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round the Wrekin

English Midlands, United Kingdom

Expression USED Frequently BY older Midlanders

Slang for going the long way around, based on "the Wrekin", a large hill in east Shropshire, England.

"Sorry I'm late. I got on the wrong bus and it took me round the Wrekin!"





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tara-a-bit

English | Brummie West Midlands, United Kingdom

Expression USED Frequently BY Working class and older generations

A way of saying ‘goodbye’ or ‘see you later’ used colloquially by people in the West Midlands, particularly common in Brummie and Black Country dialects.

"Tara-a-bit, bab!"