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Re: Queer as folk

Posted by Bob on December 15, 2000

In Reply to: Re: Queer as folk posted by Barney on December 15, 2000

: : : : What does this phrase mean?

: : : It's normally seen in the phrase 'There's nowt as queer as folk' (to be said in a good northern English accent), which means "there's nothing as strange as some people", ie, whoever you were talking about just before is very strange.

: : A good answer -- thank you, Barney. But how about "nowt." This is a contraction of "nothing"? And how does it sound? "Note"?

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: Sound more like 'nout'
Is "nowt" strictly Yorkshire, or more generally the North? With a spate of Sheffield-centered movies popular in the U. S., (Full Monty, Brassed Off, et al,) I've heard it often, but don't know the borders of use.