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    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.
    Peculiar/funny vs ill vs sick
    - I'm peculiar (=ill).
    - I'm funny (=ill).
    - I'm ill.
    - I'm sick.

    Do you think if they have differences in meaning?

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


    5.
    "Peculiar" <-- is it a common expression to mean the following?
    Meaning: to be something that only a particular person, place, thing, group etc. has; somethin which is exclusive to them.
    Eg:
    It is an accent peculiar(=exclusive) to the north region
    This species of bird is peculiar(=exclusive) to Asia.
    It is my peculiar(=sepecial/particular) opinion on this issue.

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    The words in (1) are used in many different ways, some of which are synonymous and others of which are not. 'I'm feeling peculiar' means that I am feeling unusual-- usually a little ill; otherwise, (2) is unnatural. In (3) only the last two are good, and they are synonymous. As for (4), I use it, often about some posts. And the meaning in the first two sentences of (5) is also common but formal; the third example is possible, only used to mean the unusual nature of the opinion.

    Hope this helps.

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