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Is Black Country phrase 'He's a Bramah' in use?

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: August 23, 2014

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THE article in The Bugle about Black Country men who built Britain, reminds me of a phrase which I have often heard, whenever I have worked with men from the Black Country.

The expression 'He's a Bramah' was used as praise for someone who had done something well or exceptional. Would this have originated in the time of John Joseph Bramah? Is this phrase still in use? Regards,

Garvey Humphrey.

garveyhumphrey@msn.com

PS I picked up the July 17 issue of The Bugle by mistake, at my local ASDA and I will now be a regular reader. Black Country people and Brummies seem to have a unique slant on life which is unequalled, even in the North.

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