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Date: Nov 29 2001


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“Whatever is kooky and weird appeals to me.”
- David Spade, actor, talking about the kind of movies he likes.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

crazy; strange; different than normal; offbeat; eccentric

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Kooky can be used to describe many things. A movie can be kooky, a person can be kooky, food could be kooky... Use this adjective whenever you encounter something that is a little bit different than normal.
Kooky isn’t a strong word. It doesn’t have a powerful meaning. For example, if you told your mother she’s acting kooky, she probably wouldn’t be insulted. However, if you said that she was crazy, she probably wouldn’t be happy. Kooky is a light and playful word, so it’s appropriate in many situations and contexts.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“My grandmother is getting kooky. Yesterday she had her shirt on backward, and she was wearing two different shoes.”

“I watched a kooky show on TV last night. It’s called Survivor, and it’s about a group of people who are trying to live in Africa without food and water.”

“My mom made some kooky food last night. We had pizza with goat cheese, pineapple, peppers, and garlic. It was weird, but it was good.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Kooky could be used to describe some stuff are stupid, crazy, or strange.
by Loco (Australia)
i think “kooky” means: unexpected, unusual, and special.
by Leeley (Qingdao, China)
“Kooky” means kind of eccentric
by Alfonso (Granada, Spain)
I think the word “kooky”means a person who with a strange character or who does something strange to somebodyelse. For example, Tom is a kooky man. To his mother, what Tom does in kooky.
by Wu ShuJun (Wenzhou, China)
I think kooky here means stange, crazy. And the sentence means the actor, David Spade, likes the kind of movie that is crazy and weird.
by Rebecca (Chung-hua, Taiwan)
I think “kooky” means someone feels something(or someone) is a little strange,weired, but still like it(or him)
by Clive (Taipei,Taiwan)
I think “kooky” means strange, crazy, maybe a little special, can’t happen in our daily life.
by Sherlly
I think kooky refers to something or someone very different from others and very strange, and so very noticeable.
Jinfushui (Guangzhou, China

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