LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||07/JUL/2008 9:22 PM|
|Assunto:||Re: FREAK OUT (Speaking of Freak´s family ...)|
Freak out: <source: Answers.com >
Behave or cause to behave irrationally and uncontrollably, with enthusiasm, excitement, fear, or madness. For example, The band's wild playing made the audience freak out, or It was such a close accident, it really freaked me out, or She freaked out and ended up in the psychiatric ward. [Slang; 1960s] Also see flip one's lid; wig out.
Interesting how much this expression was used even in the 70´s or so.
Some of my relatives and acquaintances talked about "alguém que teve um fricóte" at that time; ah, now I know whrere all this came from.
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