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So if you’re looking for a fun + unique way to introduce yourself in Facebook Groups, on social media or even your email welcome sequence, give this fun activity a try!
Introducing The Movie Trailer Intro™️…
The idea of The Movie Trailer Intro is to think about your life and business as if it were a movie and then create the trailer for that movie.
Its purpose? It’s a fun way to introduce yourself AND it also helps to give you an overview of what you + your biz stand for and love.
(And if you’ve got the Content Her Way Planner + Workbook, you’ll know that The Movie Trailer Intro ties a neat little bow around the prep-work section and puts it in a fun form that you can actually use 💃🏻)
Ready to get started? Here’s the deets:
Name: The Movie Trailer Intro™️
You’ll need: An internet connection (for research), your fave writing tools or Google Docs/Pages/Word/Notion, some good tunes + your beverage of choice.
Time required: 10-15 minutes
Step 1: Have a read through my Movie Trailer Intro below for some inspiration:
“In the midst of suburban Australia, a young woman called Brogan devoted herself to one task… the business of content and creativity.
“Through the perilous rollercoaster of entrepreneurship, while collecting an assortment of friends along the way, can she convince fellow business owners that content and creativity doesn’t have to be a time-consuming, fun-sucking chore and help them hone the art of creating content their way?
“Starring Brogan Micallef (as herself), Jane Austen (in the form of countless novels scattered about), the local library (ALL THE BOOKS), her trusty Apple products, a dash of sci-fi and the wonder that’s the internet, Content Her Way is a timeless content-creating classic (no trends or fancy, time-wasting bandwagons here).”
Sometimes, I’ll also include the people who’d star in my movie (aka supportive biz friends and mentors):
“Who would star in your life’s movie?!”I also have to mention my trusty sidekicks @ashleycox.co and @modern_planner. Plus special guest appearances from @nicolewalters (epic business training and encouragement) and @melissa.cassera (making sure we keep it caffeinated + full of fun).”
Step 2: Watch a bunch of movie trailers on YouTube for some inspiration.
Listen to what’s said in the voiceover and/or the text that comes up on screen. What elements are similar across all trailers? What aspects do you love?
Pro tip: Limit yourself to 3-5 movie trailers. Otherwise, you’ll fall down the never-ending rabbit hole of all the latest blockbusters. Not to mention those childhood faves you’ve long forgotten about!
Step 3: Sharpen your pencil, grab your pen + warm up those typing fingers! It’s time to create your own.
You can follow my template (as used above):
“In the midst of ______________ [location/landscape/space], a ______________ [describe yourself] devoted herself to one task… ______________ [your main business purpose/mission].
“Through the ______________ [struggles you’re facing/space you work in], while ______________ [collecting an assortment of friends along the way/figuring out how the heck to beat the technology gremlins], can she convince ______________ [your target audience] that ______________ [your area of expertise] doesn’t have to be ______________ [your client’s problems/struggles] and help them ______________ [your solution to your client’s problems/struggles]?
“Starring ______________ [your name] (as her/himself), ______________, ______________, ______________, ______________ [things that you love + need to do run your business] and the wonder that’s the internet, ______________ [the name of your movie] is a ______________ [timeless classic/genre-breaking masterpiece/family-friendly rom com/Greek tragedy].”
OR pay attention to the format of the trailers you just watched and create your own template.
Please remember to have fun with this activity.
Your Movie Trailer Intro doesn’t have to be perfect. You don’t even have to share it publicly if you don’t want to.
Think of it as a way to clarify and solidify your purpose into your brain. All whilst having a little fun.
“You see that quirky girl over there?”
“Yeah, her name is definitely Hailey.”
I step into class and realize that im already that late and QuIrKY student. I try to explain do the teacher that my alarm didnt to off until he turned around, when I noticed the teacher was CAMERON DALAS!
A\n Omfg! Thanks for reading my first wattle stor-
Basic White Girl: lol I eat like soo much I have a food addictionnn and I luvv netflix lol im so quirky.
Actual Quirky Person: Everytime I go inside of a store I just run to the cleaning aisle, pour bleach over my body. Curse out my teacher on the phone while I backflip out of the exit door and roll over like a dog in the dirt. It's so normal, everyone does it. I'm not quirky.
It’s a tale as old as time: Cynical career woman Katherine meets hunky fireman Richard, who promptly sweeps her off her feet, both figuratively and literally. Drama ensues — perhaps Richard has a jealous ex, or a jealous mother, or a jealous orthodontist (you know how it is) — but, in the end, true love prevails. But we all know who the real hero of the story is: Katherine’s flamboyant co-worker Jim, who offers sage nuggets of wisdom in between sassy quips about how stripes make Katherine look fat. Why be a Richard or a Katherine when you can be a Jim? Follow this guide and you’ll be an adorkable relationship guru in no time.
5. Don’t have a life of your own.
As the quirky best friend, it is important that you have the perfect solution to any relationship conundrum. But, and it is a big but, you are NOT to have any such relationship conundrums yourself. You can mention a significant other once or twice, but they must always remain off-screen (unless they happen to also be a relative of the protagonist, in which case they can get one or two appearances). All other personal matters must fall by the wayside; you exist merely to serve Kimberly in her never-ending quest for true love. Your parents are getting divorced? Shut up about it. You lost your job? Nobody cares. What matters is that Kourtney accidentally smudged the number that JASON wrote down on her NAPKIN and now she’s worried that she’ll never see him again. You can get by on a week without groceries, but you know what Khloe can’t do without? An expensive bottle of break-up champagne. Which brings me to point number 4…
4. Be an enabler.
A reasonable person might come up with any of a number of solutions to Kendall’s burgeoning boy problems. But you’re not a reasonable person, you’re a rom-com best friend! That means there’s only one solution. Kylie has to decide between two handsome hunks? Maybe a mimosa will help. Kris got dumped for Brandon’s ex? How about some tequila to drown her sorrows. Kynleigh scored a date with the sexy delivery man? That calls for a champagne celebration!
When it’s not enabling Kynsleyeigh’s rampant alcoholism, it’s supporting all of her other bad decisions. The first rule of improv extends to being the quirky best friend, too. YES Kielbasa should quit her job to impress Mark. Of course she should crash Jeffrey’s wedding to say “I object!” Sure, some people might say it’s unfair to everyone else at the airport to delay Garth’s flight, but anything is justifiable in the name of LOVE.
3. Love or hate love.
That is, unless you hate love. As a quirky rom-com best friend, you have two choices with regard to your feelings on the L word (no, not that one; direct your opinions on the TV show to [email protected]): Either be super optimistic or super cynical; there is no in between. The optimist waxes poetic about how Kryolan should never give up on love because there is SOMEONE out there for her (and the someone just so happens to be her delicious male model neighbor Bradley). The cynic, on the other hand, gets to play it coy. “I don’t know why you’re putting so much effort into Robert,” they might tell Kindle. “A dog can do everything a man can do while looking a whole lot cuter.” Of course, the only point of you being this cynical is so that you can have a heel-face turn at the end, cracking just the slightest smile when Kia Soul and Anthony have their romantic final kiss under the falling snow.
2. Prepare those one-liners.
As fun as it is, being the quirky rom-com best friend is hard work. You have to come prepared with your one-liners. Alternating between sarcastic wit and genuine wisdom, you should have something to say in just about any situation. Can’t think of any? Here are a couple of painfully unfunny wisecracks for just about any situation: “Oh snap, you did not just say that!” “You look like my Aunt Judy after two bottles of Bacardi and one unfortunate encounter with a leaf-blower.” “You want me to skip the Cher concert for this? Talk to me when you’ve had a number-one single on a Billboard chart in six consecutive decades.”
Apologies if you have made it this far only to realize that you don’t fit the bill. Reality is, the single best way to secure a spot in the quirky rom-com best friend hall of fame is to be a gay man or, in the words of Murray from “Clueless,” “a disco-dancing, Oscar Wilde-reading, Streisand ticket-holding, friend of Dorothy.” Why do you think there’s such harsh rules against you having a partner of your own? And how else are you going to get away with giving Kylieighleighleigh a totally tubular makeover in a montage set to Dolly Parton’s greatest hits? With the inclusion of Dan Levy’s character in “Happiest Season,” we now know that this trope isn’t exclusive to movies about straight romances. No word on if lesbians are allowed anywhere near Kristin and Josh’s sordid love affair, though.
— Reigning Editor-at-Large Hunter T. Baldwin is, in fact, the quirky rom-com best friend. Send requests for sassy quips and nuggets of wisdom to [email protected] at your own risk.
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from 15 reviews Review It
Quirky.com is a community driven website for people who have ideas or concepts of products they would like to invent and are looking for help finalizing their product and getting it to market.
Many other traditional product development companies, like Davison, requires you to submit your idea to their team and pay them to develop a prototype for you. Once this prototype is developed, you can choose to take it and go through the rest of the marketing process yourself, or pay the company to do it for you.
Quirky takes a new and innovative approach to the product development process, a process which technically will cost you none of your own money.
How It Works
Become a member of the Quirky.com community for free and then submit your idea. The website says that the best ideas will be well researched, easy to understand, and able to build with available technology. It also must be a physical, consumer product.
For 30 days after you submit your idea, the community can vote on it and collaborate with you, adding to the idea. If you get 200 votes or your idea is picked by their staff, it will then go to Expert Reviews.
Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints
Average Rating for ” Quirky.com ” is 2.27 out of 5 based on 15 reviews.
Quirky is AMAZING!! I was a tad skeptical at first I must admit. Especially after reading reviews. But honestly, I have had the best experience!! Under new management, you really get the feeling Quirky cares about your dreams and ambitions. I even got to chat with the president over email a few weeks ago. Talk about customer obsession-Quirky has it!
Every time I had a question about the invention process, customer support was there every step of the way. It’s apparent quirky is here to stay! Seriously-give it a shot!
Quirky had a 30% off sale three weeks ago, the same day I purchased a “spacebar”. it’s been sitting waiting for pickup since I purchased it — it hasn’t been shipped!
I’ve tried calling (with an automated message which says to email) and I’ve tried emailing EVERY email I can find online. At one point I reached out to a wink employee without any help! These guys were so promising but now they’re straight up shady.
I wouldn’t recommend purchasing from them.
I have had many winning ideas to only see them in production years later. One of which was developed by Philips Electronics. It was 4 years after I first conceived the product that I saw an infomercial on it. Since then, I had thought about organizing an inventor’s help company that would do just want Quirky proposes to do, which is not require anything from someone that submits ideas of worth, of which they would receive a royalty percentage upon successful development, marketing and sales. When I first heard and read about Quirky, I was excited to find out more.
But, the more and more I found out, the more that they appear just like all of the others. The reviews I have read, brings much disappointment from the perspective that a company professes to help its patrons and front the development and marketing costs involved. Bottom line, if it was my outfit, I would not take on anything that wasn’t a winning product. It is what they should do, and not get anyone’s hopes up by making shallow promises. They are not registered with the Better Business Bureau, and maybe for good reason. Requiring $10 K to move an idea forward is what should be advertised on the front-end, not on the back-end. In my opinion, this company needs to overhaul its front-end pitch! At least then I will have a little more respect for them.
What makes some people so spectacularly innovative, producing triumph after triumph, often in fields in which they have no specialized training? Melissa Schilling’s penetrating and original analysis of the commonalities of creative genius, QUIRKY: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World, delves deeply into the lives of eight creative geniuses to identify the traits and experiences that led them to become breakthrough innovators.
Schilling, one of the world’s leading experts on innovation, invites us into the lives of eight prominent serial innovators—Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Elon Musk, Dean Kamen, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, and Steve Jobs—to identify the traits and experiences that drove them to make spectacular breakthroughs, over and over again. She demonstrates that while all innovators possess incredible intellect, intellect alone does not create a serial innovator. There are other very strong commonalities that make them quirky and lead to their innovativeness. For example, nearly all of the innovators exhibited very high levels of social detachment that enabled them to break with norms, an almost maniacal faith in their ability to overcome obstacles, a passionate idealism that pushed them to work with intensity even in the face of criticism or failure, and more. While these individual traits would be unlikely to work in isolation—being unconventional without having high levels of confidence, effort, and goal directedness might, for example, result in rebellious behavior that does not lead to meaningful innovation—together they can fuel both the ability and drive to pursue what others deem impossible.
In QUIRKY, Schilling uses her extensive knowledge in innovation management and strategic thinking to unearth the similarities between the breakthrough innovators of the millennium—and those still to come. Further, QUIRKY reveals the science behind the convergence of traits that increases the likelihood of success, and shows us how to nurture and facilitate breakthrough innovation in ourselves, our teams, and our children.
-Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor at MIT and Coauthor of The Second Machine Age and Machine | Platform | Crowd
Freek Vermeulen, London Business School, and author of Business Exposed, and Breaking Bad Habits.
Rita McGrath, Columbia University and author, The End of Competitive Advantage, Discovery Driven Growth, and more.
Henry Chesbrough, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and author, Open Innovation
Daniel Levinthal, Professor at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
Ron Adner, Professor at Tuck, Dartmouth University, and author of The Wide Lens: What Successful Innovators See that Others Miss
David Brin, author of The Postman, Existence, Chasing Shadows, The Transparent Society, and more.
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Love the kitchen?
If you’re passionate about cooking, you can turn that love into something more than just a hobby. Transforming your passion for cooking into after-school pursuits can add to your extracurricular profile — which colleges love. And it doesn’t end there! Many occupations aside from the obvious cooking-focused ones like chef, caterer, and so on involve a great degree of cooking, such as hospitality manager, food scientist or chemist, and agriculturalist.
If you hope to incorporate cooking into your profession — or just love to be in the kitchen — here are some off-the-beaten-path ideas that can turn your passion into an extracurricular that will peak admissions committees’ interest.
Depending on your cooking experience, you may want to start out by taking a class to hone your skills in the kitchen. Many top cooking schools, such as the Culinary Institute of America and the Institute of Culinary Education , offer short (sometimes one-session) classes year-round. Some offer special classes for younger students. If you’re looking for something more local, check out the continuing education catalogs at local colleges, or look online.
Volunteering with Cooking
Cooking can be a great community service project. You might work in a soup kitchen, food pantry, or homeless shelter. As we discuss in Can I Volunteer if I’m Under 18? , there are sometimes age restrictions on these types of activities, so be sure to inquire beforehand. Nursing homes may also give you the chance to volunteer in the kitchen, but once again, be sure to look into the age requirements.
You could also work with a youth group or other volunteer group to prepare food for shelters. Many nonprofits that serve people in need depend on donations from volunteers, and preparing sandwiches and other meals can be a great help. If you’re already part of a group looking for community service projects, suggest preparing food for the hungry. Or you can start a group specifically dedicated to this purpose.
CBD for Comfort
CBD for well-being
CBD for bath & body
- digestive aid
- nerve pain
- multiple sclerosis
- anxiety disorders
- high blood pressure
- muscle recovery
- muscle relaxant
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a dynamic and extensive history as a natural medicine going back millennia. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD continue to be tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world in an effort to capture alternative methods of medical treatment. Research has revealed CBD to be a safe, non-addictive substance that has shown significant therapeutic attributes in combating minor, as well as severe ailments without the stigmatic “high” associated with THC. CBD is one of more than a hundred “Phyto cannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.
How does this “Quirky” compound work?
CBD interacts with the human body in a variety of ways. One of the main ways they impact us is by mimicking and augmenting the effects of the compounds in our bodies called “endogenous cannabinoids” – so named because of their similarity to the compounds found in the cannabis plant. These “endocannabinoids” are part of a relatively recently discovered regulatory system called the “endocannabinoid system”. This discovery has significantly advanced our understanding of health and disease, as well as possible alternative treatment methods. It has major implications for nearly every area of medical science and helps to explain how and why CBD is such a versatile compound.
The endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience – our mood, our energy level, our intestinal fortitude, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress, hunger, and more. So, the pertinent question that remains is this: What happens if the endocannabinoid system doesn’t function properly? And ultimately, what are the consequences of a chronically deficient or overactive endocannabinoid system?
The hard truth: DISEASE.
Technological advancement along with trailblazing science has shown that the endocannabinoid system is dysregulated in nearly all pathological conditions. Consequently, it stands to reason that modulating endocannabinoid system activity may have therapeutic potential in almost all diseases affecting humans.