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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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T - Y
Black Country word
Meaning
  
T 
TaeTea
TaThank you
Tackybonkslag heap
Tarra a bitGoodbye
TatRubbish
T'ayIt Isn't
TaerterPotato
ThraerpeGood hiding
TipponTipton
TodOn your own "On yer tod"
Towellin'Beating
Towen Town
Took 'is 'ookGone
T'other The other
Thee cosn't  You can't
"They bay bins bin they? They bin bins bay they"
Are they bins? No they are not bins. (contributor; Paul Smart)

Or

Are they bins? Yes they are bins.
(contributor; Stuart Dupree, who writes: "Bin is effectively the shortened version of been. You would therefore use this word when saying where you have 'been'.

For example, been shopping would be 'bin shappin'. The word also replaces the word 'are' and 'am'. 'Are you' can be spoken has 'am ya' or 'bin ya'. 'Are you ok?' is pronounced 'bin ya ok?'

'They bin bins' really means 'They are bins'"

TickerAn affectionate term (similar to 'cock', 'love') often applied to children; 'come alung ticker'
Tie a toy
Tiddler A small fish (minnow) or a small item
ToyA gentleman's neck tie
Traipseto walk around aimlessly
TheirnTheirs
Tranklements
Bits and pieces (contributor; John Lacey)
Tundish Funnel
TuthTooth
  
U 
umon, the oldThe wife (contributor; David Shorthouse)
Umpshear (umpshire)Local Black country word for - Willenhall
Uwa! Ouch
  
W 
WaerdWord
WaerldWorld
WaerstWorst
WaerterWater
WallopHit
WammelAnimal
Wash ('a' pronounced as in arrow)Wash
WenchGirl
WeshWash
WarroHello
WazzinThroat
WoeWon't
WolvoWolverhampton
WoreWasn't
WustWorst
Werrita worrier in the sense of someone pestering
WerretAn irritating child, usually male
Whut?            Will you please (ie carry out some action)
WikWeek
A Worsull jobThis means a botched job. Usually in Walsall. (contributor; Denise Thwaites)
WumHome
  
Y 
YampyDeranged
Y'edHead
YowYou
Yo You
YornYours
Yo-ernyours
Yo am           You are
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