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it takes all sorts

Many different kinds of people make up the world. For example, I would never go swimming in April, but it takes all sorts , or Gordon insists on wearing sunglasses indoors and out—I guess it takes all sorts . This expression, originating in the 1600s as It takes all sorts to make a world , is often used in remarking one's own difference from others or tolerating someone else's peculiarity. Also see no accounting for tastes
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