A Weird History

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When we say “in a weird way” now, we often are letting you know: I recognize that what I am about to say may seem unclear, impressionistic, or strange; I haven’t completely sorted it out — and I am trying to figure it out as I speak.

At The Millions, Ivan Kreilkamp traces the history of the phrase “in a weird way” from early 19th century sermons up to a 2014 interview with electro-industrial band Skinny Puppy.


P.E. Garcia is an Editor-at-Large for the Rumpus and a contributor to HTMLGiant. They currently live in Philadelphia, where they were recently accidentally elected to be Judge of Elections. Find them on Twitter: @AvantGarcia. More from this author →