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Friday, February 26, 2016

Kirk: All the -irks

 Some "-irk" words, plus some "-ir-"s,
because there are so many disturbingly pretty Kirks




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Etymology of the irks:
irk (v.) Look up irk at Dictionary.com : early 15c., irken, "to trouble (someone), disturb, hinder, annoy;"
kirk (n.) Look up kirk at Dictionary.com: c. 1200, northern England and Scottish dialectal form of church, from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse kirkja "church,"
quirk (n.) Look up quirk at Dictionary.com: 1560s, "quibble, evasion," of unknown origin, perhaps connected to German quer (see queer (adj.)) via notion of twisting and slanting; Perhaps originally a technical term for a twist or flourish in weaving.  
  
shirk (v.) Look up shirk at Dictionary.com: 1630s, "to practice fraud or trickery,"perhaps from German schurke "scoundrel, rogue, knave, villain" (see shark (n.)). 

smirk (v.) Look up smirk at Dictionary.com: Old English smearcian "to smile." ... probably related to smerian "to laugh at, scorn,"

Spirk: Spock/Kirk, Space Husbands, for more images, see Let's Boldy Spirk tumblr

2 comments:

marz said...

I hadn't seen a Kirk in a while. My first thought was "I hate him" because = too pretty! The first one really looks like Columbo. That is a Columbo furrow.

Frex said...

It is almost painful, going through trekcore for pictures, due to the onslaught of Kirk.

It's weird, but I've noticed that at *certain* angles Shatner does look a little like Falk (though he's generally much prettier).