Talk:apeshit

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  1. The original creator of this entry wrote: Some wonder where this term originated, or perhaps a better question is why is it significant - perhaps it is simply that the term "has a good ring to it". Or perhaps there is something deeper going on here... If you know, please share this with the world. It's meaning is essentially "to get angry with someone", and is colloquial. But there's perhaps a history to it, and we'd like to know.

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Noun for "murderous rampage". Equinox 15:25, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Very common in American English slang. He went apeshit (he went berserk). —Stephen 17:18, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
I think the question is about the Part of Speech. We have it, as I recall, as an adjective. Possibly it could be an adverb. I find it a bit harder to come up with noun usages. Possibly "He threw an apeshit", meaning "He threw a fit". DCDuring TALK 20:10, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Yes, the only noun use that I am aware of is the literal one, which has no plural. Besides that, it may be that the noun is in two words..."ape shit". Not sure. But to go apeshit seems like an adverb. I can conceive of the adjective, as "he’s apeshit over his new girlfriend" (nuts about her). —Stephen 23:52, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
The only place I found the putative noun is in Groups, where it was common on alt.tasteless (multiple threads), but also occurred on other groups. I really need to be in the mood to cite from such a group. DCDuring TALK 00:19, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Deleted. Equinox 18:58, 12 May 2009 (UTC)