Eccentricity, what is it?

  Aitchbee 21:02 13 Nov 2011
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...it does not grow on trees, and you can't buy it.

  mole44 10:16 14 Nov 2011

people doing something that some people in there society deviates from that societies "normal" behavior, i.e. "your odd you don't like football" when the rest of your group or society do. that's to say not conforming to your peers norms.

  johndrew 10:21 14 Nov 2011

But the main problem is defining "normal" in an accurate, concise manner when various parts of the normal group consider others eccentric ;-))

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:04 14 Nov 2011

If you're rich your eccentric

If you're poor your nuts

  john bunyan 11:04 14 Nov 2011

Fron an on line dictionary:

  1. Departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern. See Synonyms at strange.
  2. Deviating from a circular form or path, as in an elliptical orbit.
  3. a. Not situated at or in the geometric center. b. Having the axis located elsewhere than at the geometric center. n.
  4. One that deviates markedly from an established norm, especially a person of odd or unconventional behavior.
  5. Physics A disk or wheel having its axis of revolution displaced from its center so that it is capable of imparting reciprocating motion.
  Quickbeam 18:23 14 Nov 2011

Am I nuts to think I'm a poor eccentric...?

  Forum Editor 18:57 14 Nov 2011

Quickbeam

Nicely put.

The truth, of course, is that you can behave eccentrically whether you're rich or poor - it makes no difference.

  Aitchbee 19:20 14 Nov 2011
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....just had a thought - eccentricity is in the eye of the beholder.

....there must be a gene, but I hope they don't find it.

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