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They're all queer

Posted by Hilary Blower on October 15, 2005

There is a saying which goes something like "They're all queer, 'cept me and thee - and thee's a bit peculiar! (or "and I am not too sure about thee")"; meaning everyone is a little strange except us two, and come to think of you are a little bit odd.

I thought it had a Yorkshire derivation but I can't think where I heard it first. Does anyone know the origin and correct wording of the phrase?