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    birmingham slang list

    16. "Get out of town!" When someone says ‘I’m not so green as I’m cabbage-looking’ they mean they are not as stupid as they look. "Tip top" But I'm a native British English speaker, and have only recently heard it called anything other than a Birmingham (the screwdriver part is often left out as "everyone" knows what is meant). Drug slang — or a vocabulary originating from the streets — helps maintain the down-low status quo. 13. We already had quite a few others in mind that didn't make the original list. 38. "Blinder" was a familiar Birmingham slang term (still used today) to describe something or someone of dapper appearance. Being told to "gerrit down yer wassin" meant you were being urged to drink or eat something, and it apparently comes from the Old English ‘wassend’ meaning gullet. Pop: 970 892 (2001) ... Football phrases. No matter where you are in the world, people will say things differently. "Peas - as in "" Kinnoy av a cartin 'o mushy pays, ploise?" Wench is an affectionate term for a girl or young woman. Excellent; bosting. 15 sayings from around the world. Gamgee - this is a local word for cotton wool. Birmingham's motto is "Forward", and nicknames of the city include: "Brum", " Brummagem ", "Second City", "City of a Thousand Trades", and "Workshop of the World", as it has been the site of many industrial inventions and revolutions throughout history. The quaran-dictionary: all the best and worst slang from the pandemic . an industrial city in central England, in Birmingham unitary authority, in the West Midlands: the second largest city in the United Kingdom; two cathedrals; three universities (1900, 1966, 1992). A glede is a cinder or ember, a glowing piece of hot coal or wood, and one of our readers recalled the expression ‘Ers gorra voice like a glede under a door’ meaning she had a voice like the horrible scraping noise made when something is wedged under the door as you try to open it. Guides & Tips 10 Beautiful Ways to Say I Love You in Spanish. A further explanation might be from the gang's own criminal behaviour: they were known to sneak up from behind, then pull the hat peak down over a victim's face so they could not describe who robbed them. 19. A similar expression was saying someone had "a dial like a bosted boot" meaning an unhappy or unattractive face. Not confined to Birmingham, but used incessantly when I was at school there. The site of Birmingham was founded in the 6th Century by the Anglo-Saxons, but it didn't become a city until 1889. Guides & Tips 11 Nicaraguan Words and Phrases You Need to Know. > All rightA standard greeting, often delivered more as a statement than a question (‘All right, Tom.’). "Tip top" Here are a few essential sayings to get to grips with before you arrive, organised into a handy dictionary that you can print off and keep in … The language we use is ever-changing. The 29 phrases which will only make sense if you're a Bristolian If you're struggling to understand the Bristol accent, or just wondering where 'Asdawl' is, look no further... bristolpost // -->,

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