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Barmy

 

a valuable shoulder garment decorated with religious drawings. Prince Ivan Kalita of Moscow was the first to have them in Russia (14th century). They were worn by Byzantine emperors and Russian princes (and by tsars from the middle of the 16th to the beginning of the 18th century) during coronations and ceremonial outings.

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On Tuesday, members from the Barmy Army will travel to St Fagans Cricket Club to compete against their arch-rivals, the Australian Fanatics, in a cricket tournament.
But in Barmy Britain 3, a brand new show, you'll have the chance to meet plenty of crazy characters and rude rulers from Britain's barmy past.
I believe passionately in my business - and the future of Barmy - and that passion and determination, together with a solid business plan, will hopefully take me where I want to go.
Barmy Britain - Part Two ensures real history is conveyed in a fun and memorable way with new songs and sketches.
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain takes a Horrible Histories: Barmy humorous look at the eccentricities of kings, queens and historical figures from battling Celtic queen Boudicca through to the origins of the First World War in one hour 45 minutes.
We spend much of our time berating ourselves for our sporting failings but we are world champions when it comes to travelling to support our teams and the Barmy Army has come to represent the best of that tradition.
But thankfully, Going Barmy is not simply a collection of regurgitated, beer-infused anecdotes which were probably hilarious at the time, but fall a little short in the humour department in the cold light of day.
The Barmy Army will be at tomorrow's Emirates Airline Twenty20 on the lookout for new members in time for England's Test match against Pakistan in Dubai early next year.
And as for suggesting that calling creationists "barmy" is lowering the debate "so that it cannot be conducted in an intelligent or courteous way", I find that exceptionally barmy.
To suggest that when Gerrard and Torres don't play means they are any less than a top-four team would be barmy.
However, in his column in British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, Ponting played down the antics of England's so-called Barmy Army, calling them the best fans in the world.
This barmy window that we've got, it forces you to either put the club at risk financially or put it at risk football-wise if you're not one of the big four clubs," he said.