My question Why is 'weird' given a sexual connotation nowadays?, has been put on hold as 'off topic', for the reason that 'it is not about the English language'.

Since it queries the current nuance placed on the word 'weird', it seems to me directly to concern the 'English language'.

It did, for reasons best know to the commenters, attract some vehement, forthright, and at times childish responses. But it would appear to me to relate entirely to a matter of current vocabulary.

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    'Off-topic' has a broad range here. Because the question presumes something that many find untrue, it is logically unanswerable and so off-topic because out of scope for a strict question/answer site. Of course it is on topic because it is about the connotations of an English word. It's just too discussiony. And closing is a fun button to press. People are exercizing their rights!! Also Winter Hats!! – Mitch Dec 15 '14 at 13:25
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    I'm sorry, the 'Winter Hats' is lost on me? – WS2 Dec 15 '14 at 17:29
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    Watch the snowfall They spent godless amounts of programmer time getting that one small feature to work right. – Mitch Dec 15 '14 at 17:56
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    It may very well still be lost on you, but the very fact of my responding at this moment in this manner just got me a Winter Hat. a delectable Winter Hat! – Mitch Dec 15 '14 at 19:30
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    @Mitch Where do we get to see your winter hat? – WS2 Dec 15 '14 at 20:18
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    people are downvoting, upvoting, closing, reopening more than usual becaue they want to earn their Xmas/winter hats. If you visit your profile page you should have earned a couple yourself, even without knowing it. However, some users do tend to get overexcited by the chase, most of the deeds to accomplish are "good" ones. – Mari-Lou A Dec 15 '14 at 20:24
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    The hats are like rewarding children for cleaning out their toybox! :-) – Kristina Lopez Dec 15 '14 at 21:47
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    @Mari-LouA Yippee! – WS2 Dec 15 '14 at 22:21
  • @WS2 I would say you should go put a hat on, but it appears you are already wearing a real hat.... – Hellion Dec 15 '14 at 23:07
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    @KristinaLopez yay! Toys!! – Mitch Dec 15 '14 at 23:18
  • @Hellion An old advertising line from circa 1960 Britain went 'If you want to get ahead get a hat'. Since then I have always been for hats. But I gave up party hats when I was 9. – WS2 Dec 16 '14 at 0:45
  • @KristinaLopez You would be lucky to get away with giving my grandchildren a 'hat'. They'd expect tea at the Ritz. (Well, at the Kosy Korner Kafe anyway) – WS2 Dec 16 '14 at 11:30
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    @Mitch - what hat did it give you? (I hope to find out shortly.) – anongoodnurse Dec 18 '14 at 3:00
  • @medica it was supposed to be a hat for just using the SE iPhone app. – Mitch Dec 18 '14 at 3:09
  • As a programmer, I can't understand why they'd have more than one person working on snow for more than a couple of days. Doesn't StackExchange have a number of other tasks that require programming attention? – Coty Johnathan Saxman Dec 26 '14 at 1:06

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