barminess


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barminess

(ˈbɑːmɪnəs)
n
the quality of being barmy; craziness
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Jack Cremin, from Birmingham, quit his job in recruitment and booked a one-way flight to the Balearic Islands - and spent months enjoying boat parties, beers and scenes of pure barminess.
Sir David said of reprising his much loved character Granville: "I'm thrilled to be bringing Granville and Arkwright's shop back to viewers' TV screens along with his regular customers who bring their own sense of barminess to the world of grocery."
Sir David said of reprising his much-loved character Granville: "I'm thrilled to be bringing Granville and Arkwright's shop back to viewers' TV screens, along with his regular customers who bring their own sense of barminess to the world of grocery."
Jason, 78, said: "I'm thrilled to be bringing Granville and Arkwright's shop back to viewers' TV screens along with his regular customers, who bring their own sense of barminess to the world of grocery."
The barminess that is homeopathy never ceases to amaze me.
Thanks to AFC Bournemouth and the barminess of Chelsea - this Premier League, man; stupid game, football - the Wearsiders are back in the relegation zone.
As the votes poured in there were performances by The Killers followed by what Dermot O'Leary so aptly described as "a tribute to great british barminess with a bit of Brazilian thrown in" as X Factor auditionees from previous series', who didn't make the grade, had their moment to shine, as the quirkier acts to have been borne from the show recreated their past moments of glory.
ITV2 (Channel 6): The Xtra Factor The regular show is a model of sanity compared to the backstage barminess Caroline Flack oversees afterwards, exclusive to ITV2.
There was comedy, there was drama, there was music, there was laugh-out-loud barminess. After all, we are renowned as a nation of eccentrics.
The novel in manuscript offers two discrete endings, one of which has Pinfold already well launched into "an account of my barminess" ("Ordeal" 81) and another which halts abruptly with his comment that refusing Angel's offer of silence means he can now use his experiences in a book (82).
His film ends up as a compendium of barminess rather than a believably deep insight into one man's character.
But a second, larger, pool remains mothballed and the future of the baths was called into question by Coun Hassall's unwise remark to a scrutiny committee that he is opposed to the "barminess" of modernising old swimming pools.