whacky vs wacky : Common Errors in English

About whacky vs wacky

Although the original spelling of this word meaning “crazy” was “whacky,” the current dominant spelling is “wacky.” If you use the older form, some readers will think you’ve made a spelling error.

whacky Meaning(s)

  • (s) ludicrous, foolish
  • (s) informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

wacky Meaning(s)

  • (s) ludicrous, foolish
  • (s) informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

whacky in News

  1. Brendan Rodgers tells 9-year-old interviewer that Luis Suarez is Liverpool’s ‘naughtiest’ player

    At any given point, Brendan Rodgers is only an impromptu acoustic guitar ballad away from completely turning into David Brent. Nowhere is this more obvious than the latest episode of Liverpool FC's whacky online series 'Kop Kids', in which the … Continue reading ?
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Dirty Tackle via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Northern California Temps Soar into 100s, as Residents Endure Weekend of Wacky Weather

    SAN FRANCISCO -- You couldn't blame Northern Californians if they seemed a bit crazed over the whipsaw of whacky weather patterns they endured over the weekend.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! News

wacky in News

  1. SARLEY: Dropshot method with plastic worms as effective as wacky-style

    A few weeks ago, I explained the ins and outs of fishing wacky-style using plastic worms. It’s a deadly bass technique, especially in shallow water, 15 feet or less.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Northwest Herald

  2. "Addams Family" musical wacky and fun

    "The Addams Family" at the State Theatre was everything you could expect from a musical inspired by a cartoon and a 1960's sitcom. It was wacky and silly with some fun songs and great voices.        
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Morning Call

  3. How Wacky is Fireball Tim This Monday? He's Shaved His Moustache! +VIDEO

    HOLLYWOOD USA - June 10, 2013: Episode 3 of Fireball Tim's Wacky Rides Monday is a pretty special, Fireball designs the Arizona Cactus Hot Rod.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Auto Channel

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