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    queer as a coot

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    pops up in one of Noel Coward's short stories: "he was as queer as a coot"
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    Ich weiß was queer heißt, aber gibt es auch eine Übersetzung für queer as a coot?
    AuthorMarvin15 Jun 07, 19:31
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    Vergleich mal hiermit: related discussion: old coot

    Da ließe sich einiges von gebrauchen, z.B. für:

    'Er benahm sich wie ein kauziger Alter' . . .
    #1AuthorDaddy15 Jun 07, 19:53
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    Queer: Ee's as queer as a nine-bob note, i.e, he buys his clothes in Carnaby Street. This is a contemptuous reference to a male homosexual. However, these days to say of someone that he or she is "queer as a coot" would mean only that he or she is eccentric.
    http://louisville.edu/~tavan001/MerseytalkQ.html

    Madge was 39 and Cyril almost 38, so it might well have been a marriage of theatrical convenience, particularly for Cyril who was, years later, described by (Sir) Noël Coward as being 'as queer as a coot' though unable fully to accept it.
    http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A14010...

    Hugo Latymer, a married, aged writer, is suddenly faced with evidence of his homosexuality produced by a former (female) lover. "Homosexual tendencies in the past?" she retorts. "You're queer as a coot and you have been all your life." Here, towards the very end of his own life, Coward appeared to be questioning his own emotional reticence at a time when homosexuality was about to be decriminalised, ...
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/...
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    In Cowards Zeit sagte man im Deutschen meist noch "andersherum" oder "vom anderen Ufer", und im Privaten wäre schon "stockschwul" gegangen.
    #2Author reverend (314585) 15 Jun 07, 19:53
     
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