Though it might sound old-timey to use the phrase "mad as a hatter" in casual conversation, you've likely heard it and understand its meaning. Mad as a hatter? You're crazy! But what's so off-the-wall about hatmakers to have inspired this phrase? Turns out, the saying refers to a genuine condition that affected hatmakers in the 17th century. If you were mad as a hatter back then, that would mean you were literally a diseased hatmaker.
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Written by Curiosity Staff October 14, 2016
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