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Hi,

I’ve learnt in school that both of them mean very unusual, but "weird" means much more unusual think than "strange". Watching Friends they use only "weird" to express strangeness. Is it common only in the US, or "weird" is really used more widespread?

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And what about odd?
Thanks Abbie. I see. Anyway, it wasn’t explained correctly in school.
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Bizarre can also be used in place of weirdEmotion: wink

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Good wordOrcun. Do you think that "bizarre" may lie somewhere between "strange" and "weird"? Then we'd have a full range, from 'odd' at the lowest to weird at the highest end. Emotion: smile
After all, it seems that "weird" is more unfamiliar than "strange". But if I understand correctly you say "weird" when something evokes a feeling, don’t you?
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That would be my understanding, jupath.
Thank you, Abbie!
Hi Jupath,
I just want to add a few words about usage.

You said you heard 'weird' while you were watching 'Friends'.

'Weird' has the standard dictionary meanings (bizarre, suggesting supernatural, etc.)
However, it is also part of what you might call 'young people's slang'. They use it very often and very loosely, in reference to anything that surprises them in the least, or seems even a little unusual. That's why you hear it a lot on 'Friends'.

In a more formal setting where you want to use more careful English, like a job interview, using 'weird' in this way would not be a good idea.

English can be weird sometimes, can't it?
Clive
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