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I'm going mental

Posted by ESC on September 22, 2005

In Reply to: Mental posted by ESC on September 22, 2005

: : Hi,
: : Having sent a manuscript to a friend, I received the answer "...I am mental for the next fwe weeks, but look forward to reading it."

: : Could anybody please tell me what the first part ("I am mental") means?

: It is short for: I am mentally disturbed, mentally ill, have mental health issues. I have so much on my mind, I'll be slightly crazy for the next five weeks.

From TV Acres online:

Short, Martin: SCTV & SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Ed Grimley, a nervous nerd with a spiked pompadour who worshipped Pat Sajack ("Oh, I must say"; "I'm going mental.")