The Pink Floyd Odyssey ]. The link between meaningless monkey chatter and the sense Mr Paterson gives is obvious enough. The modern British meaning is presumably a softening of the idea of delirium tremens.
In don't come—or give me—the old abdabs, don't tell me the tale: In the screaming abdabs, an attack of delirium tremens: A To give someone the screaming abdabs or habdabs is a British expression for inducing an attack of extreme anxiety or irritation in someone. Select your currency from the list and click Donate. This song was actually written by Arthur Fields and Walter Donovan way back in , and was very popular in the s, so the dates fit. Nicholas Schaffner, Saucerful of Secrets: I didn't want Maxine to make her hate herself more than she probably did. But how it came to mean dessert defeats me completely. He also claims that two phrases existed: Great anxiety, the heebie-jeebies; esp. What are ab-dabs and where do I find them? R[oyal] N[avy], M[erchant] N[avy]: I didn't want to have to hear one of her 'outbursts,' her 'abdabs,' while Maxine was in earshot. Jonathon Green, in the Cassell Dictionary of Slang, suggests the word could imitate the stuttering noise that somebody might produce when in a state of funk or incoherent frustration. The word is sometimes also used to mean an attack of delirium tremens. Of the four books cited, three suggest that the word was not yet obsolete at the time those books were published. Though it might be a complete coincidence, the similarity between the abba dabba of the title and abdab is too striking to be ruled out as a possible source. The Pink Floyd Odyssey ]. Many people had already moved or were in the process of moving, but before departing had left signs and omens that gave Hlupo and Dofasi the screaming habdabs. The version with the added h on the front looks like a hypercorrection, in which users assume an uncultivated speaker must be dropping his hs. A friend said during a recent discussion on cinema that horror films gave her the screaming ab-dabs. By itself, abdabs was, in WW2, occ. Usually heard in the phrase 'It gives me a case of the screaming abdabs'; it makes me extremely irritated, agitated. Several dictionaries offer rather sketchy information on it. The link between meaningless monkey chatter and the sense Mr Paterson gives is obvious enough. The modern British meaning is presumably a softening of the idea of delirium tremens.
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