Ta-ra-a Bit, Our Kid : Bigger Second Edition!

Tara A Bit Cover V2 with Mike 9.6.18
A little book of slang used by Brummies

 

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What does ‘Chobblin’mean? What are ‘Donnies’? If it’s ‘Black Over Bill’s Mother’s’what should you do? Where does the saying come from? All these questions and many more are answered in this humorous and engaging little book of how Brummies spoke and speak. Containing sayings and phrases from recent history and much, much further back. Essential for the younger Brummie to understand their older relatives, and a book full of nostalgia for the ‘old uns’. A treasure-trove of Brummie, Black Country and other slang used in Birminghamfor centuries.

Reviews for ‘Tara-A-Bit’

Best Brummie book I’ve ever bought. : What an amazing little book. It has brought back memories from my childhood and some phrases I still use but not lived in Birmingham for 30 years. A resident in the home where I work is from Walsall and I have talked with him about this book and it has helped him remember the past. Thank you for a great book.

You don’t have to be a Brummie to enjoy this great little book. However it’s certainly useful if you have friends from this strange land and you don’t know what they are on about half the time! Some of the words and phrases were familiar to me but it’s good to find out their origin. My Dad always used fizzog for face but I never knew where it came from. Learning a new language is supposed to be good for the brain so buy this book, it’s probably easier than Spanish!

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‘Love it, knew them all being a Brummie. Good laugh: Its a bostin book our kid 🙂 love it knew them all being a Brummie. Good laugh 🙂 🙂 Thank you’

‘This is a lovely book. Short but fun. I enjoyed every page of it and recalled some words and phrases that have gone out of use. Nostalgia at its best. I do hope there are future volumes because I can think of so many more that need recording before they are gone for good. It would also make a great gift for bewildered foreigners from the frozen North beyond Stoke and the plumb in the gob South (anywhere below Bromsgrove)’

‘What an amazing little book. It has brought back memories from my childhood and some phrases I still use but not lived in Birmingham for 30 years. A resident in the home where I work is from Walsall and I have talked with him about this book and it has helped him remember the past. Thank you for a great book.’

‘You don’t have to be a Brummie to enjoy this great little book. However it’s certainly useful if you have friends from this strange land and you don’t know what they are on about half the time! Some of the words and phrases were familiar to me but it’s good to find out their origin. My Dad always used fizzog for face but I never knew where it came from. Learning a new language is supposed to be good for the brain so buy this book, it’s probably easier than Spanish’