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Queer as folk

Posted by Saint Peter on December 15, 2000

In Reply to: Queer as folk posted by Barney Scott on December 14, 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"?