there's nowt so queer as folk

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there's nowt so queer as folk

There's nothing as strange as people. This phrase is typically used to emphasize someone's particularly odd behavior. ("Nowt" is a Northern English variation on "naught.") Primarily heard in UK. Whenever someone does something really bizarre, I remind myself that there's nowt so queer as folk.
See also: folk, queer
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Allus - always, Be reight - it will be fine, Owt - anything, Nowt - nothing, Ey up - watch out!
"Can't have nowt!" The post had yesterday been shared 111 times.
Reputations count for nowt when a new manager comes in.
have swam in Spanish waters, Seen Egypt's crowning jewel, But when I lay my head on my bed, There's nowt like Liverpool have seen the sights of London, Strolled the vias of ancient Rome, Raised a glass or two in Bangkok, When I knew I was coming home, have lazed on Europe's beaches, Mount Etna was so cool.
I met McDermott at Charnock Richard Services to discuss a move to Headingley, but nowt came of it.
Allardyce said Liverpool's Champions League final win over AC Milan was "nowt to do with him [Benitez]" and credited Steve Gerrard with orchestrating the comeback victory.
The most famous Tyke motto seems to be: Hear all, see all, say nowt; Eyt all, sup all, pay nowt; An if ivver tha does owt fer nowt, Allus do it fer thi sen.
Nowt. I have contacted them, but they are oblivious.
It wasn't even those puppy-eyed claims from Ol' Big Hands with the "I've done nowt but good for that club" and "I took nowt out of it" routine.
Only they'll be doing it for less money than a proper job would pay, which means they might actually go out and get a proper job, having learned that there's no more "owt for nowt".
However, in our household of nine and on a diet of 'bread and same' (nowt on one side, same on t'other!), keeping the fact that we were virtually paupers didn't go entirely on deaf ears - or Mother hoped it didn't.
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Her name was Gabby, she has wire-fur There's nowt that can shake this hurt.
You get nowt for nowt and we shouldn't be small minded.
If you've got something to hide as a business, don't think about contacting, for example, a lawyer because they will probably tell you to say "nowt" and, of course, "saying nowt" arouses suspicion.