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the first brummies!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nizebaby, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    I've just been rereading the ever-fascinating story of Abraham and Sarah. Abraham had nephews called...

    Uz and Buz!
  2. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Ah, yes, the number of times my friends and my pupils have laughed when I say things like, "I caught the buz to town." And I'm not a Brummie - my hometown is 25 miles to the east of B'ham.
    agathamorse likes this.
  3. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Surely the first ones were Anock and Ali?
  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    It drives me mad!

    My daughters were born in Wolverhampton and one of them does have more than a hint of it in her accent. My two grandkids are Walsall born and bred. They're not TOO bad.
  5. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    Another oddity of the English language. Why doesn't us rhyme with bus?
  6. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    It does, doesn't it?
  7. lardylady

    lardylady Star commenter

    I'm a brummie and have never said 'buz'.
    lindenlea likes this.
  8. eljefeb90

    eljefeb90 Senior commenter

    I recall chatting with some pupils at a school in East Birmingham. Our Spanish assistant was also there. She had not been taught Brummie and excused herself by saying ,in RP, 'I have to catch the bus' (''bas'').I
    The kids burst out laughing at this posh version of what we term a 'buz'.
    The poor, embarrassed Spanish assistant thought she had mispronounced the word, and said, "Oh dear, I always have trouble with my bowels "(vowels). This set us off again..those vs and bs in Spanish , they're a minefield!
    nizebaby likes this.
  9. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    It's sort of halfway between buss and buzz and nizeman says that's how I do it every time.
  10. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Perhaps you're a posh Brummie?? ;):p
  11. lardylady

    lardylady Star commenter

    I don't think so. I'm only a couple of miles from Spaghetti Junction :D
  12. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    And I'm not a Brummie but say 'buz'......
  13. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

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  14. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Ama gooin up the Bull riiiing on a buzz!
  15. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Had to smile at this on the TV today
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