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    I still say 'Were you born in a barn?': https://www.ourwarwickshire.org.uk/c...ds-and-sayings
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    I usually say, 'Put wood in t'ole!'

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    A Warwickshire word of phrase I came across was the word, Tazzing, as in the phrase, I saw him tazing down the road, meaning going fast.
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    I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me - yet I sometimes long for it.

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    Another one was ( this nowze) , meaning do it now.
    I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me - yet I sometimes long for it.

    - Lord Byron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
    I usually say, 'Put wood in t'ole!'

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    Link corrected! 'Put the wood in the hole' is one I've come across a lot too.

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    Having just read them, I wouldn't dare use the reference to the chicken in polite company. It means something very different where I come from.

    "It's a bit black over Bill's mothers" is a local expression that I hadn't heard until I was quite old.
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    Now I've reread the chicken one, I get the alternative meaning Rebbonk! 'It's black over Bill's mother's' is one I've only come across in the last few years as well.

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    Apparently, it refers to rain clouds coming in from Stratford direction, hence reference to Bill.
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    A few more local words & phrases. One or 2 are a bit more widespread (eg pikeltes) though: https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...-made-19775893

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    I thought, 'me bab' came from Birmingham way? My mum came from Nuneaton and I never heard her use it.

    I suspect that this article has been compiled from a F/B page, so maybe we ought to treat a few of them with a little suspicion?
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    I did think 1 or 2 were more Brummie - I'd never come across 'blartin' until I made a few friends who haled from Britain's 2nd city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
    I suspect that this article has been compiled from a F/B page, so maybe we ought to treat a few of them with a little suspicion?
    I often wonder if contributors to the Telegraph have actually visited Coventry.

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    The Telegraph is (I believe) all written in Birmingham these days with a lot of syndicated material coming from Liverpool.

    Oddly enough, blartin' was a fairly common phrase when I was growing up in Wyken.
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    I've been greeted with Hello Bab, or hello Duck, on chatting on the buses or at the bus stop.

    That word blartin', made me s n i g g e r , as it is a rude word in Scotland, at least it was when I was growing up.


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    The word s n i g g e r , would not show up if I typed the letters together. I wonder why? Hence me separating the letters.
    Last edited by margaret; 04-03-2021 at 02:16 PM.
    I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me - yet I sometimes long for it.

    - Lord Byron.

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