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Out of your gourd

Posted by RRC on December 19, 2005

In Reply to: Out of your gourd posted by ESC 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.

I was hoping that Bruce was being subtly funny, especially after specifically mentioning pumpkins, but maybe he's from one of those places where they make their jack o' lanterns out of turnips.