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February 13, 2010 9:18 PM Subscribe
[batshitinsane Filter] (etymology) What is the origin of BatShitInsane?
posted by at the crossroads to writing & language (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I understand how gold diggers and silver miners two hundred years ago might have called guano miners in New Mexico "bat shit insane." I understand also how the cultural currency of "batty old aunt" comes into play. I don't think the current usage of batshitinsane derives from either of those catergories.
How did batshitinsane become a popular pejorative tag?
(I'm not taking offense to any rhetorical arguments, simple curiousity.)