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  • adjective idiomatic Wrong, broken; specifically:

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  • adjective out of balance or out of adjustment


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  • Something that's a little broken or messed up. Like wonky.

    September 24, 2007

  • Colorful & useful phrase purpleboy! I wonder what the "whack" in out of whack refers to? Can something be "in whack"?

    September 24, 2007

  • I'm assuming it comes from the old joke about whacking a piece of malfunctioning hardware to get it to work again. If the "technique" works, it's probably only going to be temporary. Once the effect wears off, the machine is out of whack again. This is totally madeupical, of course, but you never know...

    September 24, 2007

  • A less madeupical explanation here.

    September 24, 2007

  • Sounds logical to me uselessness.

    September 24, 2007

  • Aww, trivet, why you gotta hate? (Nice like though...)

    September 25, 2007

  • I wasn't hatin', I was helping ;)

    September 25, 2007