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17 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Birmingham

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1. "Piece"

What it normally means: A bit of something. What it means in Birmingham: A sandwich. Best served with Daddies sauce to make a "hot sauce piece".
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What it normally means: A bit of something.

What it means in Birmingham: A sandwich. Best served with Daddies sauce to make a "hot sauce piece".

2. "Bullring"

What it normally means: An arena in which bull fighting takes place.What it means in Birmingham: The golfball-shaped building you head to for a spend-up of a Saturday.
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What it normally means: An arena in which bull fighting takes place.

What it means in Birmingham: The golfball-shaped building you head to for a spend-up of a Saturday.

3. "Cob"

What it normally means: The husk on which corn lives.What it means in Birmingham: A soft bread roll.
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What it normally means: The husk on which corn lives.

What it means in Birmingham: A soft bread roll.

4. "Buzz"

What it normally means: The noise bees make.What it means in Birmingham: The mode of public transport every other English speaker calls a "bus".
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What it normally means: The noise bees make.

What it means in Birmingham: The mode of public transport every other English speaker calls a "bus".

5. "Gully"

What it normally means: A mystical ravine that is formed by water, as in Fern Gully.What it means in Birmingham: The alleyway round the side of yer 'ouse that leads to the garden.
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What it normally means: A mystical ravine that is formed by water, as in Fern Gully.

What it means in Birmingham: The alleyway round the side of yer 'ouse that leads to the garden.

6. "Tip top"

What it normally means: Something really great. What it means in Birmingham: A cheap, neon ice-pop that will cool you down on a hot summer's day.
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What it normally means: Something really great.

What it means in Birmingham: A cheap, neon ice-pop that will cool you down on a hot summer's day.

7. "Balti"

What it normally means: A curry dish, cooked and served in a wok-like pan.What it means in Birmingham: Any food that's Indian (or looks vaguely Indian).
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What it normally means: A curry dish, cooked and served in a wok-like pan.

What it means in Birmingham:
Any food that's Indian (or looks vaguely Indian).

8. "Island"

What it normally means: A mass of land surrounded entirely by sea.What it means in Birmingham: The annoying roundabout you'll find at the end of every other road.
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What it normally means: A mass of land surrounded entirely by sea.

What it means in Birmingham: The annoying roundabout you'll find at the end of every other road.

9. "Lunch"

What it normally means: A meal eaten in the middle of the day, between breakfast and dinner. What it means in Birmingham: A mid-morning snack.
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What it normally means: A meal eaten in the middle of the day, between breakfast and dinner.

What it means in Birmingham: A mid-morning snack.

10. "Dinner"

What it normally means: An evening meal.What it means in Birmingham: What you eat in the middle of the day, and what posh people eat at night.
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What it normally means: An evening meal.

What it means in Birmingham: What you eat in the middle of the day, and what posh people eat at night.

11. "Basically"

What it normally means: A word you use when you're simplifying something. What it means in Birmingham: A word you use to preface absolutely everything.
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What it normally means: A word you use when you're simplifying something.

What it means in Birmingham: A word you use to preface absolutely everything.

12. "Flying a kite"

What it normally means: A wholesome activity that involves sailing fabric through the air.What it means in Birmingham: Paying a cheque into the bank.
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What it normally means: A wholesome activity that involves sailing fabric through the air.

What it means in Birmingham: Paying a cheque into the bank.

13. "Mint"

What it normally means: A refreshing herb.What it means in Birmingham: Something really great.
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What it normally means: A refreshing herb.

What it means in Birmingham: Something really great.

14. "Pop"

What it normally means: A genre of music.What it means in Birmingham: Any drink that isn't booze, tea, or water (otherwise known as "council pop").
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What it normally means: A genre of music.

What it means in Birmingham: Any drink that isn't booze, tea, or water (otherwise known as "council pop").

15. "Spaghetti"

What it normally means: A type of pasta.What it means in Birmingham: The most ridiculous junction you'll ever encounter.
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What it normally means: A type of pasta.

What it means in Birmingham: The most ridiculous junction you'll ever encounter.

16. "Yam"

What it normally means: A vegetable that is similar, but not identical to, a sweet potato. What it means in Birmingham: A person from the neighbouring Black Country.
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What it normally means: A vegetable that is similar, but not identical to, a sweet potato.

What it means in Birmingham: A person from the neighbouring Black Country.

17. "0121"

What it normally means: The area code required to phone someone in Birmingham.What it means in Birmingham: To scarper. For example, "Let's 0121, do one."
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What it normally means: The area code required to phone someone in Birmingham.

What it means in Birmingham: To scarper. For example, "Let's 0121, do one."