considered it peculiar

fredoon

Senior Member
farsi
I wonder if the word "peculiar" makes sense in the following sentence?

About ten years ago, when the AAA subway opened for the first time, most people considered it peculiar/ it was a peculiar thing for most people.

Thank you.
 
  • anthox

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    To me, "peculiar" doesn't quite work here. It would be "peculiar" for example, for a subway station to open in the middle of a McDonald's or something. This word suggests a kind of unexpectedness or quality of being unusual. There's nothing peculiar about the mere opening of a subway, even if the local residents view it as a novelty.
     

    fredoon

    Senior Member
    farsi
    To me, "peculiar" doesn't quite work here. It would be "peculiar" for example, for a subway station to open in the middle of a McDonald's or something. This word suggests a kind of unexpectedness or quality of being unusual. There's nothing peculiar about the mere opening of a subway, even if the local residents view it as a novelty.
    Thank you. So, could you tell me your suggestion for this situation?
     
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