History books teach that most southern whites were rich plantation slave owners, but this simply isnt true. Its the dialect spoken in the black country, but people want to make sure its preserved. America is a young dumb country and it needs all kinds of help. A face as long as livery street means someone looks miserable. Quotes country girl quotes miranda lambert quotes taylor swift song quotes country song. These sayings are black country in general and not particularly sedgley in origin. The first black country phrasebook has been published to. Black country slang the original black country dialect. Black country sayings the ancient manor of sedgley. Language discrepancies naturally arise in different geographic regions, like the raging pop vs. Dolores lachapelle, from her book deep powder snow. Find it here, and you decide what category the quotes fit. Thanks also to the following people who helped me with the sayings and their meanings. But weve just realizedtheyve passed down their vocabularies too.
Local dialect was and probably still is to a lesser degree quite distinctive between the different towns and villages of the black country, although this has probably changed today due to the greater mobility of people. And were beginning to understand what a treasure that truly is. Not to be confused with taters potatoes tatters are men in lorries that drive around playing a bugle on a sunday morning, looking for free scrap metal. Then it goes on to our dialect and where its derived from, as well as phrases. The word endings with en are still noticeable in conversation as in gooen going, callen calling and the vowel a is pronounced as o as in sond sand, hond hand and mon man. It also influences the accents of towns and villages in the rural counties to the north, south and west of the region. Ow we spake more black country dialect and sayings the bbc is not responsible for the content of external websites. George lipsitz, university of california, santa cruz black is a country is a rare work that succeeds both as theory and as history.
Kennedy quotes john lennon quotes mahatma gandhi quotes. Wazzin means throat, so instead of saying get the down your throat or gob, us lot say get that down ya wazzin. Other pronunciations are winder for window, fer for far, and loff for laugh exactly. There are so many facts some of which id previously attributed to folklore and interesting anecdotes, carefully compiled and blended with local humour. The books tell two completely different stories but there are aspects which carry over from the first book into the second, references which you will only truly understand if you have read the. We soon realized that there has to be some type of handbook that all black parents use, in order to pull out the annoying sayings that we have all heard. Let every step you take upon the earth be as a prayer. No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning. Here are some southern sayings that will interest you. Bost is like the similar word bust slang for broken, and so the word bostin means the same as smashing. In the book the first page tells people about the black country and why it is called what it is. This favourite saying receives full backing from the met office we wrote up a long piece recently explaining why most poor weather approaches the uk from the west and clears towards the east, and sunlight at low levels appears red due to it being scattered by dust. Its easy to do just use the buttons at the bottom of the page.
Birmingham and the black country are well known for their words and phrases as well as their distinctive accents. Ow we spake more black country dialect and sayings. Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old black quotes, black sayings, and black proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Ive decided to put a list together of the top 10 sayings that all black parents have said to their children. This is the bbc black country where i live site, information on the black country dialect. Black elks account of the seven rites of the oglala sioux. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps. They were all black country born, bred and buttered as my gran used to say.
The black country is a region in the west midlands, england. This translator can be used to translate to and from the black country dialect. Bosting is a wellknown word meaning amazing, brilliant or excellent. In reading the book i felt that it could have been written in most any coal town anywhere in the world up to the present day. A great, handy guide on how to speak black country.
This is a splendid book, one that will be widely read, frequently taught, and often cited. Wall quotes be inspired by kirklands selection of wall quotes and wall sayings. Reading and researching widely in movement history, political economy and above all in the writings, speeches and. On thursday night in cradley heath in the black country, where i grew up, im running a dropin session to investigate whether or not the local dialect is dying out. Keep your eyes on the sun and you will not see the shadows. Dont worry, though, everyone hears this every now and again. The black country by alex grecian is a period piece taking place in the 1890s of victorian england. Find out more about the dialect and add your comments. Ive been collecting dialect words and phrases by chatting to people, in person and on facebook, and have been overwhelmed by the number of responses. Facts the black country covers walsall, wolverhampton, dudley and sandwell. The universe is circles within circles, and everything is one. Is wolverhampton the true capital of the black country.
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. If you have some funny hillbilly sayings or hillbilly slang youd like to share with the rest of us then by all means please do so with the form below. Riffyanother word for dirty, noone likes a riffy git. But in case you have something to do with them, then you might want to learn a few lines.
It can be deployed sincerely, but if youre hearing bless your heart in the south, it probably has an edge to it. Backcountry quotes the backcountry ski touring blog. Contrary to what the rest of the country might think, birmingham and the black country are two different places with very distinct accents, dialects and slang. Prior to deregulation, birmingham and the black countrys major buzz company was called wumpty, a local soundingout of the acronym wmpte, which stood for the west. Its almost always accompanied by a goodnatured, perhaps slightly exasperated, shake of the head. Also makes a great gift for a black country mon or wench to chuckle through. Everything from embarrassing words to forbidden knowledge, to eloquent. Thanks also to the following people who helped me with the sayings and their. The reason for the setting is that its a continuation of grecians first book, the yard, which follows the adventures. If so, here is a short list of 15 words or phrases youll understand if your from the black country. To save you visiting the birmingham mail website if you dont want to, full list below.
America is a dumb puppy with big teeth that bite and hurt. From inspirational wall quotes and positive affirmations, to witty quips and funny signs, our wall quote decor will make the perfect gift or the perfect accent for your own walls. Explore our collection of motivational and famous quotes by authors you know and love. Praise for the black country ripe with gory detailsgrecian has a flair. Black country living museum is an award winning open air living museum that tells the story of the worlds first industrial landscape with buildings, vehicles, objects and costumed characters for you to interact with and explore. Theyve passed down their recipes, their china patterns, and their parenting tips, for starters. If you enjoyed this page of hillbilly sayings and hillbilly expressions please pass it on to your friends on facebook and twitter. Shes country, from the songs she plays to the prayers she prays, thats the way she was born and raised she aint. These are some of the sayings that my parents and grandparents used to use. It is distinct from the brummie dialect, which originates from the neighbouring city of birmingham. Alternatively, you can generate a random couple of default sentences from lingo jam.
Download our childrens book the adventures of tracks and cookout through itunes store for. Black country quotes 1 quote meet your next favorite book. It shows the black country community translating several local black country sayingsphrases into regular english. The black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
Whether you are from another part of us or from another country altogether, i hope you enjoy this collection of southern sayings. Nikki from nikkipedia loves the phrase get that down ya wazzin, and it is a black country classic. There wouldnt be an america if it wasnt for black people. Red sky at night red sky at night, shepherds delight red sky in the morning, shepherds warning. The little book of the black country this book is a must for anyone living in the black country, and a treat for anyone who doesnt. Dialect is a very important part of black country life. Get that tea down ya wazzin itll go cold round the wrekin suggested by full to the brum. Old famous quotes and sayings country love quotes and sayings abraham lincoln quotes albert einstein quotes bill gates quotes bob marley quotes bruce lee quotes buddha quotes confucius quotes john f. Our mothers and grandmothers have given us so much. But now a controversial new book is likely to prompt a few differences of opinion in black country boozers by claiming that wolverhampton should be regarded as the regions true capital. The dialect of the black country area remains perhaps one of the last examples of early english still spoken today. Like today, there were a lot of poor white country folks in alabama and. Due to this we wanted to collect all of the bostin black country slang words that the black country dialect has on offer, from quarry bonk right over to wolverampton.1258 1215 1219 739 1157 224 626 127 1002 642 1237 455 642 1060 320 1126 504 49 1345 641 436 1026 1021 680 1377 815 933 1234 431 1310 223 246 615 169 1361 1293 261 1201 939