It’s that time again!!
Today’s word is “manic”. Let’s begin our word journey.
Manic: affected with, relating to, characterized by, or resulting from mania (we’ll look at mania a little further down)
And from my favourite “street” source, Urban Dictionary:
Manic, by larry says hi:
1. Someone who is manic depressive – “I’m feelin so manic today.”
2. Something that is insanely cool – “That concert was totally manic.”
3. A member of the band Manic Street Preachers – “Who is your favourite manic?”
From manic ayla:
the tendency to become easily obsessed with anything and everything you come in contact with (books, movies, music, boys, etc.)
that is a good thing, as it makes you far more interesting and fun to be around.
often found among nerds. (this is Holly – so that means all nerds are now far more interesting and fun to be around. nerd kind arise!)
“Gosh, that girl is so manic! She’s totally stalking that guy.”
“Have you heard that new band, The Spill Canvas? I’m totally manic about them.
Sonic’s brother in the TV show Sonic Underground. He is a green hedgehog.
“Sonic, Sonia, and Manic are the children of Queen Aleena.”
2 a: excessive or unreasonable enthusiasm <a mania for saving things> —often used in combination
“The entire city has been gripped by baseball mania.”
b: the object of such enthusiasm
ie – Beatlemania, Wrestlemania, etc.
mania (noun.) late 14th century., “mental derangement characterized by excitement and delusion,” from Late Latin – mania “insanity, madness,” from Greek. mania “madness, frenzy; enthusiasm, inspired frenzy; mad passion, fury,” related to mainesthai “to rage, go mad,” mantis “seer,” menos “passion, spirit,” all from Proto-Indo-European *men- “to think, to have one’s mind aroused, rage, be furious” (seemind (n.)). Sense of “fad, craze” is 1680s, from French. manie in this sense. Sometimes nativized in Middle English as manye. Used since 1500s (in imitation of Greek) as the second element in compounds expressing particular types of madness (cf. nymphomania, 1775; kleptomania, 1830; megalomania, 1890).