On 2020-06-28 13:25, Jeff Allen wrote: [snip]
And the conclusion is right, but the argument is better than he makes it. I've no idea what a Weegie is, but Brum is just up the road from where I write, and I can tell you only about 60% of Brummies class themselves as white. A high proportion of those that don't are yet native speakers of English, often in the distinctive Black Country accent that some scholars think was Shakespeare's. Those who hope to be understood widely, in my experience, moderate their use of regional words, but it's grand to add a bit of local colour now and then.
I suspected that "Weegie" was Glaswegian. I quick search confirmed that.