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And Now Back to the Quirkiness....

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Literally. One of the people who came to my blog, did so by searching for "define quirky" and me being the naturally curious (nosy?) person that I am, I went and searched for it, too. And boy do I have some babbling to do about it! Geesh!

Urban dictionary
Unconventional, surprising, odd.

A word often used by narcisstic scenesters when they describe their oh-so-unique selves in their Livejournal user info pages in attempts to sound like interesting people.

LJ Bio: I am: Quirky. A Poet. A Photographer. Talented. Incredibly interesting. & Better than you. Add me!
Can you say "bitter"?? There's more:
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 (just like everyone else).
I feel slightly better here because I 'never' would've labeled myself quirky. Actually, I don't really even like the word. I've been coined 'crazy' numerous times, but it seems that the new crazy is the old 'normal', so everyone thinks they're crazy. When I started this blog, I was at a loss as to what it should be named, so I went with "The Quirky World of Jessi." Technically, I wasn't even describing myself....merely my world....but now that it gets called Quirky Jessi more often, I've left it at that. I'll likely change the name of the blog at some point, but for now, it's sufficient, I think.
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(Doesn't that look delicious??)

I'm liking this one even more, though, because it sounds like how 'I' would describe something:

Something that is cool but is not said to be cool because that would be uncool and to call yourself uncool would also be uncool but being uncool in a cool way would be quirky

Shaun is not funny therefore his gay friends think he is unique and quirky. But he is not. This is an example of not being quirky, a quirky wannabe if you like.

Opposite this and you will find quirky.

Hehe. Am I awkward, though?

A word used to describe an annoying and difficult to use keypad on a mobile phone. Derived from the word QWERTY, which is the standard layout of computer keyboards and the normal definition of 'Quirky', to discribe something unusual and awkward.

Unusual and awkward? I suppose I am at times. I must say, though, at the time when I was reading this stuff, I was quite insulted that quirky was considered such a negative thing in the LJ example. I can totally understand, though, because that's kinda how 'crazy' is seen, too. Someone who is self-proclaimed as crazy, is indeed, nothing more than 'normal' usually.

Anywho, that prompted me to check another site to see if there were other meanings, but I stopped after the next one, which was this:

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Code
--.- ..- .. .-. -.- -.--
1110001 1110101 1101001 1110010 1101011 1111001
Pig Latin

That ranks as quirkily fun in my book! I never would've thought to look up how it looked in Braille or sign language. Oh, but you've gotta visit the link because there's an audio link at the bottom where it will 'say' quirky to you! It has this little robotic accent, too, and I 'love' it!

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