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Any company would be absolutely stark staring mad to decide not to have the Queen's head on its stamps," he said.
Far more serious is stark, staring mad (which should really be stark staring mad, with no comma, since stark was originally an adverb), psycho, and ready for the laughing academy--the residence for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
In Captured, Lieutenant Harvey Douglas, a POW who had been exchanged in Switzerland, wrote: "I can clearly see how men who have been in German hospitals for two or three years become despondent, nervous wrecks, and often go stark staring mad.