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  • n. Plural form of quirk.


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  • They're unique and discovering their quirks is a joy as you're reading the story.


  • Just as one's handwriting tends to come out the same every time, with certain quirks of emphasis and flow, so does one's writing, with its recurrent pet vocabulary and concerns.

    Beyond the Underground:

  • One very good reason, in fact, for gathering these variant techniques together under an umbrella term, understanding them all as pataphysical quirks, is that it's well past time we ceased referring to techniques that have been around in Western literature for over a century (and possibly much longer) as "experimental".

    Notes on Strange Fiction: The Pataphysical Quirk

  • LM, what you say about breaking rules and writer's quirks is entirely interesting.

    Closing the covers

  • The reason it behaves differently is, I think, that IE is rendering your page in "quirks mode".

    Twitter: Increasing number of twitters shown in Twitter blog badge

  • One of my stranger quirks is an utter and passionate loathing of Whoopi Goldberg.

    Apples to Apples, Dust To Dust

  • Other 'quirks' - we'll be polite here - include a keyboard lock that didn't always lock the screen, and a ringtone volume that was too quiet (there may be a way to change this, but if so it was too effectively hidden from sight).

    PC Advisor News

  • •The Unusuals (ABC, 10 ET/PT) leans far too heavily on quirks, which is one reason it won't be back come fall.

    Critic's Corner Wednesday

  • One of the quirks is a piece of anti-virus software which crops up a lot, named "Satchi" short for "Searchmaton".

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Someone remembered something his ex-military uncle told him, others recalled the quirks of an IBM typewriter not seen for twenty years.



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