Paul Andruss has an eclectic blog where you will find Irish and Greek legends side by side with introductions to people in history you might think had a fleeting role but didn’t.. We are very PC these days and you are encouraged not to refer to those of us who appear a little ‘odd’ or ‘crazy’ in public.. One of the expressions that I grew up with.. was ‘Barking Mad’ and in this post, Paul explores the various expressions used to identify ‘crazy’
Are you Barking Mad?
Barking is an east London suburb about 9 miles from the city centre along the River Thames. It originated as an Anglo-Saxon village in Essex – the land of the East Saxons. As ‘C’ was pronounced ‘K’…
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