Bhamwiki:Slang terms

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This page collects local slang terms used (verifiably) in the media. This list will never be comprehensive, but it may someday be useful enough to become a real article:

Forced possessives

  • It has been observed that Birminghamians tend to add an apostrophe-s to the names of businesses even when there is no reason for it. (Britling's, Parisian's, Rojo's, etc.). Documented by Bob Carlton (January 31, 2010) "Za Za Trattoria is now Trattoria Centrale." Birmingham News. This is not unique to Birmingham, but is very common here.

See also