What was the quote Anna mentioned to Mr. Bates when he said I wonder what the new "ladies maid' (can't remember he name) sees in Thomas? Her British accent hard for my "Boston ears' to comphrehend! :)
I think she said "there's not so queer as folk". Meaning that some people just are inexplicably weird.
She said "There's nought/nowt so queer as folk," a Northern (Yorkshire?) saying meaning that sometimes people behave strangely, simply because that's in our nature.
What do you think?