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barmy on the crumpet

Eccentric or weird. In this phrase, a "crumpet" (a muffinlike pastry) is synonymous with one's head, and "barmy" means "yeasty." What do you think of John's strange behavior lately? I'm starting to wonder if he's a bit barmy on the crumpet.
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Matt Nichols, head of marketing and events for the Barmy Army, said: "We're delighted to be running our 2015 charity tour throughout England and Wales.
We've teamed up with Sports Book of the Month & have two copies of Going Barmy to give away.
We sing songs and create an atmosphere, but we're always friendly and everything we do is in the spirit of the game - that's the essence of the Barmy Army.
Sophia Gardens will play host to one Test in the 2009 series against Australia and Barmy Army founder Paul Burnham sees the support of Welsh fans as crucial if England are to regain the Ashes.
Fools who want Barmy Britain subjugated socially, economically and politically by countries like France or Italy just because the skies are bluer and sunnier should be forthwith 'sectioned' under the Mental Health Act.
Bold and tenacious 16-year-old Eve Lodge was by far the youngest of just four people cherry-picked to take to the stage at the exciting grand final showdown at Kirklees College after wowing everyone with her new decoration business, Barmy Bunting.
Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain is a great treat for all the family.
Barmy Britain is adapted by Terry Deary and Neal Foster from Deary's bestselling Horrible Histories books.
Sydney, Dec 4 ( ANI ): The Barmy Army are warming up their tonsils for Thursday's Adelaide Test and have laughed off talk Australia's Fanatics plan to take them on in the stands and on the Hill, according to reports.
Sydney: Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson said on Tuesday he has batsman Jonathan Trott and England's travelling Barmy Army fans in his sights in the Ashes series starting on Thursday.
Grant Thornton's Barmy Brummies are aiming to raise at least pounds 500 for St Basils.
Extraordinary scenes at Epsom as barmy Barzalona celebrates a sensational Derby victory for France on Pour Moi, with the Queen's big hopeOFF WITH HIS HEAD
First we had the decision from Sepp Blatter's barmy bunch to hit the Croatian FA with a measly fine of pounds 15,920 for yet another instance of racial abuse directed towards an England player.
I was sitting with the Barmy Army and there was a big EFC flag on the fence.
And what better way to look forward to the Ashes - apart from winning tickets to a Test Down Under, we suppose - than to get your hands on a copy of Barmy Cricket.