Mania is weird, hey? Maniac. He is a Maniac. She is a nymphomaniac. He drives like a maniac. I think kleptomaniacs, nymphomaniacs and pyromaniacs are the most common maniacs. Then you have manic depression. What if you liked fires and starting fires but you weren't manic for them? What then? Its like when people are described as "dog lovers". She was a "cat lover". I like dogs but don't ever want to be known as a "dog lover". Even "a fondness for dogs" is too much. Nat liked dogs.
I think some types of mania could just be described as obsessions or stuff people really like to do. Like pteridomania, which is a passion for ferns. Isn't that just liking them lots and lots? Or orchidomania, which is the abnormal obsession with orchids. We couldn't have just grouped all the botany obsessions under the one type of mania?
I remember as kids there used to be a woman that drove like a maniac up and down the dirt road that my family lived on. When we would see her coming we would get out the front and sing "she's a manic, manic on the floor..." What can I say, we were dorks, and Hall and Oates were still pretty rad in 1983.
V for Wendetta - do we ever get to say a "V" but with a "W" sound? Like Wagner but in reverse?
I don't have a small penis. I have enormous legs.