Yamlet – Wolverhampton Hamlet

The people of the Black Counry, West Midlands are sometimes known as Yam Yams, after the dialectical contraction of You Are to Yow am or Yow’m.

(the Black Country is an area West of Birmingham comprising of Dudley, Stourbridge, Wolverhampton and Walsall. The name comes from the coal mining history of the area, where miners would emerge covered in black soot)

Hence the cultural project above, Yamlet, extracts  of Hamlet dialogue in the distinctive accent.

Here are inhabitants of Cradley Heath translating Black Country expressions:

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