Monday, September 14, 2009

Terry's tshirt 'beaucoup dien cai dau'= crazy in the head

Speaking of t-shirts we also had found Terry last night wearing a t-shirt that reads 'beaucoup dien cai dau' it goes on to read:

I suffer from occasional loss of mental stability, and become very violent with only slight provocation. The Veterans Administration has determined that both mental and physical harassment of my person may be hazardous to your health and well being. So stay out of my face.

I can only find mention of this phrase at on right wing gun sites.
I'm sure there will be zazzle / cafe press version today!

** NOTE Terry wears the same shirt ealrier in the series - here is is wearing in S2 Ep 4

According to the Urban Dictionary:


"boocoo" is the illiterate Americanized version of the French adverb "beaucoup" meaning much or many, that was used in Vietnam.

An expression commonly used in Vietnam was, "boocoo dinky dow", spelled correctly would be "beaucoup dien cai dau" meaning much crazy in the head or perhaps as the Vietnamese may have said, crazy as a kicking rooster, much like the American expression, "mad as a wet hen".
dien = crazy dau = head and captalized Dau = rooster

Also remember in the books Terry is a veteran of the Viet Nam War.

** Terry is also seen wearing this same tshirt earlier in the season here he is in Episode 4.


rlc2502 said...

Love that shirt....Where can I buy one, as a VA certified nut I deserve to have one. Thanks, RLC2502

" Dallas " said...

There will be one on Zazzle or cafe press probably later today!

Sunshine of Mine said...

Thanks for getting a still of this and posting exactly what it says! Too funny!!!

Mongo said...

Just so happens.... :)