Today I have chosen the term “gaga” for no other reason than I can.
1: crazy, foolish
2: marked by wild enthusiasm: infatuated, doting
Examples of “gaga”:
1. I can’t understand how anyone could be so gaga over gold.
2. He thinks that most artists are at least a little bit gaga.
From The Free Dictionary:
1. silly; crazy
2. completely absorbed, infatuated, or excited: They were gaga over the rock group’s new album.
3. senile; doddering
“crazy, silly,” 1920, probably from French – gaga “senile, foolish,” probably imitative of meaningless babbling
And the surprise source of the day, 20,000 Baby Names from Around the World:
Gaga – A Babylonian deity. Gaga was one of the minor gods. In the Epic of Marduk (q.v.) Gaga appears as a messenger sent by Anshar to Tiamat to announce the coming of Marduk. The message is received by Lakhmu (q.v.) and Lakhamu, and causes consternation among the Igigi (q.v.) (An Encyclopedia of Religions, Canney, 1921)Who knew Gaga was a name for someone other than:
ps – I Googled “gaga” in images and of the hundred or so I scrolled through they were all pictures of her. Does that mean she’s the only thing on this planet right now that is “gaga”? Things that make you (ok, maybe not you, but me for sure) go “hmmmmmmm”.