You may be wondering why people like me, who are natives of Birmingham are called Brummies? … Even today, Brummagem is still used to refer to Birmingham as slang, and this is often shortened to just Brum. As a result, natives of the city are collectively known as Brummies, and the accent is known by the same name. Aug 14, 2018
What is the nickname for Birmingham?
Did you know? Brummagem first appeared in the 17th century as an alteration of Birmingham, the name of a city in England. At that time Birmingham was notorious for the counterfeit coins made there, and the word brummagem quickly became associated with things forged or inauthentic.
Bombingham is a nickname for Birmingham, Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement due to the 50 dynamite explosions that occurred in the city between 1947 and 1965. The bombings were initially used against African Americans attempting to move into neighborhoods with entirely white residents.