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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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The story made all the Aussie newspapers and the publicity was so damning that the Australian Cricket Board had to apologise and grant him entry the next day or face a Barmy Army boycott.
And the Barmy Army are nowhere near as genial as they claim.
Organisers in Palmerston North also set up a special Barmy Army base.
They're within their rights because they've paid their money, but there's still some integrity in life, I think.'' Barmy Army spokesman Paul Burnham insisted t heir chants were meant as a joke, claiming:``Watching the guys' faces while they were no-balling Lee, you could tell they were smiling.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Barmy Army co-founder Paul Burnham said that Johnson and maybe Ryan Harris would be targeted by them to 'put the duo off their game a little bit' as they are Australia's best bowlers.
Barmy Army say they exist to "make watching cricket more fun" and Cooke revealed they had been endorsed by England captain Andrew Strauss.
THE Ashes invasion begins today as the Barmy Army arrives for the start of the first Test Match.
But amid the mayhem, the most astonishing aspect of the whole pantomime was the arrogant reaction to the second Test abandonment of the Barmy Army.
THE plans of more than 4,000 England cricket fans were thrown into disarray thanks to the "disgraceful" conduct of the West Indies Cricket Board, according to a leading member of the unofficial England supporters group, the Barmy Army.
I had to drink 17 pints of strong lager to maintain fluid levels in my body and the lager sent me barmy and I hit the policeman.
Cricket Australia are to meet with 'Barmy Army' organisers after the England fans' group claimed some of their members have been unfairly treated during the first two days of the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane.
I was lucky enough to be sat right in the middle of the Barmy Army on Sunday and went from wishing I had gone to church to hugging complete strangers in euphoria.
HE'S our man with the Barmy Army Down Under, suffering the lows - and searching for hope.
I don't suppose you knew that David Mellor was the leader of England's Barmy Army.
London, Aug 22 ( ANI ): English cricket fans, the Barmy Army Cricket Club, had reportedly scored a series victory over their Australian counterparts, The Fantatics, in the mock series, the Bombardier Fans Ashes.