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Black Country dialect
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Use the alphabet links below to have a look at a selection of words that typify the Black Country accent.
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Black Country word
Meaning
  
A 
Aer KidFriend, family member
AcumminComing
Ah bist How are you?
'air her
'airn hers
AyHaven't, isn', aren't
Ar Yes
All round the Wrekin A tortuous route
AlooneAlone
Any road upAnyway
Alf baerkedStupid
Apen Apron
AppenHappen
Argy-bargyFight
At wumAt home
Aer Bin YaAre you alright
Ah bay           (Ah bay gooin' = I am not going)
Ah bin           (Ah bin gooin' = I am going) 
Ah cor            I can't
Ark Look or listen. Ark at 'im = Listen to him / Look at him
Aufhalf
Ay AlfReally is
AwlroightLiterally 'alright', used as a greeting instead of 'hello'
Ave we pacesTo go and have our sandwiches
  
B 
BabbyBaby
Back'udBackward
Back'anderSlap with the back of the hand
BaggiesWest Bromwich Albion
BargieCanal boatman
BarnyDisagreement
BaerkIdiot
BarfeVomit
Bibble
Small stone, sized between a boulder and a pebble
Big'eadArrogant person
Bin as owBecause
Blabberin'Talking silly
BlatheredDrunk
BlartCry
BlokeMan
BoffFlatulence
Bobby dazzler Pretty woman
BonkHill
BostinVery good
Bost- upFight
BayNot
Bist YowAre You
BladderBalloon
BlokeMan
BostedBroken
Bob-owler Large thick bodied moth
Bonksiz Banks's Brewery
Bost Broken
Bell oileffort ( 'as in ge it sum bell oil'
BuzBus
Braydley Bradley (in Wolverhampton)
Battree       Power source for a torch
Brummidge/Brumajum Birmingham
Brummigum OmmerA person with a Birmingham telephone number

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