what is your favorite word or other term (synonym) for CRAZY?

@secretbear (19464)
Philippines
July 14, 2007 3:21am CST
we've been using a lot of terms for crazy like demented, deranged, nutshell...etc.... what other terms for CRAZY do you know? how do you say crazy in your language? its "baliw" here in philippines. the best local word for me is "krung krung". ^__^;; for english, my favorite is demented and deranged. ^__^;; what abour you? you crazy crazy myLotter! LOL ^__^ *peace*
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@misshoney (973)
• Philippines
14 Jul 07
hello secretbear. favorite word for crazy? i think i prefer the word insane. this is beacuse you can add many words to give emphasis, quality, and new meaning to it like you can say...she is terribly insane, pleasantly insane (is there such a thing ..lol) or cleverly insane. words are really powerful and interesting.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
16 Jul 07
pleasantly insane? LOL i dont think i have ever heard that. ^__^;; thanks pleasantly insane misshoney. hahaha! *peace*
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@d_hapke (165)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I like insane as well. I usually say ' THATs INSANE!!!'. Yup, insane in da membrane... LOL
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
insane in the membrane! that's a good one! ^__^
@SweetTrix (1071)
• United States
14 Jul 07
I usually use psycho, most of the time when I do use psycho I am referring to a crazy girl I don't like .... it usually follows with other words, lol. Sometimes I use weirdo too. But psycho is definently my favorite although I do use crazy once in a while(usually in the car when there are crazy drivers).
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
16 Jul 07
I like "psycho" too and psychotic. LOL but I usually use them when referring to dangerous people, those crazy people really gone mad doing odd things like stalking, torturing animals and people, and killing people if they are madder than they already are. ^__^;; If you're familiar with the tv show LOST, I describe ben as a psychotic fool. LOL thanks for being crazy and responding to this. ^__^
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
14 Jul 07
Hi there. In my language, which is the Maori language we would say "Porangi" meaning crazy, loopy, out of your tree, nutts, bonkers, lost it and so on...
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
hi nardz. thanks for that. i learned a foreign word. ^__^ from what country are you by the way?
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
19 Jul 07
New Zealand
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
oh ok. so maori is the language in new zealand. thanks for that info. ^__^
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• India
15 Jul 07
hello secretbear, ohhh god what a discussion here.its really amazing to see such questions and more interesting to answer them. well in english we have lots of words having the same meaning.infact we have two same words having the same meaning.its the real game of words and nothing else. in our language we call it "pagala".but while speaking english i use insane or mad,crazy being the most popular one.as you have mentioned it here so i had to search for an alternative.
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• India
15 Jul 07
ohh sorry secretbear i wrote it as " two same words having same meaning" by mistake.actually i wanted to write "two same words with different meanings".its just a typing error.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
dont worry, i got what you mean. ^__^ yay! my list of crazy words is piling up! LOL thanks for sharing that. my friends will never know what will hit them. LOL i just got crazy when i posted this discussion. ^__^;;
• India
20 Jul 07
ya its seems so and moreover crazy related things comes to our mind when we tend to be so.
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@jsumbing (155)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
i like the local word for it by the Akeanons (Aklan), they use the term "manghet", i'm really not sure though, it's what my girlfriend calls me when I make fun of her... i use the word "nuts" for it...well, somtimes i call crazy people "mani" kasi nga nuts diba....
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
24 Jul 07
hahaha! that's very funny sem! you're really mani! ^__^;; manghet huh... sounds like panghe. LOL smells baddddd... ^__^;;
@jsumbing (155)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
ummmm, closer to "maanghet" HAHAHA!
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
kadiri ka sem. okay na nga ung mapanghe pinagrabe mo pa!!!
@aissha (2036)
• India
16 Jul 07
hehehehe good discussion,in hindi it is pagal ,mine is screw loose or dheela which is hindi for loose.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
pagal? did you know that pagal here in the philippines means tired? like a tired body. ^__^ so i guess the brain got pagal and stopped thinking so it went dheela. LOL
@aissha (2036)
• India
19 Jul 07
hahahahaha really i had good time laughing u are indeed an intelligent and funny person ,i never new pagal means tired ,same words different languages different meanings ,i have heard susu means milk in some language and in some to urinate,hehehehe lol
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Oh I don't think I could pick a favorite! There are just too many good ones. If I mean in an endearing way about someone I love but that is crazy in a funny way I'll call them a "Fruitcake". If it's someone that crazy in ways that don't make any sense I'll call them a "Nut case". Other terms that I use would be head case, off their rocker, messed up, odd ball, and not right. I really like the concept of being "eccentric". I hope people would be willing to consider me eccentric although I highly doubt anyone I know uses that term for me lol.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
okay. i consider you an eccentric! ^__^ how come fruitcake means crazy??? fruitcake is a food! so how come???
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
19 Jul 07
HA Ha!I have no idea how it started. I think it might have something to do with calling people "fruity" when they're extremely silly.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
so if im being silly i could be called fruity??? ^__^;; uhmmm... that would sound sweet! LOL
• United States
14 Jul 07
Very short and sweet secretbear. Loony. ‹(°¿°)›
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
18 Jul 07
hahaha! so "loony" is a sweet term??? ^__^;; "we're tiny, we're toony, we're all a little loony..." so goes the tiny toones characters. LOL such adorable, sweet, loony creatures. ^__^
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• United States
18 Jul 07
Nothing better. ‹(°¿°)›
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@michecu (637)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
i heard a friend refer to someone crazy as "abalets"....so far that's one of my favorites ...hehehe!
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
abalets? i wonder how that came to mean as crazy... ^__^ its like "hey! let's..." go or whatever. LOL
@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
16 Jul 07
joliwag, that is the term I like for your word... Lol... Its great to feel crazy sometimes
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
hmmm... where have i heard that word... ^__^ thanks for adding that to my list! ^__^
• United States
15 Jul 07
Though I'm not Spanish, I like "Loco en la cabeza" (crazy in the head). I'm also partial to: nutzo, lame, psycho, crazy, bizarre, weirdo
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
we also use loco here in the philippines but it has been transformed into luku-luko for males and luka-luka for females. ^__^
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
14 Jul 07
I usually use, psycho, nuts, looney or skitzo...All meaning crazy.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
hmmm... skitzo sounds nice... ^__^
• Philippines
14 Jul 07
oh well, yes, it's "baliw" in tagalog. in ilocano, we say "katok" or "bagtit". i like the word eccentric. i also use the word freak and insane.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
18 Jul 07
oh yeah, i've encountered "katok" used as a term for crazy. i didnt know it originated from ilocos. ^__^ i like the sound of freak too. but i dont usually associate it with crazy coz when i think of freak, i think of deformed faces and body and people with weird mental syndrome. ^__^;;
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
here in the philippines we have a lot of language to describe a person crazy.... yours is baliw, some used "brenda" for brain damage, loku-loko is one more term, may tama (for my tama s utak) or for me "eng-eng" is the term i use for people who are crazy. in japan they say atama warui.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
24 Jul 07
oh yeah! brenda... I forgot that and eng-eng. i've used eng-eng a lot of times before. LOL yay! a japanese term. I love learning nihonggo! you've been to japan?
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
24 Jul 07
ive been to japan twice, my sister also lives there and teaches english.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
25 Jul 07
wow! you have a sister that lives in Japan! kainggit naman. ^__^ Japan is the first country on my countries-to-visit list. So how long have she been teaching english there?
@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I'm not sure where on earth, I got this word from, but I say "dingledorf" alot. When I call someone a dingledorf, I'm kind of saying they're crazy, I guess.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
dingledorf! its so lovely to pronounce it! im beginning to love it! its so nice in the tongue... dingledorf... ^__^ thanks for that. wherever it came from, thanks for bringing it. LOL
• United States
27 Jul 07
You're welcome. I'm always glad to spread the word. lol
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27 Jul 07
In the UK we have lots of expressions to say someone is crazy. I always say they are.... Loopy Loo La. Doo Lally Tat. The lights are on but no ones home. A sandwich short of a picnic. Round the bend. A Lunatic. From the funny farm. Lives in cuckoo land. I must admit I have used the words demented and deranged too, depending on how crazy they are.LOL
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
8 Aug 07
LOL I love those terms you got there especially the sandwich short of a picnic. ^__^ lives in cuckoo land is equally funny too. LOL i'll be using that from now on. haha.. doo lally tat is kinda hard on my tongue. LOL loopy loo la is too soft. LOL yey! im loving my list! LOL
@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
I often say Mad.. sometimes I say "gaga"
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
I use gaga too! but I only use it if I'm talking about an idol or a celebrity... like I went gaga over jet li... LOL
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
My favourite word for crazy is CUCKOO! I use it all the time, and I refer it to people who are totally mad and come up with these weird notions and who haven't a clue about stuff! I also use it when people start doing my head in. Getting on my nerves like my housemate does, I often tell him he's driving me cuckoo!
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
cuckoo is like.. a bird right? ^__^;; more like the sound of the bird in that clock which when it alarms the bird goes out and say cuckoo! LOL its cute for crazy! ^__^;;
• Malaysia
24 Jul 07
I have a mother tongue word which I often use to refer to a person who is crazy. The word is 'pening'. Lol. If transferred directly into English it means dizzy. Lol.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
25 Jul 07
so its pening in malaysia?? its close to "praning" which is also a term here in our country for crazy. ^__^
• Philippines
24 Jul 07
My favorite other word for crazy is the word NUTS. I think it's cute. I frequently use this word in the place of Crazy. I also believe that it makes the word crazy less offending and more comic. Makes it sound funny instead of provoking.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
25 Jul 07
u-huh. use "mani" instead of nuts and things will be lighter, funnier and crazier. LOL