Most of the time I can figure out through context what you UKer's are attempting to say. I can find the precise American word for it.
I am having a problem with calling someone "mental" or a "mentalist".
The first time usage implied something about knowing something in the future so I thought it meant "psychic", but then Yogi says that if someone can't figure you out, then you are "mental". This would more imply "crazy".
What is the deal
In America calling someone "mental" could mean either crazy or mentally retarded, but for crazy it is usually "he is a mental case".
mentalist= a psychiatrist, a psychic, still means crazy?
This is information I need to know.