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GUEST,John Gray / Australia BS: What I've learned from the Mudcat (17) RE: BS: What I've learned from the Mudcat 12 Nov 01


RtS. In my father's time the term Brummie, or Brum, was used to refer to something that wouldn't work, or had stopped working. A failed watch was - I've got a brummie watch, or a conked out car was said to be - a brum car.
It would seem to have originated as a derogatory term, probably the first few Birminghamites out here to dig for gold leant on their shovels a bit much. ( a guess )

JG/FME.




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