Tuesday 30 September 2008

Welcome to my New Blog

I had some real trouble with my old blog and decided to delete it as i just couldn't get it back the way i wanted it, basically i tried to make some changes and they went drastically wrong, here i am again, with a new one :-).
I decided to post a little bit about the Blackcountry again just in case anyone new reading would wonder why i call myself Blackcountry Wench, all should become clear when you read on :-)

You won't find the Blackcountry marked on any map, but to a traditionalist, the Blackcounty covers West Bromwich, Oldbury, Blackheath, Cradley Heath, Old Hill, Bilston, Dudley, Tipton, Wednesfield a small part of Halesowen, Wednesbury & Walsall but NOT Wolverhampton, Stourbridge, Smethwick or Birmingham. The correct way to pronounce the word Black Country is to link the two words together i.e. "Blackcountry", rather than Black Country. Ok here endeth the short history lesson on where i come from, lol. mmmmm, thinking i may make it a feature of my blog, snippets of information from the Blackcountry, what do you think?

Blackcounty words

I have added Blackcountry words list (right hand bar) with English translations, as i come from the Blackcountry i thought it would be fun, and we do have some funny sayings for things, take a look and see if you can say them, lol. It is a dying dialect now though but i remember when i was little hearing some people speak with a real broad Blackcounty accent....tara a bit x