50 top Birmingham and Black Country sayings The 50 terms that say you're from Birmingham or the Black CountryBirmingham and the Black Country are known for their local sayings which ones have you heard of? 10:10, 14 JUL 2017Updated10:23, 14 JUL 2017 What's OnGet Black Country updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Birmingham and the Black Country are well known for their words and phrases as well as their distinctive accents.
Some sayings are peculiar either to Birmingham or to the Black Country, others are found in both areas. It can be tricky to determine exactly coach outlet locations they originated because language spreads over time. But according to our readers, all the expressions listed here are spoken in the West Midlands. Some might also used in other parts of the country, whether they were taken there from the West Midlands or the other way round. The Wrekin, a well known hill that has found its way into a Midlands expression 1. Bostin' is a well known word coach outlet san marcos meaning amazing, brilliant or excellent. Bost is (like the similar word bust) slang for broken, and so the word bostin' means the same as 'smashing.' 2. Our kid is a term for a brother or sister (usually younger). It's also used to refer to any younger relative, friend or colleague 'Come on our kid, let's get the bus into town.' 3. Babby is a local variation of baby, coach outlet atlanta hobby and the shortened form bab is often used as an affectionate term for 'love or dear', as in 'How are you, bab? 4. Wench is an affectionate term for a girl or young woman. 5. The word scrage means to scratch, scrape or graze the skin. Fittle means food and this Christmas dinner might well be described as 'bostin' fittle', with bostin' the local word for amazing or brilliant 6. Fittle is a local word for food, and therefore 'bostin' fittle' is a way of saying great food it's also the name of a restaurant coach outlet sale your house in Dudley. 7. Going round the Wrekin is a popular local phrase in the Midlands. It means taking a long and rambling route to a destination or taking a long time to get to the point of a story. The Wrekin is a hill in Shropshire.
8. "It's a bit black over Bill's mother's means that the sky is dark with rain. Bill is a reference to William Shakespeare, with his mother being Mary Arden of Stratford and the rainstorm usually approaching from the south westerly direction (one of the main directions for incoming winds and storms to sweep into the UK from the Atlantic).
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