The typical response of Asterix
to the idiotic, arrogant or pointless behaviour of their Roman
adversaries, especially Julius Caesar
. Typically said while circling the finger next to the ear to indicate insanity
and cupping the hand near the mouth as though whispering.
I went to Rome
recently and had the opportunity to utter this phrase many times. Tick one more off my wish list
for The Oolong Man