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Thread #132499   Message #4069962
Posted By: Charmion
28-Aug-20 - 10:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
In Canada, one is as crazy (or mad) as a bag of hammers.

"Away with the fairies" is heard without inverted commas only in the Atlantic provinces and among those of recent Irish descent. It usually means intoxicated or suffering from senile dementia, and applies only to those deemed harmless.

Canadians not only go mad (i.e., insane) like the Brits, we can also be mad (angry) like the Americans. Another aspect of our mixed-up culture.