“I think the locations chosen for the Village were very apt because this is a quirky place, an odd place,” said McKellen.
An odd side note to all of this is how much better at it Democrats have been than Republicans.
The four words capture the odd, and very personal nature of Gaffney's transformation into anti-sharia warrior.
“I wanted to leave, and she wanted me to stay,” he said, admitting that Mulligan seemed “an odd choice” for the part.
As an example of President Obama's lack of natural political instinct, I mentioned his odd omission to thank supporters.
Her tone was quite serious, but there was an odd expression in her eye.
And to suppose that being ill is doing as one likes, of all odd things!
It was addressed to him, and an odd feature of it was that the letters were all printed.
"It was just an odd thought that popped into my head," he assured Grunty Pig.
As Vanderlyn rang the bell, the odd name gleamed at him in the gas-light.
c.1300, "constituting a unit in excess of an even number," from Old Norse oddi "third or additional number," as in odda-maðr "third man, odd man (who gives the casting vote)," odda-tala "odd number." The literal meaning of Old Norse oddi is "point of land, angle" (related via notion of "triangle" to oddr "point of a weapon"); from Proto-Germanic *uzdaz "pointed upward" (cf. Old English ord "point of a weapon, spear, source, beginning," Old Frisian ord "point, place," Dutch oord "place, region," Old High German ort "point, angle," German Ort "place"), from PIE *uzdho- (cf. Lithuanian us-nis "thistle"). None of the other languages, however, shows the Old Norse development from "point" to "third number." Used from late 14c. to indicate a surplus over any given sum.
Sense of "strange, peculiar" first attested 1580s from notion of "odd one out, unpaired one of three" (attested earlier, c.1400, as "singular" in a positive sense of "renowned, rare, choice"). Odd job (c.1770) is so called from notion of "not regular." Odd lot "incomplete or random set" is from 1897. The international order of Odd Fellows began as local social clubs in England, late 18c., with Masonic-type trappings; formally organized 1813 in Manchester.
OD or O.D.
Doctor of Optometry
Latin oculus dexter (right eye)
Olive drab; olive drab cloth (1921+ Army)
An overdose of narcotics: I guess he'd taken a light OD