BLACK COUNTRY DIALECT A - Z (A selection of reference Words, Terms & Spellings)
Afower before possibly from Afore
Airk as in belly ache, stomach ache
Anunst against, next to, eg "The housen anunst hisen"
Ar Yes as in "Ar I am"
Ay or A haven't or isn't. "Is it just the way we speak or lazyness
which enables us to phase an entire sentence in single letters
such as I A A I (I haven't, have I).
Babby Baby from the Anglo Saxon Babben
Barly a truce. Sometimes "Arley-Barly" is used.
(Possibly a corruption from the French "Parlez" to talk?)
The Baggies West Bromwich Albion Football Club (not a very good one!)
Bai or bay am not, eg "I bay gooin' ter tell yow agen"
Bally Belly, stomach
Bamboozle puzzle, bemuse
Barmpot A silly person
Barmy Daft, silly
Bawk hinder or confuse. Probably from Balk
Bay or Baynt am not
Beezum a broom of birch
Bibble A pebble
Bin been, have been
Bist are, eg "how bist yow?" = How are you?
Bisn't aren't, opposite of Bist. eg "Bisn't gooin up the shaps?" for
"You're not going up the shops?"
Blaberen to talk idly
Black Bat Black Beetle
Bladda or Bladder Balloon
Blart cry - from "the bleating of sheep"
Blether to talk nonsense or talk incessantly. "Blether yed" “blether
Head” - someone who talks nonesense, a fool.
Blobmouth blabbermouth eg "'Ers a right blobmouth. Tell 'er terday,
the world knows tomorrer"
Blubren crying, eg "Ar kids blubren agen"
Bobhowlers Any large moth
Bonce the head
Bonk bank or small hill. Pitbonk (hill made from mine waste)
Bost broken or burst, past tense Bosted
Boster something big or possibly something good
Bostin Meaning "very good indeed" eg "We 'ad a bostin time" or "Ers a bostin wench"