A new word to know

The title of today’s prompt is “Quirk of Habit”. It asks: “Which quirky habit annoys you the most, and what quirky habit do you love – in yourself, or others?”

This is the first time I have seen the words quirk and quirky. Hence, the first thing I have done has been to read what others have written on the prompt. It has helped but is not enough.

I have looked up their meanings; but I am proceeding to look up more. What I get is quirky is an “informal all-purpose term.” It intrigues me that it can be used in a positive and negative sense. It can be used “to describe anything that doesn’t quite fit in.”

We can describe a strategy as quirky. This will mean it possesses ‘an unexpected or unconventional element.” Same would go for “a quirky idea.”

A quirky habit can either be negative or positive. In either cases, it will have something that makes it peculiar, unexpected or unconventional. In simple terms, a quirky habit can be bad or good; but it has to have something about it that is, if not funny, odd, unique, smart, cute, amazing, crazy, silly, strange, beautiful etc.

It is important that anyone writing on this prompt should first understand what it means.

That is why I would like to ask if you can add anything here that can help those who are still trying to understand this prompt to understand it better?

Quirk of Habit
Which quirky habit annoys you the most, and what quirky habit do you love — in yourself, or others


4 thoughts on “A new word to know

  1. I took the word to mean something that someone does that is strange in a good way or bad way. For instance a nervous tick that someone might have: some people drum their fingers on the table, or depress the top of a pen, so it makes that clicking noise. That’s quirky to me, but also annoying, Good quirk is a little more difficult, maybe someone licking their lips. I knew a guy who had a luscious full bottom lip, and he would lick it or fold it in A LOT. My eyes would zero in on that action. I wasn’t repulsed by it, to the contrary I found it kind of sexy. Maybe he had very lips ;).

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