As it seems, haywire is a strong and thin wire. Farm workers often use it to tie hay grown in fields. They roll the long grass, cut and store it in large packages. Another story about the «haywire» comes from the material itself. If you cut a well-wound thread, you need to do it carefully. It can suddenly jump on you like a snake. It can encircle your body and then stab you with its pointed extremities. This can happen quickly and often catch a person off guard. For example, we now know that energy production in aging cells is going crazy. Word experts may disagree on the origin.
But they may agree that anything that has «gone crazy» has gone crazy or is a big mess! As we said earlier, Americans use a state of disorder, extreme disorder – in other words, a situation where everything seems to be going wrong. Years ago, farmers used barbed wire to temporarily repair a damaged fence, fence or gate. But wire has never been a good choice for permanent repairs because it breaks easily. Metallic iron becomes reddish brown and wears out when attacked by oxygen from the air or water. In other words, it rusts! It is therefore the agricultural equipment called hay wire. But what does it mean to go crazy? The expression «playing crazy» has several meanings. For example, let`s say we visit a peanut butter factory. A machine used to pump peanut butter into jars suddenly goes crazy.
Peanut butter splashes everywhere – on floors, walls and factory workers. Soon the whole area is covered in delicious but sticky food! Thus, the machine is not only broken, it has also caused a huge mess. But things went haywire on Sunday and 21 separate shootings took place. When the taste and smell return, they can go crazy. To play madness is to get out of control, to go crazy. The expression to go lorwire is an allusion to the yarn used in hay baling, known as hay wire or bale thread. If the baler does not work properly or the ball wire breaks during baling, it becomes entangled in a desperate mess. The hay wire is thin and must be easily cut to release hay for livestock feed. At the turn of the century, a Haywire company was a disparate and unreliable operation.
This term is largely extinct, the term to go lorwire entered the language around the 1920s and is still very popular today. The related terms are going crazy, went crazy and went crazy. As millennials rushed from cities to their parents` homes, the housing market went crazy. However, that conservatory expired this month and almost immediately, a source told TMZ: «Things started to go crazy.» Today we are making a fantastic trip to the countryside to learn about a word that comes from something used on a farm – hay. I pressed the crazy button My night went crazy I pressed the crazy button Setting my brain on fire When something goes crazy, it`s out of control or completely chaotic. You`ll feel like it`s gone crazy at a birthday party when the young guests suddenly have a crazy water gun fight inside. Horses with patched civilian harnesses gave the transport the appearance of a «haywire outfit». Things are going crazy outside the borders and cells (and people) are dying. Wolf talks about the American dream going crazy, so exaggeration is the name of the game. «Haywire» can also mean getting out of control. If a process doesn`t work as expected, you can also say that it went wild.
This expression is more formal. Here is an example of this meaning of «haywire». «Every time a rocket was launched, my phone went crazy,» said Dor Eldar, a 22-year-old dance teacher from Tel Aviv. The state`s system went crazy on Monday, hours before the registration deadline, posting error messages and catching people on user verification sites that prevented them from filling out and submitting their forms. Check your usual routine and, if something seems crazy, make adjustments. «Urgh. Plans for my outdoor party have gone crazy! The supermarket cannot bring the birthday cake. The musicians refuse to play. There is no place to park a car due to unexpected road repairs in front of my house.
Oh. Big. And it`s going to rain. It`s going to rain heavily! «Only my imagination goes crazy about everything, I want to,» he said. All sorts of entertainment and chaos take place, but towards the end of the film, Grandpa gets into trouble with the law – because he makes fireworks without a license and disrupts the peace when the fireworks go crazy. (The Oxford Eagle) In a rare year when everything went weirdly crazy at the last minute, triggering memories of Steve Harvey`s Miss Universe-Flub 2015 as well as flashbacks to the recent historic presidential election surprise, one statistical trend has remained stable: Since Hilary Swank won the Oscar for «Million Dollar Baby» in 2005, the awards for lead actress and best picture no longer went to the same film. (The Los Angeles Times) The noun hay wire refers to a type of yarn that was once used to bale hay and sometimes for makeshift repairs. This hasty and temporary use of haywire led to the adjective (and sometimes adverb) haywire. As the adjective at the beginning of the 20th century. It was first used in the nineteenth century, it was mainly found in the expression «haywire holding», which originally referred to a group of poorly equipped loggers, then anything that was fragile or patched. This has led to a sense of «hastily patched up,» which in turn has given us the common sense today of «not getting well or going bad.» The «crazy» direction of haywire may have been suggested by the tendency of the relatively weak and rust-prone yarn to break or tangle around the legs at inopportune times. or perhaps the mess of the temporary repair work for which it was used.
«Playing crazy» can mean going crazy, unreasonable, or wild, as in this example: «If I don`t take a break from work soon, I`m going to go crazy!» Here, the expressions expand or flipak out have a similar meaning. These are all informal or for everyday use. If you want to be more formal, you can use the word berserker. However, this fact has not stopped people from using it for repairs. As a result, many fences and buildings where a lot of wire has been used for repairs look messy. They play hay. We can`t know, of course, but if you were a storekeeper and a big rocket went crazy, wouldn`t you look at it? «Yes, my guns went crazy for some unknown reason,» he finally said. A riot is an extreme example of things going crazy when people get so angry about something that they ignore rules and laws, break windows, and set things on fire. A less serious case of things that have gone crazy could be a flock of chickens escaping from a pen and roaming freely in your vegetable garden. The literal and original meaning of haywire is «yarn used to tie hay». The «elastic unpredictability» of yarn has led to today`s common definition. I said our air conditioner was going crazy and we were ripping out a thousand old boilers and chillers.
Playing crazy is an American saying. A sentence is a word, group of words, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that cannot be easily deduced from its literal meaning. We will play the meaning of crazy, where the term comes from and some examples of its use in sentences. «Playing crazy» also means starting a malfunction or not functioning normally. We often use this term for machines that don`t work as they should. Welcome to Words and Their Stories, by VOA Learning English! But how did this simple farm word come to «go wild»? Language experts say there are two stories that help explain where this meaning comes from. Berserker – Adj. becoming very angry, crazy and violent: being very upset Confusion – n.
a very dirty or disordered state or condition – usually a single package – n. a group of things that are tied, tied or wrapped together Later, When farm animals need to be fed, the thread is cut. You need to use a hatchet or something else with a very sharp edge to cut the wire. Haywire doesn`t break that easily. But it can easily be twisted together accidentally. Glass – n. A wide-mouthed container, usually made of earthenware or glass syringe – v. in a sudden rapid jet coming out of a narrow-opening amok – adv.
wild or uncontrolled – used in the expression wild hay – n. grass that has been cut and dried to be used as animal food hot disorder – n. informal: something or someone that is categorically a mess: as something in a state of extreme disorder or disorder – verbal phrase in an unprepared state: not ready And that`s the end of those words and their stories. ____ George Grow was the editor. The song at the end is «Fools Button» by Jimmy Buffet.