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Wai_Wai

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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! ^^
 

Casiopea

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Wai_Wai said:
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.)

Wai_Wai said:
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.

Wai_Wai said:
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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Did you know that the name Wai_Wai is homophonous with English Why? Why? :lol:
 
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