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Chris -- 2011-03-08
“a peculiar temperament,” from idios “one’s own” (as in idiom) + synkrasis “temperament, mixture of personal characteristics,” from syn “together” + krasis “mixture.” Originally in English a medical term meaning “physical constitution of an individual.” Mental sense first attested 1660s.
If any word is idiosyncratic, it is idiosyncrasy itself. So I sympathize with those folks who have unintentionally made it more understandable. An idiosecrecy must be one of your private foibles, like enjoying the smell of wet mittens. I found this one on a “mangled words” thread in the first hit.
Sometimes when people come in Movie Gallery and ask about movies…they get the name completely wrong. i.e. ... “Wicked Man”, “Abdomen”, “Idiosecrecy”, and “Centennial”. Now let me translate these for you.
3. WickeR Man (How someone mistakes an R for a D I’ll never know)
6. The Sentinel
It is an Idiosecrecy of mine, and quite strange at that, my sister used to call me terrets boy for it, i wish i didn’t do it but it works well when i am hyper and need to reles energy, its hard to explain what i do its like a raise my hands to my hand and make my body spasm like i’m vigourously scratchng my head finding a way into my skull, yet in truth i don’t even touch my scalp, so in that case i can’t reallly dothat.. its hard to explain
In my relationships i have insecurity that tortures me. I don’t act on it but i am tormented. Is this my gut instinct telling me something isn’t right? Should i do something different? Personal experiences and conquests of this idiosecrecy would be helpful!
Let’s go the full Monty.
This last hit may be a misspelling, or maybe not.
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