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I ran across this on YouTube. It's someone attempting to demonstrate my local accent. He actually doesn't do a bad job, His pronunciations are good but there are several times when he gets the sentence stresses and intonations wrong. He is also mispronouncing "Ay, I" (Aren't I ot Am I not) which he says as if saying the letter I twice whereas it's actually more like A I (spoken as letters).

A fair try though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOKtWd-VX4k

(Incidentally, you very rarely hear "wammel" these days.)

I am a bit baffled by some of the comments which are variations on "I'm from the Black Country and never heard these words" because every one of them is completely commonplace. I grew up using them all.

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So, "cock" is a term of endearment? That could be confusing.

It just confirms that I'll never be able to understand Bob when I see him again (hopefully soon!)
 
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The English suffix -cock is usually described as a diminutive (e.g., in surnames such as Hitchcock). This might be related to the Black Country word.


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Is "petcock" a spigot that emits an endearing liquid? Roll Eyes
 
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Always good to see you, z! Yes, that could be a link to the Black Country word.
 
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