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    coolfool is offline Junior Member
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    Default Freaked out of his bird?

    I don't understand the following highlighted parts:

    In fact, some of the things you see in the film - like my looking away and trying to keep myself from breaking up - were caused by my looking at Denis off-camera over in the bushes, totally freaked out of his bird, laughing his head off while I'm in there trying to do my Lyndon Johnson and keep everything together. - page 168, Jack Nicholson, December 2012, Playboy

    I can't figure out the exact meaning of the former and guess the do of the later may mean act but ain't sure.

    Please lend a hand. Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: Freaked out of his bird?

    My guesses:

    1 Under the influence of drugs
    2 Behaving like Lyndon Johnson, who became president after the assassination of JF Kennedy, so had to try to keep things calm in difficult times

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    Default Re: Freaked out of his bird?

    Quote Originally Posted by coolfool View Post
    I don't understand the following highlighted parts:

    In fact, some of the things you see in the film - like my looking away and trying to keep myself from breaking up - were caused by my looking at Denis off-camera over in the bushes, totally freaked out of his bird, laughing his head off while I'm in there trying to do my Lyndon Johnson and keep everything together. - page 168, Jack Nicholson, December 2012, Playboy

    I can't figure out the exact meaning of the former and guess the do of the later may mean act but ain't sure.

    Please lend a hand. Thanks a lot.
    Totally freaked out = Lost control. Acting in a strange manner. Teenagers use the term "freak out" to mean that someone, or that they, are reacting to an event in an abnormal manner.
    His bird = His mind.

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    Default Re: Freaked out of his bird?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Totally freaked out = Lost control. Acting in a strange manner. Teenagers use the term "freak out" to mean that someone, or that they, are reacting to an event in an abnormal manner.
    His bird = His mind.
    Would you please prove his bird means his mind?

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    Default Re: Freaked out of his bird?

    It's slang:
    Urban Dictionary: Out Your Bird

    http://bird.urbanup.com/1750286 (This link uses the word mind, but also contains swearing)

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