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It is assumed that the author of the question knows the answer (it is placed in parentheses as a clarification). In short, a strange person in general does not fit into someone's or generally accepted ideas about adequacy, and an unusual person has some features, but within the framework of someone's or generally accepted ideas about adequacy. The author of the response details it with some references.
In the understanding of some people, strangeness and unusualness can have a complex character (as if to complement each other).
“Oddities, as a rule, occur in unusual people, something gifted and talented. Ordinary people don't have many oddities. Everything is one-dimensional and everything is standard, within the framework of generally accepted norms.” (Yuri Bezelyansky, “Faith, Hope, Love … Women's Portraits”, 2006).
“What we see is either three unusual people in an ordinary rectangular room, or three normal people in a strange-shaped room.(Chris Frith, ” Brain and Soul. How nervous activity shapes the inner world”, 2010).
In the author's perception of the answer, there is a difference between a strange and unusual person (in general):
A strange person is a foreigner, a wanderer, a traveler who has come from distant lands and foreign peoples.
In comedy“Simplicity is enough for any wise man”, 1868, A. N. Ostrovsky Lady Turusina barely managed to say to her guest, Mr. Krutitsky: “You are a strange man.”how the footman Grigory entered and informed:” Madam, a strange man has come.”:
The lady applied the word “strange “ to the wrong person and place. The gentleman was ” his own in the board”, just behaved somewhat unusually. And the servant, without knowing it, corrected the lady, pointing out who really is strange. He even tried to tell her something about the wanderers he had already accepted, but was sent on his way. The master made it clear to her that she was too careless about security. After all, travelers coming from unknown countries can lead to trouble and it is better to ask them for “passports” to establish their identity.
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Strange is a foreigner, a wanderer, a traveler who has come from distant lands and foreign peoples
It seems strange to see an unknown stranger, confusing. This tramp suddenly “falls out of the blue ” to someone who does not expect his appearance and does not want his presence, who does not even know what and who he is. It is alarming in its external origin and image – there is a mystery and horror in it. He is quite an outsider, outside of local customs and traditions. It is incomprehensible and seems to be a supernatural distortion of the usual reality. It seems abnormal, something out of the ordinary, a concentration of threat or danger. He seems almost like a messenger from other worlds, an alien in human form.
“As soon as we set up camp, I saw the strange man again, a tall stranger in gorgeous robes.” (Dmitry Ivanov, “By the Will of the Gods”, 2019).
“It was now some strange man who made the most unexpected and incomprehensible impression.” (Vsevolod Solovyov, “The Last Gorbatovs”, 1997).
“There's a very strange man living in apartment thirteen who matches the damn dozen on his door. ” (Dmitry Yemets, “Chariot of Ghosts”, 2003).
A strange person, if he is harmless, can cause disgust, contempt, surprise or bewilderment.
The concept of “strange” also includes the concept of “unusual”.
An unusual person is a native of the usual society, he is only somewhat noticeable among others.
An unusual person is able to go beyond the boundaries of local customs and traditions. However, he is only somewhat different from most members of society. It stands out among them in some way, that is, it has some features that are clear to everyone. Maybe these are some unique creative abilities for a particular activity. Or maybe he has an innate aristocratic manner. Or he has some extravagant appearance. Or he has a mental or physical disability that is obvious to others. And so on: you never knowthe unusual may be in a peculiar person. Although it is unusual, unusual, special or quirky, it arouses interest or curiosity. To an unusual person, society shows tolerance, courtesy, or even respect for any merit.
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Unusual is a native of the usual society, it is only somewhat noticeable among others
If a strange person seems like a stranger who doesn't know what's on his mind, then an unusual person seems familiar to us, just with features.
“But they seemed to me a little unusual people, but not dangerous.”(Yu. I. Orlanov-Orlov, “Krapovye pogony”, 2017).
“A bright, unusual person or a bright, unusual work (or its performance) affects us in a special way” (Marcel Proust, The Side of the Guermantes, 2020).
“All his life, he was distinguished by an amazing attention to detail, the ability to analyze and evaluate even those seemingly insignificant phenomena and events that, as a rule, remain invisible to an outsider. As a child, this feature of him made parents think that the boy was growing up in some unusual way.” (Vladimir Solovyov, “The Last Soldier of the Empire: Yuri Dmitrievich Maslyukov in the Memoirs of Contemporaries”, 2011).
“I was fascinated by this extraordinary man, who had seen so much and was so different from everyone around me.” (Maxim Ladin, ” Journey to the land of mudraks. In the Footsteps of Gulliver”, 2016).
I think the answer based on the literature examples illustrates more specifically the difference (in general) between the strange and the unusual (with features) a human being. There are a lot of literary examples, and only a small part of them is given in the answer.
This difference is within you. These words have different connotations-concomitant evaluative intonations. We use strange when we want to additionally negatively color the word (not necessarily consciously).
Therefore, there is a tendency to update the lexicon used in different cases in order to get rid of these connotations, not to create an implicit evaluation load on statements that should be neutral.
A friend of mine with Asperger's preferred to be “special” rather than” weird “or”sick.”
If you forget about connotations, these words can be considered synonymous.
To answer this question, the author of the question needs to make a clarification in which he would indicate that he has a phrase under the word “strange” and “unusual”, since these words are synonymous. This issue shows uncertainty, a play on words. You might as well say what's the difference between a wet person and a wet person? The question asked is very incorrect, vague, vague, and has many interpretations. Can the author mislead the audience with his question? Why does the author mislead the audience with his question ? The author of the question should explain his intention. Explain the meaning of his question? And the author of the question did not want to leave any clarifications, pursuing some of his own goals. What a question, such should be the answer. The difference between a strange person and an unusual person is the same as between a wet person and a wet person.
“Strange “(from the word “wanderer”, “alien”) means alien, not ours. That is, we are not obliged to consider its features and try to understand it, since it is inadequate to us in principle.
“Unusual” means standing out within a custom. That is, our own – after all, we measure it by our custom (in contrast to the” strange ” one – the bearer of someone else's custom).
The difference between “strange” and “unusual” is the degree of social rejection of the individual. The first one is completely alienated as a foreign object. The second is only questioned and restricted in trust.
it seems to me that a strange person is incomprehensible to most, that is, normal people, and an unusual person is different from normal people, but his differences are more or less clear to others