PM

Yes - I actually did have such a dream.

Posted by: James at May 9, 2005 11:25 PM

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