Warped… now there’s an interesting word. Have you ever thought about that?
Do you enjoy seeking out the definition of words? I do, even when I think I know the meaning. Sometimes the result is rather surprising. For some reason that I can’t readily identify, I became mildly fixated on the word warp and it’s conjugate warped.
Believe it or don’t but I discovered a gem of a video that attempts to shed light on the word warp. I attached it below but I must warn you it’s a bit freakish and you may not be the same again if you watch it…. ever! Don’t say I didn’t warp you.. I mean warn you!
So, getting past that, I suppose I thought the meaning of the word warp was along the lines of what you might call a distrurbed or deranged person if you just wanted to go ahead and be completely un-politically correct about it.
And while that may indeed be correct… warp actually has quite a few meanings.
- To bend or twist out of shape
- To deflect from a course
- To moor a ship with a rope
- The arrangement of yarn to form cloth
- “A situation, environment, etc., that seems characteristic of another era, especially in being out of touch with contemporary life or attitudes, etc.”
- To cover (land) with a deposit of alluvial soil by natural or artificial flooding
- A mental aberration
- To pervert something
- Strange or distorted… “a mental twist, bias, or quirk, or a biased or twisted attitude or judgment.”
One might, or might not, wonder about the Star Trek term warp speed. This term seems to have derived from “time warp,” as in a bending, twisting or distortion of time. I’m sure you already knew that!
Happy Wednesday to all, both the warped and the non-warped!
Wednesday is for the wonderful, the wacky and/or the weird.