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This is extremely random but...

Where does the term "bat sh!t crazy" come from? I obviously know what it means, and I sometimes use it in everyday conversation, but why bat poo? What's so crazy about that? Because they hang upside down? Maybe, I'm trying to be too logical about this, but I've just been wondering. I searched urbandictionary, but they weren't any help. Once I get something like this in my head I just can't forget about it until I know the answer. TIA!

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  • LOL - I think you're looking WAY too into it...

    Though I don't know why bat sh!t is crazy, or how it could be, but you have to admit, it does roll off the tongue quite nicely...

    ETA:  ... the term.  Not actual bat sh!t. ;p

  • LOL, yea.... I have no idea either DD other than it's fun to say
  • You know, I've actually thought about this before - but I've come up with nothing.

    Another one that I wonder about: "Holy *insert something here*, Batman!!!"

    Why Batman? What's wrong with Superman... or even Cat Woman?

    ... eh, whatevs.

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    Though I don't know why bat sh!t is crazy, or how it could be, but you have to admit, it does roll off the tongue quite nicely...

    This. haha. I tend to think of Ace Ventura, when he runs out of the cave. Bumblebee tuna.

     



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  • I did read this blog posting a while ago about the BSC term. I thought it was pretty accurate.. lol
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  • You guys crack me the hell up sometimes.

    I love the term batsh!t crazy.  I also enjoy "clusterf-ck" and "sh!tstorm." I'd like to know how those originated.  I'm thinking sh!tstorm was derived from "sh!t hitting the fan."  And how did someone come up with that?  Who has actually witnessed poo hitting a fan of any type?  Did this involve a zoo and monkeys?  Someone look this up for me, I'm afraid to google that sort of thing at work.

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    You guys crack me the hell up sometimes.

    I love the term batsh!t crazy.  I also enjoy "clusterf-ck" and "sh!tstorm." I'd like to know how those originated.  I'm thinking sh!tstorm was derived from "sh!t hitting the fan."  And how did someone come up with that?  Who has actually witnessed poo hitting a fan of any type?  Did this involve a zoo and monkeys?  Someone look this up for me, I'm afraid to google that sort of thing at work.

    In the movie Airplanes! the sh!t did hit the fan in the air control tower! 

    Well, bats can carry rabies.  My understanding is that their poo (like some other animals) can have it and therefore you don't want to breathe in the dust of the droppings.  So MAYBE it is because if you get rabies from bat poo you start foaming at the mouth and are therefore crazy? 

    Hence, bat sh!t crazy?

    I need more coffee. 

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  • Monkey sh!t crazy would be a much more accurate term. At least, monkeys throw their poo.

  • I always thought it was derived from calling someone "batty", meaning crazy....but not sure how sh!t got involved!
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  • image Mrs. Zee:
    image tarmar81:

    You guys crack me the hell up sometimes.

    I love the term batsh!t crazy.  I also enjoy "clusterf-ck" and "sh!tstorm." I'd like to know how those originated.  I'm thinking sh!tstorm was derived from "sh!t hitting the fan."  And how did someone come up with that?  Who has actually witnessed poo hitting a fan of any type?  Did this involve a zoo and monkeys?  Someone look this up for me, I'm afraid to google that sort of thing at work.

    In the movie Airplanes! the sh!t did hit the fan in the air control tower! 

    Well, bats can carry rabies.  My understanding is that their poo (like some other animals) can have it and therefore you don't want to breathe in the dust of the droppings.  So MAYBE it is because if you get rabies from bat poo you start foaming at the mouth and are therefore crazy? 

    Hence, bat sh!t crazy?

    I need more coffee. 

    Oh this actually makes a lot of sense. Thanks Mrs. Zee and your infinite wisdom.

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    image Mrs. Zee:
    image tarmar81:

    You guys crack me the hell up sometimes.

    I love the term batsh!t crazy.  I also enjoy "clusterf-ck" and "sh!tstorm." I'd like to know how those originated.  I'm thinking sh!tstorm was derived from "sh!t hitting the fan."  And how did someone come up with that?  Who has actually witnessed poo hitting a fan of any type?  Did this involve a zoo and monkeys?  Someone look this up for me, I'm afraid to google that sort of thing at work.

    In the movie Airplanes! the sh!t did hit the fan in the air control tower! 

    Well, bats can carry rabies.  My understanding is that their poo (like some other animals) can have it and therefore you don't want to breathe in the dust of the droppings.  So MAYBE it is because if you get rabies from bat poo you start foaming at the mouth and are therefore crazy? 

    Hence, bat sh!t crazy?

    I need more coffee. 

    Oh this actually makes a lot of sense. Thanks Mrs. Zee and your infinite wisdom.

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  • lol I think I learned this from Clint's endless pool of random knowledge (or his experience with bats), but there is something in bat sh!t that affects your neurological pathways. So you really can go crazy from it.

    Speaking of bats, the bat guy (who has a giant bat painted on the hood of his van, I so wish I'd taken a picture) came to our house on Wednesday to bat-proof it. Hopefully the 7th bat we've had in the house will be the last! 

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    lol I think I learned this from Clint's endless pool of random knowledge (or his experience with bats), but there is something in bat sh!t that affects your neurological pathways. So you really can go crazy from it.

    Speaking of bats, the bat guy (who has a giant bat painted on the hood of his van, I so wish I'd taken a picture) came to our house on Wednesday to bat-proof it. Hopefully the 7th bat we've had in the house will be the last! 

    so I was kind of right!  I am totally obsessed with that Vex Con show and that other exterminator show-we NEED a picture of the batmobile the next time he comes over! 

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  • image michelle142:

    You know, I've actually thought about this before - but I've come up with nothing.

    Another one that I wonder about: "Holy *insert something here*, Batman!!!"

    Why Batman? What's wrong with Superman... or even Cat Woman?

    ... eh, whatevs.


    So late to this, but if you catch it, Michelle, I can answer your Batman question. (Although I'm no help on the BSC thing). In the old Batman TV show with Adam West and Burt Ward, one of Robin's recurring lines was "Holy (insert random thing here), Batman!!" Kind of like how everyone went around with the Paris Hilton "That's hott...." crud. Came from TV and it stuck. Ahhh, pop culture....

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