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Old 04-16-2010, 05:47 PM
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I hate the word "weird".

Ok, before I began I would just like to say that everything I'm mentioning is, in fact, my opinion. It's not right, and I'm sure there is plenty of room for hypocrisy in it, but still...

Now to begin.
I would first like to say that I hate it when others call other people weird. I don't like others who think they're better, so they have to right to assign other people to these echelons of society. Now that that's out of the way, the word weird is quite subjective. Everyone takes it different based up0n beliefs, society, culture, etc.
So when someone does use "They're weird" what exactly do they mean?
Usually when I ask someone this they say, "Well they're not normal."
What is normal? Yet another subjective term used in that sense. People can associate normal to many different things. For instance, some people might find certain cultures customs "weird", but that culture finds it normal. Who has this power to determine who is "normal" and who is "weird"? What is this "higher power" that others have to make this judgement. It just plain bugs me when someone says this about others, because that person isn't weird. They're a person who does things that they enjoy. Just because one doesn't find it enjoyable doesn't make it weird.
Also, to use it in a "non-human" sense... "That rock looks weird". Show me what a normal rock looks like. There are all shapes, sizes, types, etc of them. That's pretty much the same for a lot of other stuff.

I may just be making mountains our of molehills, but it's just something that I find stupid and a little insensitive. What does everyone else think?
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:55 PM
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Re: I hate the word "weird".

I don't use weird to describe people, just stuff. Like, if it starts raining while it's sunny out (which has happened a couple times) I'll say that's weird. To call people weird is hypocritical, because everyone is.
(It's also weird that weird doesn't follow the I before E rule)
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:19 PM
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Re: I hate the word "weird".

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I don't use weird to describe people, just stuff. Like, if it starts raining while it's sunny out (which has happened a couple times) I'll say that's weird. To call people weird is hypocritical, because everyone is.
(It's also weird that weird doesn't follow the I before E rule)
Haha yeah I can understand that instance! But I cannot STAND when others call others weird. Because, like you said, everyone is.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:23 PM
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Re: I hate the word "weird".

Calling people weird may be hypocritical but what annoys me the most about it is it's overuse. Anything that is even slightly out of place is suddenly weird. This is weird, that's weird, she's weird weird, he's weird. Where is your originality?
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:27 PM
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Re: I hate the word "weird".

Yeah EVERONE is weird... It does NOT seem right to say that somone else is weird.
When we ALL are... I use the word simply to say when somthing is just well weird
Like what Twilight King said about It raining when its sunny... Thats weird
But when people call me weird i just Smile and say "Thank You" LOL
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:30 PM
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Re: I hate the word "weird".

I take weird as a compliment.
Means you aren't a normal mindless drone.

Words are just words afterall. Who cares.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:31 PM
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Re: I hate the word "weird".

But you know If we where All normal. Where would be the fun in that
So yeah where ALL weird...
You can say your not... But no matter what your always going to be weird...
Cause... The word "Weird" To me means "Diffrent"
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:39 PM
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Re: I hate the word "weird".

Agreed. We're all weird or different in our own ways.
Even though some people don't show it because they want to be what society tells them, behind it all they're still them. No matter how much they hide it. Masking your true self does not deserve the right to call others weird.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:43 PM
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Re: I hate the word "weird".

Weird means abnormal, or which doesn't conform to the majority.

Everyone is weird in someway, I'm weird because I have a computer (something that the majority of the world's population doesn't have.) But if everyone is "weird" then they really aren't because if everyone doesn't conform to the majority then they are conforming. Like the saying goes, you're different, just like everyone else.

So basically there are no weird people, but individual characteristics can be described as weird because they are in vast contrast to the majority.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:51 PM
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Meh, I get what you're saying. If someone says it in a joking way, it doesn't bother me, but when they say it clearly in a judgemental way, it is just ignorant. I have ignorance.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:58 PM
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Re: I hate the word "weird".

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Meh, I get what you're saying. If someone says it in a joking way, it doesn't bother me, but when they say it clearly in a judgemental way, it is just ignorant. I have ignorance.
Never thought I'd see anyone make a Hanson reference now. One band from the 90s I'd rather forget haha.

Anyway, I have no problem using the word weird. I don't care what other people consider normal, if it is weird to me, I'll call it weird. Why should I care if other people consider my usage of the word to be wrong?
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:13 PM
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Re: I hate the word "weird".

Normality is only relative to individuality, I too find it annoying when someone might say, for example: "homosexuality is not normal".

So.....yeah.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:40 PM
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weird =/= opposite of normal

weird = strange, odd, unusual, different, etc.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:50 PM
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Never thought I'd see anyone make a Hanson reference now. One band from the 90s I'd rather forget haha.
Hey, I was 13 when they came out... I have a right to... like them... or to have liked them at one point...
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weird =/= opposite of normal

weird = strange, odd, unusual, different, etc.
Yes thanks, captain obvious. We all know what it means, but "normal" is different to each person, so therefore, "weird" is different to each person.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:55 PM
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I take weird as a compliment.
Means you aren't a normal mindless drone.

Words are just words afterall. Who cares.
Heeeeeeeeeeey, I was gonna say that!
Seriously, I get called weird all the time, and I am actually okay with it.
People say, 'Wow, you're weird"
I say, "Yes, I know, but I'm having fun."

Weird means I'm different, and I love it.
But, thinking everything that isn't normal is weird, is a little excessive, because a lot of things are different now-a-days.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:55 PM
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Re: I hate the word "weird".

To be honest, whenever I'm called 'weird' I sincerly take it as a compliment. It means I'm doing something special that draws attention from other people, possibly icreasing my chances of being socially accepted (or not? ;_; ). As a plus, being weird is very fun!

All I care about is being socially accepted!
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:05 PM
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Re: I hate the word "weird".

you're weird, AMP1317.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:35 PM
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Re: I hate the word "weird".

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you're weird, AMP1317.
Haha thank you! I've been called weird for saying things like this.
So it's no biggie!!!
But that's the thing, when people try to explain weird by being "opposite of normal" what is normal?
Even though you can say what you believe, what you believe isn't the truth. There is no real truth (if you think about it) to the "true" definitions of weird and normal when it comes to human interpretation.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:57 PM
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Re: I hate the word "weird".

normal is the majority.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:37 AM
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Re: I hate the word "weird".

I agree with Hannelore.

Most people seem to think "weird" means "different". But what if 3 "normal" people were exactly the same, right down to their fingerprints and scars? Would that not be weird? In order to be "normal" you have to be different. It's normal to be weird and weird to be normal.

Confusing, no?
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