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mazbeth

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2007, 03:23:46 PM »
well my mom has always said cubut, (instead of cupboard)

have a piece, (instead of have a sandwich)

I think they're Brummie words...
plus stera milk, instead of pas. (hate both now)
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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2007, 06:54:10 PM »
jacky do not worry we all say daft things   like some poor old lady falls flat on her face blood and snot all over the place and what do we say   are you alright love

 and things like she had a LITTLE boy all baby are little

 and its always a little old man or little old lady

one of the first things we say when we meet some one we know  is  hi ya nice day or isn!t wet or bloody cold

and then its how are you     the reply is  not to bad or not to good
then when youve done the heath thing your off gone

we are an odd lot but ha we are english we go out in the midday sun

and its our way that sets us apart from the rest of the world
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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2007, 07:28:21 PM »
Belgians are no better, when I go and see my local GP he always greets me with "How are you"! I say, "bloody lousy! Why do you think I've come to see you".  :-\  :uglystupid2:

'ay, "'orses eat it" (to stay on topic).

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2007, 07:30:57 PM »
What about them bob-owlers my misses hates them anyroadup when I've finished running round the room with a newspaper trying to swat them. I have my piece of bread and scrape and its up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire.

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2007, 11:34:14 PM »
pill do you not mean the dancers i like bobowlers   and i think that come from fred astare being a dancer thats what the old lady would say get up them dancers
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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2007, 12:12:14 PM »
one or two more,

the rattler

the squeeze box

apples and pears

the trombone
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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2007, 12:15:45 PM »
Roy,

I stand corrected, dancers are more appropriate to Brum than wooden hill. I'll have to send you a bag of suk as a prize.

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2007, 12:37:12 PM »
Fred,

I think you are getting us Brummies mixed up with a lower species. Apples & pears and trombone are definitely cockney rhyming slang.

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2007, 01:25:01 PM »
Fred,

I think you are getting us Brummies mixed up with a lower species. Apples & pears and trombone are definitely cockney rhyming slang.

Phil
Yes Apples and pears are cockney... but the woodern hill is brummy, so is dustbin,
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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2007, 01:43:18 PM »
John,

I think a dustbin is a dustbin wherever you come from, except Birmingham where it is a miskin, and don't forget the US where it is a trashcan. Its still a thing you put rubbish in, you know rubbish what most Yanks talk.

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2007, 04:55:07 PM »
re: Miskin.

That's a new one on me, I've never heard 'miskin' in the context of a rubbish bin.
Where did that derive?
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