“Nowt as queer as folk”,
the famous Yorkshire phrase recites.

Five hundred year it’s been
since this was set to one specific place.

A location full of so strangest people
the idiom rode all the land’s gossip.

“Nowt as … folk” it reduced,
“Now folk” the locals counter–spun.

And when the counties came along
this flub was spoken ‘Norfolk’.

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