Talk Like a Brummie Day – 2009

TLABD 2009

Last years inaugural Talk Like a Brummie Day was loads of fun, thousands of people (on top of the million or so that already do) spent one day practising their best Brummie accents and I spent the day rushing between TV and radio interviews. It did seem to raise conciousness of the plight of the Brummie, and there’s a sense (with no corroborating figures) that our accent might be less abused in the media.

That said there’s more to do, take adverts; for every cute Brummie Feta cheese that says “what have I towld yew about playin with yer food?” there’s a guy that knows too much about ballet while at a pub quiz machine and gets sucked up a tube.

But how good does “plié” sound in a Brummie accent? No wonder the Royal Ballet moved here.

A few people have been asking when this year’s TLAB Day was, so I thought I’d mention that Talk Like a Brummie Day is like Comic Relief. Not “associated with Lenny Henry and not funny”, but “every two years”.

So join us for all your Talking Like a Brummie requirements on Friday 17 July 2009.

The Brummie Dictionary project is still going on the TLAB site, add your words or phrases.