Wednesday, 20 May 2015

"There's nowt so queer as folk" (English idiomatic expression)

"There's nowt so queer as folk"   (English Idiomatic expression), from back in the day when "queer" meant odd or unusual.  See:


http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/british/there-s-nowt-so-queer-as-folk


"There's nowt so queer as folk".
 
 
This came to mind the other day when I walked with my dog around the pond at Glen Oaks Manor, and there encountered the G.O.M. handyman,  one L.rry 
 
L.rry loves to ride around his pale in a G.O.M provided Golf Cart.  He also likes to chat with all and sundry.
 
Here is a verbatim of our conversation from a couple of days ago.
 
L. "Look at that  stupid duck, he is eating * seaweed".
 
JMP " Well?  -    ducks are vegetarians after all".
 
L. "It tastes like crap".
 
JMP. "What am I to say?,  I have never tried it".
 
L. "I'll never touch it".
 
JMP walks away knowing  that "there's nowt so queer as folk".
 
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* Yes, he said "seaweed"
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


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