Here is a video clip from Homeland. Carrie has been admitted to a psyche-ward because of her Bipolarity. Saul can’t understand her because she is not making any sense. She wants to get back to work but she isn’t ready to leave the hospital. Let’s look at some of the expressions they use in this clip. They might come in handy (i.e be useful) if ever you are faced with a person that seems disorientated or too excited about something.
- I don’t need to settle down. (i.e. I don’t need to calm down)
- You are not yourself. (i.e. you are acting differently )
- I can’t follow you. (i.e. I don’t understand your train of thoughts)
- Your thoughts are running together. (i.e. your ideas are confused)