In a weird sort of way I suspect many of them prefer the latter outcome.
In a weird way it felt like the end of an era—and obviously, the beginning of a new one.
And then a weird, anxious feeling that I had never felt before appeared in my stomach.
That was weird—to think that someone had an image of my face on their arm for the rest of their life.
“When Avatar made all that money, you would get a weird email from Rupert about it,” said the writer.
There is a weird stillness in which I can hear my heart beating.
The faces he made over it were something too weird to describe.
The chant is a weird sing-song which relates the conquests of the race.
That is another sound I used to think attractive—so weird, so mysterious.
The boat which has been tethered to the weird, baleful shore is set free, and sails toward the glories of the morning.
Old English wyrd (n.) "fate, destiny," literally "that which comes," from Proto-Germanic *wurthis (cf. Old Saxon wurd, Old High German wurt "fate," Old Norse urðr "fate, one of the three Norns"), from PIE *wert- "to turn, wind," (cf. German werden, Old English weorðan "to become"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). For sense development from "turning" to "becoming," cf. phrase turn into "become."
The modern sense of weird developed from Middle English use of weird sisters for the three fates or Norns (in Germanic mythology), the goddesses who controlled human destiny. They were portrayed as odd or frightening in appearance, as in "Macbeth," which led to the adjectival meaning "odd-looking, uncanny," first recorded 1815.
Excellent; wonderful; cool
[1940s+ Bop talk & cool talk; also attested as 1920s British upper-class use]