Letter: Queer phrase

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The Independent Culture
Sir: I almost agree with John Lowry (letter, 7 December) about the Scouse origins of the phrase "queer as a clockwork orange". However, in Lern Yerself Scouse I think the translation of "He's as queer as a clockwork orange" was "He enjoys being kissed after scoring a goal."

PETER GROVE

Salisbury

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