The Meaning of Weird

weird  (wîrd)

adj. weird·erweird·est

1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of the preternatural or supernatural.
2. Of a strikingly odd or unusual character; strange.
3. Archaic Of or relating to fate or the Fates.

It doesn’t matter how you define it.  I was thinking about it today, and weird has more to do with the person that said it much more than whatever it was said about.  If you say that something is weird, you are basically saying that it is not normal to you; that it is strange and different.  Then I thought, is the thing really what is weird, different, or strange.  No matter what the weird thing you think is – fish for breakfast, eggs with rice, or sauerkraut, the person who says it is the one who is different and not normal.  The sayer is what is weird, not the object that weird is attributed to.


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