Is that English?

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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 169200Post Graye
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:45 pm

I think scrobble must be VERY localised as it was something all my friends knew when I was small. This was in Bromsgrove/Redditch when they were sleepy little backwaters and not the overflow from bulldozed bits of Birmingham which Redditch has definitely become and Bromsgrove partially so. The each had their own distinct accents but I've noticed these have mostly become swallowed up by the very different Brummie accent these days.

It means to screw up, as in a piece of paper rather than make a mess of things.
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 169201Post Milims
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:01 pm

SusieGee wrote:
and my great grandmother used to say I amma which meant I am not (going to do something)

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Funnily enough we use ammant the same way.
Another that I use frequently is vaa nigh - which means almost or very nearly

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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 169202Post Green Aura
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:29 pm

I like that one :lol:

In Rochdale they have a saying "thes nowt wrong wi' owt that dunt spirtle green grummins" = you can still eat it :lol:
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 169251Post Brij
Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:43 pm

anarchistinslippers wrote:
Brij wrote:Speaking the Queen's French, me!
But she's bloody German!
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 169309Post Derry
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:25 am

Graye wrote:I think scrobble must be VERY localised as it was something all my friends knew when I was small. This was in Bromsgrove/Redditch when they were sleepy little backwaters and not the overflow from bulldozed bits of Birmingham which Redditch has definitely become and Bromsgrove partially so. The each had their own distinct accents but I've noticed these have mostly become swallowed up by the very different Brummie accent these days.

It means to screw up, as in a piece of paper rather than make a mess of things.

ooooh. im only 5 mins up the road from bromsgrove, but yeah, i suppose that area has all become sucked into the birmz

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