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Re: The words 'Brummie' and 'Brummagem'

Posted by Word Camel on December 05, 2002

In Reply to: The words 'Brummie' and 'Brummagem' posted by Steve Thorne on December 05, 2002

: Has anyone ever come across the words 'Brummie' or 'Brummagem' used to describe anything of poor quality?

I have only ever heard "brummie" used to describe a person from Birmingham or to describe the Birmingham accent. I am wondering if there is a connection though, since there seems to be a nationwide collective prejudice in the UK against
poor old Brimingham. The accent is much maligned. It doesn't seem a huge leap to imagine it being used in the way you describe.