15 Mar 2012

THE MEANING OF "QUIRKY"

Jenny Matlock
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I don't know why, but I love the word "quirky" ! I heard it for the first time watching the BBC series "Escape to the country" where houses, rooms or even gardens where discribed as "quirky". This made me curious and I did a little research about this word and that's what I learned :

Quirky means a mixture of odd, unusual, eccentric, idiosyncratic, curious, peculiar, unpredictable, singular, fanciful, whimsical, capricious.

It is a word best used by one person to describe another. Those who apply "quirky" to themselves thereby call into question their very own "quirkiness" by seeming gleefully self-aware and that's why it makes me think maybe I like the word because it rather fits on me of course with some exceptions.

I also read that something or someone that is quirky is rather odd or unpredictable in their appearance, character, or behaviour. And quirky means: strikingly unconventional.



Some Quirky Quotes :

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time."

My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more. - Walter Matthau

It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens. - Woody Allen

A lot of people become pessimists from financing optimists."

I haven't spoken to my wife in years. I didn't want to interrupt her."

14 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting word, I didn't know the meaning of it, thanks so much for sharing!
Léia :)

storybeader said...

the two gentlemen you quoted above portray quirky personalities in the movies! For sure! {:-Deb

Kat said...

Enjoyed reading your quirky post! And the quirky jokes that came with it...

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

hah! very clever...

love the quirky jokes!

anitamombanita said...

Some great quotes that qualify to line up with your quirkiness theme in a quality kind of way!

Sue said...

I love the word "quirky," too.

And I like quirky people...

=)

A Lady's Life said...

Well today seems like a quirky day lol
Lots of nice jokes and people :)

Loree said...

Haha my husband would love that last quote.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Quirky is a fun word and an attribute that can be quite charming.
You included some very fun quotes as well!

Jesh StG said...

There are several quirky personalities in our family. One of them is Moi:) Great Q!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

I know quite a few quirky people. I am related to a few quirky people. I love quirky people. Quirky people are never boring. (I myself am perfectly normal -- and probably perfectly boring!)

Jo said...

My mother calls me quirky ... and i have an appreciation for everything quirky ... i loved your post, and the picture of the sign is just totally ... well ... quirky!

Cheryl D. said...

I don't care for the word "Quirky" very much.

;P

Jenny said...

I loved these quirky quotes! They were really quite fun!

Thanks for the smile.

I enjoy your quirkiness!

Thanks for linking, too.

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