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Out of your gourd

Posted by ESC on December 19, 2005

In Reply to: Out of your gourd posted by Bruce Kahl on December 19, 2005

: : I would like to know the meaning of "you are out of your gourd". Does anyone know this?

: Used to describe an extreme mental state--as in "You're out of your gourd" meaning you are crazy or "stoned out of your gourd" meaning extremely intoxicated.

: Why gourd I do not know. A gourd is a pumpkin type vegetable. Maybe someone else here can figure out the connection.

Gourd = head. Because of the shape of some gourds, I imagine.