- "Mad as a hatter" redirects here. For the Batman episode, see Mad as a Hatter (Batman: The Animated Series). The following is an episode list for the Animated television series Batman The Animated Series, The New Batman/Superman
A hatter is a maker or seller of hats. A hat is a headcovering It may be worn for protection against the elements for religious reasons for safety or as a Fashion accessory. Milliners are a category of hatters who design women's hats.
Mad as a hatter
The origin of the proverbial expression mad as a hatter is uncertain. It may derive from:
- An incidence of nominalization of the verb hatter, which means "To harass; to weary; to wear out with fatigue. In Linguistics, nominalization refers to the use of a Verb or an Adjective as a Noun, with or without morphological transformation " according to Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language published in 1755. Samuel Johnson (often referred to as Dr Johnson) (18 September Published on 15 April 1755 and written by Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language, sometimes published as Johnson's Dictionary, is among Year 1755 ( MDCCLV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or In the text he cites a passage from the work of John Dryden as an example of usage: "He's hatter'd out with pennance. John Dryden (– was an influential English poet Literary critic, Translator and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England "
- Robert Crab, a 17th century eccentric who gave all his goods to the poor and lived on leaves and grass. As a means of recording the passage of Time, the 17th Century was that Century which lasted from 1601 - 1700 in the Gregorian calendar
- Mercury poisoning suffered by hatters in the 18th century and 19th century, when mercury was used in the manufacture of felt. Mercury poisoning (also known as mercurialism, hydrargyria, Hunter-Russell syndrome, or acrodynia when affecting children is a Disease The 18th century lasted from 1701 to 1800 in the Gregorian calendar, in accordance with the Anno Domini / Common Era numbering system The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar Mercury (ˈmɜrkjʊri also called quicksilver or hydrargyrum, is a Chemical element with the symbol Hg ( Latinized hydrargyrum Felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting condensing and pressing fibers Absorption of mercury through the skin can cause Korsakoff's syndrome. Korsakoff's syndrome or "Korsakov's syndrome" ( Korsakoff's psychosis, amnesic-confabulatory syndrome) is a brain disorder caused by the lack of thiamine
- An adaptation of the Anglo-Saxon word atter meaning poison, closely related to the word adder for the poisonous Crossed Viper. Common names common European adder common European viper ( more) Lexicographers William and Mary Morris in Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins (1977) favour this derivation because "mad as a hatter" was known before hat making was a recognized trade. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays
- Lewis Carroll used the phrase for the character of The Hatter in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (ˈdɒdsən (27 January 1832 &ndash 14 January 1898 better known by the Pen name Lewis Carroll (/ˈkærəl/ was an English The Hatter is a fictional character initially encountered at a tea party in Lewis Carroll 's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and later again as " Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865 is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known under the Pseudonym Lewis This character is also known as The Mad Hatter. Although eccentric, the Mad Hatter does not exhibit symptoms of mercury poisoning. 
- Batman's rogues gallery includes Jervis Tetch, a delusional man obsessed with hats. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a fictional Comic book Superhero co-created This is a list of fictional characters from DC Comics who are enemies of Batman or of his associates, such as the Joker, Catwoman, and The The Mad Hatter is a fictional character in the Batman comics published by DC Comics. He named and stylized himself after "the Mad Hatter" from Carroll's stories due to his own insanity, a pronounced fixation on the Alice in Wonderland stories, and a lifelong fascination with hats of all shapes and forms. His crimes usually include mind control devices placed within some form of headwear.
- Stockport County Football Club (Stockport, Greater Manchester, England) are commonly known as "The Hatters" due to the hatting industry in the town, this nickname also being shared by Luton Town Football Club. Stockport County Football Club is an English football club based in Stockport, England. Stockport ( is a large town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on elevated ground on the River Mersey at the influx of the rivers Goyt Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Luton Town Football Club are an English football team based in the town of Luton in Bedfordshire. A meeting of the two sides often is billed as "The Hatters Derby".
- Students who attend Hatboro-Horsham School District are known as Hatters. The Hatboro-Horsham School District is located in Montgomery County in the U This refers to Hatboro's history of hat production. Hatboro is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States.
- Danbury, Connecticut's Danbury High School's mascot is the Mad Hatter because Danbury was the hat center of the world from the 19th century to about the early 20th century. Connecticut ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. Danbury High School is a Public high school in Danbury Connecticut.
- ^ Why Do We Say . Hatter's Castle ( 1931) is the first novel of author AJ Cronin. The Hatter is a fictional character initially encountered at a tea party in Lewis Carroll 's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and later again as " The Mad Hatter is a fictional character in the Batman comics published by DC Comics. The Mad Hatter is the name of bank robber James G Madison who made headlines across North America during an eighteen bank robbing spree . . ?, Nigel Rees, 1987, ISBN 0-7137-1944-3
- ^ Johnson, Samuel. Nigel Rees (born 5 June 1944 near Liverpool) is an English author and presenter best known for devising and hosting the Radio 4 Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) A Dictionary of the English Language: An Anthology. Published on 15 April 1755 and written by Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language, sometimes published as Johnson's Dictionary, is among David Crystal, ed. (London: Penguin, 2005), 289 ISBN 0-141-44157-7
- ^ Waldron HA (1983). "Did the Mad Hatter have mercury poisoning?". Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 287 (6409): 1961. PMID 6418283.
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- A person who makes, sells, or repairs hats.
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