15 Words and phrases you’ll only understand if you’re from the Black Country
Do you know your Riffy’s from your Donnies?
If so, here is a short list of 15 word’s or phrases you’ll only really understand if your from the Black Country…How many do you know?
-Laughing, we’m always avin’ a loff!
-This refers to crying, usually heard when trying to calm down a screaming child, Stop ya Blairtin!
-if something is particularly excellent, we say “it’s bostin tha ris!”
- Gorra cob on
-Used to describe someone who is in a bad mood
- Cor be bovvered
-I was going to give a really interesting explanation of this one, but….I cor be bovvered!
-A word meaning broken
-A small alleyway or the gap between two houses
-not barmcakes, not baps..them COBS!!
- The Cut!
-The black country has a beautiful network of canals, but we call it the cut.
-the Black county’s own way of saying no
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.
-Another word for dirty, no-one likes a riffy git!
-We don’t drink tea in the black country, we drink a cuppa tay!
…Unless yow’m being called for ya tay…that’s different.
-a word meaning silly, stupid or out of the question “yam saft!”
Bonus– someone saft might also be referred to as a ‘daft aypeth’
- Tara A Bit
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