15 Mar 2012
THE MEANING OF "QUIRKY"
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday
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."