For example:

  • being attracted to a cousin.
  • picking your nose and eating it.
  • liking the smell of your own flatulence.


  • Can you please explain further? What do you mean by "somewhat normal"? It is actually not normal because it is deviating from what is normal. (thus, abnormal is a possible answer). Though weird and odd fit too, why do you think they don't fit?
    – ermanen
    Nov 4, 2014 at 1:46
  • @ermanen Um, perhaps a better way to phrase it would be something that's taboo to discuss casually but occurs frequently enough that it's socially acceptable.
    – Mdev
    Nov 4, 2014 at 2:25
  • There's nothing "somewhat normal" about liking one's snot or fart smells....
    – Mari-Lou A
    Nov 4, 2014 at 6:46

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Perhaps unorthodox could work. If by 'weird but somewhat normal' you mean something that is indeed weird/odd but still happens often. Like the examples you mentioned above.

Though incest is frowned upon and considered unorthodox, there are still some cultures in which it's accepted.


Eccentric seems to fit the bill.


like ermanen's comment, odd, weird, and abnormal fit. There are also several others, such as describing it as an idiosyncrasy. This, however, is a noun, not an adjective.

  • Idiosyncratic is the adjective form. Nov 4, 2014 at 3:24
  • You would call someone "odd" or simply "weird", if they said they liked eating their snot? And in any case, those two words are already in the question title.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Nov 4, 2014 at 6:43

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