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    are you

    I've heard the next dialogue in a movie.

    (Patient has a lung disease)
    Patient: Mind if I smoke? (Maybe jokingly)
    Nurse: Are you crazy?

    I wonder if "Are you crazy" is informal.
    If so, why did nurse use a informal expresion to a patient?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: are you

    Very informal, but a nurse has status over the patient (and there may be oxygen tanks nearby).


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