One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he likes working with people he knows because they know his quirks’
idiosyncrasy, peculiarity, oddity, eccentricity, foible, whim, whimsy, notion, conceit, vagary, caprice, fancy, kink, crotchet, mannerism, habit, characteristic, trait, feature, obsession, fad
informal hang-up, thing
2‘by a quirk of history they were related to seven American presidents’
chance, fluke, freak, anomaly, unusual occurrence, turn, peculiar turn of events, twist, twist of fate
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