there’s nowt so queer as folk

there’s nowt so queer as folk
Nowt is a dialect variant of ‘nought’ i.e. ‘nothing’.

1905 English Dialect Dict. IV. 304 There’s nowt sae queer as folk, Old saying.

1939 J. WOOD Letter 30 May in J. Chambers Letters (1979) 186 I trust you..find plenty of interest in people & their doings. Really ‘there is nowt so funny as folk’.

1955 R. E. MEGARRY Miscellany-at-Law I. 72 There is the infinite charm and variety of human nature itself: ‘there’s nowt so queer as folk.’

1993 B. D’AMATO Hard Women xxi. 243 ‘You never really know anything about people. As LJ sometimes says, “There’s nowt so strange as folk.” It’s not like you can work people out on a chessboard.’

2002 Oldie Apr. 57 ..and his creed that everyone is good copy. Or, as they would put it up North, that there’s nowt so queer as folk.


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