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My mom and dad used quite a few off those sayings,one that's not there is the suff. M om mopped the quarry tile's in the kitchen almost every day then she'd say to me empty the bucket down the suff ,drain.They aint got that un.
evening - as you know my wife is australian, the first time time I brought her home bham to meet my family, she kept taking me aside to translate - we went to a comedy show on Torquay pier, the whole place were falling about laughing, she didnt get the humour for the few she could understand.
To me Bawl, outdoor and pop are not specifically Brum or black country but used in many places. Why on earth someone would use some comment on Twitter as authentication of anything strikes me as evidence of how rubbish the reporters on the E.M must be now.
I can remember most of them words, think a few are more Black country. Like Jo I remember the drain called the suff, others were the miskin (dustbin ), canting for talking and nozzaking for being nosey. I took the E.M. in Mikes post to be the Evening Mail.
But then it's a good thing I think that older people keep some of the old words and phrases going. Otherwise the younger people would keep changing things with every generation and the old ways would disappear faster, that's sometimes a good thing sometimes a tragedy I think.