Sometimes "Arley-Barly" is used. 0/5000. That thought is picked up on the superb Sedgley Manor website, which gives a dictionary featuring such gems as "bunny-fire" (bonfire), "clack" (eg "Stop your clack!" ), West Bromwich Albion Football Club (not a very good one! I would have no hesitation in ordering again or recommending Teet Shirts. My Maternal Grandmother, see above - to whom this page is dedicated - reckoned that she could tell which Black Country village a person came from by the way they spoke. 1886-1970 © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. "I ay sid 'er" means "I haven't seen her". "Weem gooin out tonight" - We're going out tonight. 1886-1970 ), for example, is a contraction of the Middle English "How be-est thou", to which a reply might be "Bay too bah", which, like the French comme ci, comme ça, means "I'm not too bad". Google's free service instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages. quot;-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">. Detect language. Sometimes "Arley-Barly" is used. (Thanks to Dave Woodward of Sacramento, California for this one), girl, still commonly used by parents towards daughters. small possessions, bits and pieces, paraphernalia, precious possessions. First published on Sun 17 Nov 2013 19.30 GMT. Ever wanted to make a random text generator. Doubtless they will gain in terms of employability and job security as their headteacher and MP hope, but they risk losing a cherishable and irreplaceable heritage as well. ), West Bromwich Albion Football Club (not a very good one! English - Black Country Translator. (Thanks to Mick Roberts for this one), "Hav yo no nous?" Customers' review. A back yard to a house, First : When children were playing games the first child to shout out Foggy went first/had first pick, then the next child would have to shout out Secky. (Thanks to Ann Tether of Herefordshire, ex-Wolverhampton for this one), Forehead (thanks to Paul Bowdler for this one). (Thanks to Zoë Miller from Cradley Heath), eat (Thanks to Zoë Miller from Cradley Heath), against, next to, eg "The housen anunst hisen", Backwards (thanks to Paul Bowdler for this one), a truce. I remember my primary school teacher (who came from Lincolnshire) asking his class at Alder Coppice school in Sedgley what we meant by "saft". Was here Wednesday. SKU: BLAD31. But there's more to Black Country dialect than these words, more even than Walsall-born Noddy Holder's orthographically challenged titles for Yam-Yammy Slade songs (Gudbuy T'Jane, Cum on Feel the Noize). This is a little cowboy-talk translator that I build with LingoJam. Thanks to David Holloway of Canberra, AUS for this one, before possibly from Afore (Thanks to Rex Basterfield for this one), as in belly ache, stomach ache etc. I find the western slang and the accent really lovely, and especially especially love the jovial and bantering nature of the different slang words and sayings. = Are you going to the Pictures? = Get out of the way! ONLINE ORDERS PROCESSED AS NORMAL DURING LOCKDOWN. (Thanks to Mick Roberts for this one), Food, commonly lunch taken by a working man, Nose (Thanks to Rex Basterfield for this one), Sparrows (Thanks to Richard Clark for this one), sewer or drain, eg "Down the suff" - down the drain, Sweets, (candy to the Yanks, lollies to the Aussies), sweets (Thanks to Zoë Miller from Cradley Heath), a heavily built woman, used in a semi-humorous sense, improvement in the weather, eg "It'll tack up tonight", to resemble, look like physically, mentally, or emotionally, a few, two or three, always used as a noun preceded by "a", group of three, used only in the card game of Cribbage, Sandwich filling, “Bread and to it” (Thanks to Rex Basterfield for this one). Type English in the left box (desktop) or top box (mobile), or type some Black Country in the right box (desktop) or bottom box (mobile). eg. (Thanks to Mick Roberts for this one), "Hav yo no nous?" Documents. The Black Country is an area of the West Midlands in England, north and west of Birmingham, including Dudley, Walsall and Sandwell. eg. The Black Country is an area of the West Midlands in England, north and west of Birmingham, including Dudley, Walsall and Sandwell.

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