Brummie as she is spoke

Black Country joke to be articulated in your best brummie:

Aynuk drops in on Ayli. “Oim gonna paper owr frunt rowm. Ow many rowls did yo boy for yorn?” “Oi got foiv.”

Next day Aynuk returns. “Ere, owr Ayli! Oi had a roll left ower!” “So di Oi!”

(This was prompted by the news that B’ham Council’s voice recognition software can’t cope with locals.)

Author: Janus

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8 thoughts on “Brummie as she is spoke”

  1. Whoops. Wrong post for the above comment!

    . I think that Brummie is possibly the worst regional accent in the UK, with the possible exception of the Belfast one!

  2. FEEG, it’s interesting that you rate others’ accents on a scale of OK to crap! I wonder if it’s just another case of xenophobia? 😉

    Some of the all-time greats are brummies – like Noddy Holder.

  3. Janus :

    FEEG, it’s interesting that you rate others’ accents on a scale of OK to crap! I wonder if it’s just another case of xenophobia? ;-)

    Some of the all-time greats are brummies – like Noddy Holder.

    No. Just cannot understand half of what is said in these accents! 🙂

  4. Well quite, Sheona.

    There are problems speaking to people with different accents, and with limited knowledge of a language, so why would one be surprised that computer software cannot cope!

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