Monday, November 24, 2014

Weird words

We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."
— Dr. Seuss
adjective: weird; comparative adjective: weirder; superlative adjective: weirdest
  1. 1.
    suggesting something supernatural; uncanny.
    "the weird crying of a seal"
noun: weird; plural noun: weirds
  1. 1.
    a person's destiny.
North Americaninformal
verb: weird; 3rd person present: weirds; past tense: weirded; past participle: weirded; gerund or present participle: weirding
  1. 1.
    induce a sense of disbelief or alienation in someone.

While wandering this morning I found Dr. Seuss' quote about weird on the homepage where a very interesting poem was responding to this visual prompt ...
Weird is one of those exceptions to the rules. Like any art form there are rules but they are meant to be broken, bent, unpinned and assembled differently.
Weird is one of those words that is the exceptions to the rules in spelling : " i before e, except after c.
Weird words are an art form.

Thank you  Chris McQueeney for the poem, and Tess Kinkaid at Magpie Tales for the visual prompt.


  1. If you truly want to know, I say weird is wonderful!

  2. Truly, 'just so'!! Thanks for wandering through the weird, the exception to the rule, the art.

  3. @ Aura, yes, what a world of weird will do for the straight and narrow road that will not remain within those oh-too-tight boundaries. Oh, and the potholes ... Thank you for the comment.

  4. From the even older word ..... " Wyrd " , snd " the way of wyrd " - Brian Bates


Speak from the heart