Q: Tom, you love words and their origins. For $2,000… what is the origin of the word “bedlam”?
A: It’s a contraction of the word “Bethlehem”. It comes from the hospital of Saint Mary of Bethlehem in London. The hospital began admitting mental patients in the late 14th century. In the 16th century, it became a lunatic asylum. The word “bedlam” came to be used for any madhouse – and by extension for any scene of noisy confusion.
Q: What is up with your ears?
A: I have an audio stigmatism whereby I hear things wrong – I have audio illusions. I guess now they say ADD. I have a scrambler in my brain and it takes what is said and turns it into pig Latin and feeds it back to me.
E sempre meraviglioso dal vivo.
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