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    Peculiar
    1. "Peculiar", "strange", funny"
    Do you think if they have difference in meaning?

    2. Have you ever heard of people saying:
    - I'm peculiar (=ill).
    - I'm funny (=ill).

    It is said to be informal usage. But is that common?

    3.
    - I'm peculiar (=ill).
    - I'm funny (=ill).

    Do you think if they have difference in meaning?

    4. Finally, is the word "peculiar(ly)" / "peculiarity" common in spoken language?
    Thanks a lot! ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai_Wai
    Peculiar
    1. "Peculiar", "strange", funny"
    Do you think if they have difference in meaning?
    All are synonyms for odd.

    [quote"Wai_Wai"]
    2. Have you ever heard of people saying:
    - I'm peculiar (=ill).
    - I'm funny (=ill).[/quote]

    Nope, but I have heard, "I feel peculiar/funny" meaning, I feel odd (i.e., as opposed to even/ok.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Wai_Wai
    It is said to be informal usage. But is that common?
    Common? Uhm. There are too many dialects of English to wade through. It was common in my grandmother's day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wai_Wai
    4. Finally, is the word "peculiar(ly)" / "peculiarity" common in spoken language?
    Common? Again, it depends on the dialect and the idiolect (i.e., the speaker's preference).

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