Then make it so.


PRONUNCIATION: (BUHR-ming-ham-aiz)

MEANING: verb tr.: To render artificial.

ETYMOLOGY: After Birmingham, UK, where counterfeit coins were produced in the 17th century. Another word with a similar sense has formed from the corruption of the name Birmingham: brummagem. Earliest documented use: 1856.

NOTES: True to their name, in Birmingham, they have artificial grass, artificial body parts, artificial collections, and even colleges offering degrees in artificial intelligence.

BIRMINGHAMICE - fake jewelry

BRRMINGHAMIZE - to take the heat off counterfeit stolen property

BIRMINGHAMAIZE - corn grown in the West Midlands region of England