The substitution of peculiar for particular has elements of both eggcorn (new image which makes sense) and flounder (two similar sounding words with some semantic overlap) about it. To confuse things further, those categories clearly overlap. What I like about being peculiar about something is the sense of the idiosyncrasy of your pickiness.
Let me just say this: I am not very peculiar about my car’s appearance, I do not have it washed regularly only when things get out of hand.
I am not very peculiar about extreme accuracy
JawbreakerNinja was fairly happy about the channel but BarrelCy was not very peculiar about the Channel that he created.
You are okay with 1-day battery life. And, if you are not very peculiar about the camera both front and rear.
The lowercase “a” isn’t a typo, by the way — the brand is very peculiar about spelling its name in lowercase letters, so don’t be on social media bragging about your new “Adidas sneakers”.
This not is very peculiar about where in an English sentence it needs to occur: it only wants to appear after the leftmost verb in the sentence
The Korean actor, as we know him, is very peculiar about his sense of clothing and that’s why he is also a fashion icon in Korea.
Early on I was not very peculiar with my partners
Hrithik Roshan is very peculiar about his dance and so he puts great amount of time rehearsing his steps and getting everything perfect.
He is very peculiar about his tattoos as he wants them to show some real message and inspiration
My husband is very peculiar about his alfredo sauce, so our waitress even let him try a bit of it before he ordered to make sure he would approve
Last edited by David Bird (2016-07-30 21:54:52)