Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.
This is a versatile word. You have to turn the crankshaft of an internal combustion machine in order to get it started–crank the engine, in other words.
Used to be, you cranked the engine manually.
A crank can also be an eccentric; odd, unusual, or just an old grouch. Although not all cranky people are old, by any means. Some are just born that way. They come out squalling and never stop 🙂
Crank is also the street name for the drug methamphetamine. the user, during the crash after a high, can become violent and aggressive: cranky.
There are more, obsolete and archaic, uses of the word. I had no idea.
I love words.