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Postby William Hupy » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:30 pm

This is from German for God possessed?
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Re: giddy

Postby Slava » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:53 pm

Looks that way. Though not necessarily by capital-G God. Any divine spirit will do.

Not uncommon, I believe. Other cultures have words for those who are sufficiently different so as to appear crazed by a holy being.
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Re: giddy

Postby Perry Lassiter » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:11 pm

Doesn't enthusiasm have the same concept? It means being filled with a god.
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Re: giddy

Postby Philip Hudson » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:58 am

And fan is short for fanatic.
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Re: giddy

Postby Slava » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:09 am

Enthusiastic fans are often giddily crazy over things, too.
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Re: giddy

Postby gailr » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:00 pm

Slava wrote:Looks that way. Though not necessarily by capital-G God. Any divine spirit will do.

Not uncommon, I believe. Other cultures have words for those who are sufficiently different so as to appear crazed by a holy being.

Hence the English euphemism for madness: touched.
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Re: giddy

Postby Perry Lassiter » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:38 pm

Or, as Philip might remind us, tetched, a wee mite tetched. Just a little nuts.
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