'<To each, his, or her or its own>, I guess,' I told it. 'So what's the deal?'

park sang joon

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Korean
The colossal creature, Dweller blocks a path not to let sorcerers pass.

"I eat sorcerers," it told me.
I made a face, thinking back over some of the old farts I've known in the business.
"To each, his, or her or its own, I guess," I told it. "So what's the deal?"
["Trumps of Doom" of The Great Book of Amber by Roger Zelazny]
I'd like to know if the underlined clause means "To each cases, there was his, or her or its own suggestion."
Thank you in advance for your help.
 
  • Franco-filly

    Senior Member
    English - Southern England
    Have you seen this post: To each his own
    It means "To each person (belongs) his own preference,choice,taste, opinion, etc" + implied "but I don't have to agree with it" So, in this context the sorcerer is saying "That's your choice but I don't agree with it"
     

    entangledbank

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    English - South-East England
    It's a variation allowing for a living creature being an 'it', of the more common 'to each their own' (or old-fashioned 'his'), which refers to taste: taste in clothing, or taste in food, or in habits. In English we often use the original French, chacun son goût, or some variation on it.
     
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