We often use this word at someone to show our displeasure but when it us used on us we would be hopping mad. It is not a kind word, it hurts the other person very much to be called a lunatic, try not to use it. Here Tony Wootton and Gwen Zanzoterra give us the story how this word come about. The two writers also tell us how the thatched roofs come about. There is a reason why the thatched roofs are extended to cover the windows of houses.
This word comes from the Latin ‘luna’ meaning a moon and can mean someone who goes mad with the changes of the moon.
However, it is usually associated with the old belief that if the moon shone on you while you were alseep, it sent you mad – you became a lunatic. This is one reason why the old thatched roofs came so far down over the windows, they were to prevent the moon shining on someone sleep.
Thus the origin of the word and a bit of history on the thatched roofs.
Below is a photo of a thatched roof.
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