User talk:Mutt Lunker

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Mixup at Clark[edit]

If you just double-check the history at you will see that you reverted my proper reversion of vandalism. I have reverted your reversion, so all is well. But can you remove the notation from my talk page? Thanks! (talk) 09:15, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Beg your pardon, my error. Mutt Lunker (talk) 09:20, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Walter Scott[edit]

You assume rightly. Good catch. --Antiquary (talk) 12:00, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. Mutt Lunker (talk) 12:02, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

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early modern english[edit]

I saw the thing about mad in a documentary on philology, it wasn't OR, but I'll find a source. :) --Monochrome_Monitor 19:18, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Ok, fine but I think you'll be pushed to find a source that says that sense had been lost in British English (Collins and Oxford note somes senses of "mad" as British or US but not this one). I think the usage may be slightly different in Britain in that it's less likely to be without a context ("it makes me mad" rather than "I'm mad") but it is used. Also, can only find references to the origin of the word with sense "insane". Any further discussion would be best held at the article talk page. Mutt Lunker (talk) 19:39, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
Ah, here's a 19th century English (as in England) dictionary which defines mad as "disordered in the mind, broken in the understanding, distracted, expressing disorder of mind, over-run with any violent or unreasonable desire, enraged, furious. An 18th century dictionary has basically the same definition, but with long s's --Monochrome_Monitor 19:28, 28 November 2015 (UTC)