Author Topic: Help with Birmingham slang  (Read 1328 times)

Spud

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Re: Help with Birmingham slang
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2017, 09:20:49 AM »
Yow goo on ploy up yowa own end [Advice to children to play near their own house]


Yow  goona get  yowa hay gathered din ? [Will you be getting a haircut ?]


Gooing up the Towin ? [Will you be visiting the City]


The Villa ave ad the Cup Pinched mowa times than Brumegem ave wonit [Aston Villa have been more successful in winning the FA than Birmingham City FC]
 
Bostin [Good]
Clumpin [Good]


Miskins [Dustbins]


Banjos [Sandwich]


Orseroad [Road]


Yow cudnt stop a Pig in Entry [Bow Legged]


Islands [Traffic Roundabouts]


Glanies [Marbles]


I know one or two of these are more Black Country but they may be of interest to our Aussie mate







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Potomac

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Re: Help with Birmingham slang
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2017, 05:15:50 PM »
I have heard neighbours called "kippers and curtains" suggesting that the pretended to be above their true station in life.   ;D
best wishes,  Alan

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Re: Help with Birmingham slang
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2017, 08:40:45 AM »
Of course there is also the word 'R', which seems to be a Brummie way of saying yes.  ;D
best wishes,  Alan

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Re: Help with Birmingham slang
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2017, 10:43:59 AM »
We have a thread full of this stuff.  "Old brummy sayings".


Aussie Phil, type it into the search box at top of page to find a link.


Correction:- I should have said "Old Brummy sayings, got any?" Yet here I am looking at a thread full of repeats which have already all been repeated on original thread. ::) ;D
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