there's nowt so queer as folk

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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When it comes to the crunch, there's nowt so queer as folk.
RE 'There's nowt so queer as folk' (5.3.14), Ted Prest displays admirably passionate political views of the Tories but unfortunately offers no evidence to support his perceived hatred by the 'Tory class' of those he describes as 'only' the working class, surely a demeaning description.
And so we just accept that there are different strokes for different folks and horses for courses, we all march to the beat of different drums and there's nowt so queer as folk.
Sithee, t'bus company wants help wi t'words "THERE'S nowt so queer as folk".
After all, both sides are composed of human beings, and when you come right down to it, there's nowt so queer as folk.
THE saying "there's nowt so queer as folk" we all know to be true.
But as they say here in Yorkshire, there's nowt so queer as folk.
From the cradle to the grave there's nowt so queer as folk. We don't all ripen into reverend sages, and it would be a fatal mistake to summon the Thought Police and try to pretend that we do.
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