Results 1 to 2 of 2

    • Join Date: Jul 2008
    • Posts: 3

    Strange variety, weird multitude

    Can anyone spell out some subtleties of the words with the idea of (being) strange?
    Say, the most common (neutral, general) word is strange with more specific synonyms such as: weird, queer, odd, bizarre.
    Is there really any comprehensible logic in choosing between these? Must be one, I guess.

    I mean, sometimes (even under pretty equal conditions) the choice can be somewhat arbitrary. That's where perplexity may occur. And does so on and off.

    One and the same hobby of collecting crooked cutlery can be desribed as strange or weird or even odd, bizarre.
    The same goes for the person who's into such stuff. Which complicates the whole thing even more.

    I'd like to have some "ultimate", one option examples, with no room for second guesses, with no emotions getting in the way, if possible. To finally feel the nerve of it all.

    Also, I've stumbled across this but it doesn't help for obvious reasons -
    weird/strange/odd/rare - WordReference Forums
    Last edited by Quadratin; 22-Feb-2009 at 14:53.

  1. RonBee's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Feb 2003
    • Posts: 16,551

    Re: Strange variety, weird multitude

    I think "bizarre" is the most "out there" description. Something that is weirder than weird is bizarre.

Similar Threads

  1. sound strange to you?
    By palinkasocsi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23-Jun-2008, 09:49
  2. by a strange turn of fate
    By angliholic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-Nov-2007, 02:25
  3. strange, weird and queer
    By dilodi83 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-May-2007, 03:03
  4. A variety of?
    By esteiber in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Jul-2006, 07:52


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts