YOUR BLACK COUNTRY PHRASE BOOK It aye (it most certainly isn't) Alf baerked (rather silly) Blartin' (crying) Aer bin ya (are you OK?) Caerke'ole (mouth) Gray pays un baircon (grey peas and bacon, a traditional dish) I guh ter Bloxwich (that really has quite surprised me) Saft as a biled taernip (a very silly individual) Yampy
(deranged) They bay bins bin they?
is a well-known Midlands word and, as @jakeyvilla tells us on Twitter, it is used to describe someone who is daft, mad or losing the plot.
Jonny May (Moseley, Gloucester and England, 1 cap) Maverick May has a reputation for being as yampy
as a box of frogs, both when he's playing and when he's not and while he has unrecognisable from his early days at Moseley, he still has the ability to stun - for better or worse.
Thus the reader can gather from context that "yampy
" refers to the "sand" one must remove from the eyes after a night's sleep, "noseholes" are nostrils, and "totee" is a term for male genitalia (7).
They ranged from basic, photocopied affairs such as Anti Social and Private Enterprise, to more slickly produced magazines such as Alternative Sounds, Adventures in Reality and Ded Yampy
"I will be using quite a few phrases such as saft and yampy
- I will be getting as many Black Country phrases in my speech as possible.
The franchise has become like James Bond at his most flabby, yet there's just one real laugh - when Richard Griffiths' Vernon Dursley claims Potter has sent his boy 'yampy