"weird" as a verb

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Tue Sep 3 12:52:45 UTC 2002

>It'd weird me out if others can say 'it weirds me'.


"weirds me out": about 700 hits;

"weirds me" [no "out"]: about 20 hits (after discarding wrong hits such as
"weirds me right out").

At a glance the sense is usually the same or so.

"Grosses me [out]" seems to cling a little more fervently to its "out".

On the other hand the less common "skeeves me [out]" is less lopsided, only
about 2:1 in favor of "out".

-- Doug Wilson

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