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  1. welldone
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    so, quirky is actually a positive word?
    I always though it was negtive.

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    I use it positively, but it could be used negatively.


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    What about 'far-out' ?

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    There is a very good film by the Coen brothers called The Big Lebowski. The main character uses "far out " at least once. It is positive, but I don't think you say that about people. It is as far as I know a very 60s hippy word and it is used about experiences. It has psychedelic connotations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by welldone
    so, quirky is actually a positive word?
    I always though it was negtive.
    I used it negatively. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    What about 'far-out' ?

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    Far out could be good or bad. In the 60s, Far out! menat something good. Today, it would be more negative. :wink:

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