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Scouse

Scouse is the accent and dialect of English found in the north-western English city of Liverpool and in some adjoining urban areas of Merseyside. The Scouse accent is highly distinctive and sounds wholly different from the accents used in the neighbouring regions of Cheshire and rural Lancashire. Inhabitants of Liverpool are called Liverpudlians, but are more often described by the slang term Scousers.

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"what about Likorish (liquorice) Legs, a skinny girls legs usually in black stockings......"

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The word Scouse was originally a variation of lobscouse (probably from the north German sailor's dish Labskaus), the name of a traditional dish of Scouse made with lamb stew mixed with hardtack eaten by sailors. Alternate recipes have included beef and thickened with the gelatin source found in cowheel or pig trotter in addition to various root vegetables. Other sources suggest that "labskaus" is a Norwegian term, and considering the number of Merseyside place-names ending in "-by" (Formby, Kirkby, Greasby, Pensby, Roby), a Viking rather than German source must be considered. Various spellings can still be traced, including "lobscows" from Wales, and some families refer to this stew as "lobby" rather than scouse. The dish was traditionally the fare of the poor people, using the cheapest cuts of meat available, and indeed when no meat at all was available scouse was still made, but this "vegetarian" version was known as "blind scouse".

The roots of the accent can be traced back to the large numbers of immigrants into the Liverpool area in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries including those from the Isle of Man, Scotland and, most importantly, Ireland. The influence of these different speech patterns became apparent in Liverpool, distinguishing the accent of its people from those of the surrounding Lancashire and Cheshire areas.

Questions and Answers

Q. Trying to find out what scousers say for

1) breadcake

2) really cold.

3) alleyway.

4) truancy

5) really good

Q. What grammar peculiarities can be found in Scouse?
Q. Doesn't anybody say 'semo' for a cemetery?? Born and bred in Birkenhead :) x
Q. There's also one that someone will av to reply to as i'm not sure if it originated in de pool, but about 15-20 yrs ago everyone was sayin MEGA, way before megastore etc. Can anyone verify?

Q. what is the slang for a Taxi in liverpool..?

Q. when i was young people called the back alley enogg or jigger does anyone remember the word enogg ??

A : Yes I remember it was used in the 60's when I lived in Anfield at the very heart of Scouseland

Q. Does anyone in Liverpool under 40 still call their mum their "Mam"? I'm 34 and the only people I've ever heard say it are my Parents' generation.

A: I think "Mam" was said mostly by people whose parents/grandparents were Welsh, and "Ma" was said by those with an Irish connection. I'm one of the few Scousers you'll ever meet whose family tree is exclusively English going back seven generations, so maybe that's why I've always used the word "Mum" instead.

 

A: yes, i always called my mum "mam" just felt better, she called my grandma mam too, probably where i got it from

Q. why are mary ellens called mary ellens ?

Q. why is someone called wacker ?

A: Wack in slang means to share, a wacker is someone who shares.

Feel free to contradict or add to answers

It is only recently that Scouse has been treated as a cohesive accent/dialect; for many years, Liverpool was simply seen as a melting pot of different accents with no one to call its own. The Survey of English Dialects ignored Liverpool completely, and the dialect researcher Ellis said that Liverpool [and Birkenhead] had "no dialect proper".[1]

Good Old Fashioned Scouse Humour

(Some swearing)

Features

Scouse is noted for a fast, highly accented manner of speech, with a range of rising and falling tones not typical of most of northern England. This has led to some people from the Midlands referring to Liverpool people as "Sing-song Scousers".

Irish influences include the pronunciation of the letter 'h' as 'haitch' and the plural of 'you' as 'youse'.

There are variations on the Scouse accent; with the south side of the city adopting a softer, lyrical tone, and the north a rougher, more gritty dialect. These differences between both the north side and the south side of the city can be seen in the pronunciation of the vowels. The northern half of the city more frequently pronounce the words book, cook, look and took, as in the words boo, coo, loo and too, and then adding the k sound at the end. The southern half of the city show a greater likeness to the more common pronunciation of these words.

Comparison with recordings made since the 1960s support the notion that the Scouse accent is ever-changing. From the mid-1980s it has evolved into a more abrasive and less melodious form than it was in the 1960s.

"I was born in and lived in Liverpool all my life, I bought this as a little present for my boyfriend to help him out since he isn't local. He tells me that it's a great help, and I found it amusing to look over all the old scouse phrases. Would recommend to anyone!"

Scouse dialect

As with all dialects, there are many words in Scouse that would be strange to an outsider, some of the more common being:

  • ackers - (money/cash)
  • ale 'ouse - (pub)
  • ali - (barber/hair dresser)
  • antwakky - (antique/old fashioned)
  • are-eh - pronounced "R A" - A complaint of misfortune or unfairness (e.g. "are-eh, that's proper arlarse that!")
  • arlarse - (mean, unfair or crafty person or act, also 'arl')
  • auld - (old)
  • bag'ead - (heroin addict)
  • bail - (run away)
  • bang - (Threaten to harm somebody, e.g. 'I'll bang you lad')
  • beak - (cocaine/(the) judge)
  • bell end - (idiot [offensive])
  • beast/beastie - (great/boss)
  • bevvie/bevvy - (alcoholic drink)
  • bevvied - (drunk)
  • bezzy - (best)
  • biddie - (woman (normally old))
  • biff - (a poor person/idiot)
  • bifta/bifter - (cigarette)
  • big girl's blouse (wimp [male])
  • bill - (alone/on one's own e.g. 'I'm on my bill')
  • billy - (a loner)
  • binnie - (binman)
  • bizzies - (the police)
  • blurt - (seman/idiot)
  • boff - (fart)
  • boss - (excellent)
  • boxer - (coffin maker)
  • busy/busies - (a policeman/policemen)
  • bute - (a smug self righteous know-it-all/snob)
  • cackhanded - (inept person or left-handed person)
  • casey - (leather football)
  • chest - (a muscley person 'He's a chest him')
  • chief - (thief)
  • chiefed - (stolen)
  • class - (really good)
  • cob on - (sulking / angry as in "He has a cob-on")
  • come 'ed - (come on, contraction of "come ahead")
  • cozzy - (costume, usually swimming-)
  • dead - (really, e.g. 'dead smart')
  • dipper - (pickpocket)
  • Dirty Bastard - (a person from Manchester)
  • divvy - (stupid person)
  • do in - (to beat someone up/damage something e.g. 'I'll do you in!'/'I did in my back')
  • duff up - (beat up)
  • emmy oggie - (empty house)
  • firebobby - (a fireman)
  • freemans - (someone else paying for the ale)
  • fit - (good looking)
  • gary - (ecstasy [tablet]. Named after Gary Ablett)
  • geg - (to interrupt or be nosey)
  • get - (idiot, sometimes preceded with "dozey" or "dopey")
  • gizza - (shortened form of the words "give me a...")
  • gizzit - (give it to me, contraction of "give us it")
  • go 'ed - (shortened form of "go ahead", "go on", or "ok then")
  • gorra - (got to, have to)
  • gozzie - (cross eyed)
  • gripped (to be caught doing something)
  • grock - (Phlegm. Also a large intimidating person)
  • head - (someone who is physically tough. Also used as a suffix to anything, usually describing characteristics e.g. 'you mad'ead')
  • ozzie/ozzy - (hospital)
  • in a bit - (goodbye)
  • is right - (an expression of support/approval/agreement)
  • it's all going off - (to describe a physical fight)
  • jarg - (fake)
  • jigger - (back alley of a house)
  • joey - (a person of mental handicapp)
  • judy - (young woman)
  • judy scuffer - (a policewoman)
  • kecks - (underpants or trousers)
  • knackers - (testicles)
  • khazi - (toilet)
  • kidda - (lad, mate)
  • la - (lad, friend)
  • latchlifter - (price of half a pint of ale)
  • laughin' - (good)
  • 'leccy - (electric)
  • leg it - (run away)
  • luzz - (throw)
  • made up - (happy/pleased)
  • meff - (idiot)
  • messy - (intoxicated)
  • nob'ead - (idiot [offensive])
  • penguin house - (a convent)
  • plums - (testicles)
  • pure - (meaning really, or a lot, e.g. 'I was pure embarrassed lerd')
  • prezzie - (present)
  • privvy - (the toilet)
  • properly - (pronouned 'prop'ly'. An intensifier e.g. 'that's properly good')
  • Scally - (sub grouping of youths, similar to chav, shortened from scallywag meaning 'mischievous youth')
  • rem - (idiot, person with mental disabilities)
  • scatty - (dirty/disgusting)
  • scone 'ead - (idiot)
  • scran - (food)
  • scrat end - (Burnt chips)
  • scuffer - (a policeman)
  • shady - (dubious, unfair)
  • sketchy - (dodgy)
  • skinny - (sly/unfair)
  • sloobag - (promiscuous person)
  • smart - (great, brilliant)
  • Snaff - (multiplicitous)
  • soft lad - (idiot - a term of endearment or aggression depending on context)
  • sound - (good, well, I agree)
  • sly - (devious, nefarious, sordid e.g 'That's sly that')
  • spends - (money)
  • spoon - (To kick a ball badly, to make a mistake)
  • swede - (A person's head e.g 'He is doing my swede in')
  • tatty'ead - (somebody with an objectionable/scruffy haircut)
  • tod - (alone/on one's own e.g. 'I'm just on my tod')
  • trainies/trabs - (sports footwear)
  • twirlie/twirly - (a female pensioner)
  • us - (me)
  • west - (peculiar/unusual/mad)
  • whackers - anyone who don't come from Liverpool
  • whopper - (prone to exaggeration)
  • Wool/Woollyback - (Non-Liverpudlians living in areas surrounding Liverpool)
  • wrecks (to hurt/cause discomfort e.g. 'That's wreckin' my head')
  • yews/youse - (plural version of "you")

Longest words in Scouse

Avyagorrapenser - No, not a middle eastern city, but simply a question asked by a young lad to his teacher when he found out he had left his pen at home. Roelf

 

A candidate for the longest scouse word ?


Deedontalklikewedododeedohey They don't talk like we do

 

Aaryagoindeozzydizavy ? are you going to the hospital this afternoon?

 

Watsamattawack ? What's the matter mate ?

 

Do you know of any other really long words in scouse ?

 

If you know anymore Scouse please tell us in the Have_your_Say box below

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Comments

what about Likorish (liquorice) Legs, a skinny girls legs usually in black stockings, (stoks) the girl would be called a skinny 'm link. my old da called the liver buildings the clock house, next door to the sugar 'ouse. Your clock was your face. He's got a right clock on. (bad mood) Been gone from the pool for 30 years now, born in Speke and still have the accent.

Hi, I notice that you do not have "chocka" (Full of strength, energy, power, or ambition) on the list of words. I belive it's very widely used by Scousers :-)

A scouse poem

I was walking down the street & i saw ar Mary,

she was selling goosgogs outsid the Dariy,

I said what you sellin wack

& she answered me back,

Oh there gear little plumbs only hairy,

Enny wet nelly left Mam

(Not sure what it means ?)

Goosgog=Gooseberry. Wetnelly, Giza=give me one

Planning a trip to the UK for next year, and have a connection in L'pool. I've been doing research on the area and even using the street view function on googlemaps to get more familiar.

Even though I've never been to the UK, let alone L'pool, I'm getting hooked on this town, so obviously I'm looking fwd to hanging there (as well as using as a travel base for a couple wks).

The people, the architecture, the seas, proximity to Wales & Ireland, history, etc... lookin' forward to it.

My ma was born in L'pool in speke, an my da was born in Crocky, an me bro was born in Wavo an so was I but when we was aba 13 an me bro was abar 17 we moved 2 Anfied so we lived dere 4 abar 2/3 yrs den we moved 2 Rhyl (North Wales) the worst thing we've ever done f..... hate it here.... Might be comin back 2 L'pool soon coz i still class l'pool as my home, An the people from dere r the greatest people you would ever meet
WOW a lot of this is 50's 60's and 70's I live 'ere and 'av dun for 53 years and don't know anyone nowadays that says 90% of the stuff written here
Pissed - drunk
Polly/poey/poltent/potent - fit
Fit - nice (eg.That food was fit)
Meeting/necking - snogging
Joke - (eg. he's a joke him)
Swerved/jibbed - used to brake up with someone (eg. Your swerved)
Bag-head/tramp/meff - someone poor
Innit - shortened for isn't it
Sick - really good (eg. That cars sick)
Trabs/webbs - shoes
Clobber - clothes
Crimbo - christmas
Deckies - decorations
Scran - food
Ye mar/dar - mum or dad
Smash - win (eg. I'd smash you at football)
 
scousers use the word 'like' in nearly every sentence  also we use the word 'proper' alot. proper scousers for life like, jemma and chelsea :D
joe or joe baxi = taxi
a bluey = £5
me tart = my girlfriend/wife
dandruff in the kite= to headbutt somone.
me dicky dirt= shirt
me grundys=underpants
bills= another word for undies.
ackers=money
do you wanna go= challenge somone to a fight.

im from scottie road but moved away from my city 20 odd years ago..but i still love the place and call it my home..scousers are salt of the earth..and im very proud to be one.

Here's a few Scouse words I used when I was a kid:

antwacky = old fashioned
divvy = stupid person
blert = idiot
blag = to get something for nothing
bagsy = to identify something as yours
grebo = long-haired rocker-type person
pea-whack = pea soup
iya = hello
The Corpy = Local Borough Council (short for Corporation)
bizzies = police
cob-on = sulking
in-bulk = laughing

and a favourite, which wasn't a word, but if you stuck your tongue down the front of your bottom teeth and went "uuuuuurrrrrgggh" to someone,it meant that they were being a divvy

MARMALIZE - to hurt - i'll bleedin marmalize yer
warra bout DO ONE as in go away, JUST DO ONE WILL YER GERROUT ME FACE
Allo der I was born in Liverpool in 1933 but sadly not there now.  I remember me owld granny used to have some funny sayings: a person who was  bit soft( I think) was known as Phil Garlick, a woman who thought she was somebody special would be referred to as Fan Tush, someone who might be stood up could be left standing there like a ham bone.  Another that I never understood was in all my Dickie Mint, a lovely way of describing someone who was gloomy or a misery guts would be described as having a face like a gas man's mac, I can only suppose this was a reference to a uniform coat/mac that was grey and long - I could be wrong.  Wonderful way with words.
Remember a mate always yelling for a `Joe Baxi` when we needed a taxi home after a session ! :-)
Liverpool will be a part of me forever. Moved to london over 25 years ago but still go back every 6 weeks to get my hair done. Once a scouse, always a scouse.
I'm from Sunny Birkenhead but have lived in Qatar for the past three years. As I'm in such a multi cultural environment I have to modify my speech to make my self understood.
Burrits great ta lerri all go on a Tersdee night an av a bevvie wid me mates, speshli wen I av ta stop an explain worranonabout, an tha'.
working the welt ?? the welt was nowt to do with a union ? it was a form of working on the docks  it was 1 hour on 1 hour off  and they took it in turns and if you worked on a sunday you got an hour off to go to church with pay so with your welt   you had an hour church and an hour welt then dinner time an other hour ..3 hours ? then you worked an hour  then your welt again so in 8 hours you only worked a bout 3 hours for 8 hours pay
Really enjoyed reading all the old Liverpool sayings...brings back so many memories!  I love 'nimps' as in easy but my favourite that isn't mentioned in any of the above is 'No Co' meaning no one's gettin any..'No Co on these crisps' ha ha I still say it to my kids. CLASS :)
I have been supporting them Reds since 1993, ever wanted to be a part of them lads.. hopefully in the next couple or years ill be a part of them scouse.. Alf scouse from Arab world..
Luv u tatty ead
Our family's from Birkenhead, but we have a couple of sayings that Liverpudlians have nicked ;

'you look like a balley's revenge' - you look a right mess

'Snooing' - swarming (as in the kitchen was snooing with ants)

'wet echo' - couldn't fight his way out of a wet echo

The Mersey Funnel or Paddy's Wigwam - Catholic Cathedral

'Bommy'- Bonfire

'Butty' - Sandwich

More when I think of 'em or when I've been to me Mam's, she knows the lot...
hi I'm from Glasgow and went down to Liverpool for the day, it's a great city but what makes it special are the people, friendly and funny had a great time, thanks Liverpool.

(last) (no good)
(Chokka) (chokka block) as in full up
(a bit iffy) as in not quite legal
(moby) as in mobile shop
(round the ouses) as in not straight forward
(nimps) as in easy

iya
"proper" ..... "i just proper fell over"
Lived most of my life in Australia but I'm still asked what part of Ireland I come from. How about gertya, cavy, drumbangers, ee aye addio, werkin' de welt, pitch n toss, green goddesses, d'roundy (the rotunda), d'cazzie, Aintree Iron, parli d'scouse lar. Da'll duyis fer now. Roy, Geelong, Victoria.
Most of the addenda in these comments are inanely derived from Americana or even sub-Cockney estuarine. Proper scouse has become almost extinct today, has been in decline since every household acquired a television post 1950s.
yak--yakka--eeeeeyakka..[aint 2 taystee or pleasent onda beedeeez...LFC...4eva
COME ED, GRANDAD!
thank ya !
in a bit kidda
bizzies
happenin laaa
scran
webs
bevy
lid= ya mate  or friend
bitters = Evertonians
"Gegg in" meaning either listening into a conversation or going somewhere uninvited. E.g "shall we just gegg in to the party" or someone may say "stop gegging into my convo"
SCOUSER TILL I DIE LA!
Gertya ya swine's melt expression of dissatisfaction. Droppin' a green golly expelling coloured saliva. It's hard trying to think of polite meanings. Cavy, looking out for the police or priest. Drumbanger, no explanation needed for scousers. Lallio coco co, playground game. Ee aye addio, numerous chants followed. Werkin' de welt (blue and white unions down the docks).  Roy, Australia
Forgot to mention
MANC- a man u fan
Most of the addenda in these comments are inanely derived from Americana or even sub-Cockney estuarine. Proper scouse has become almost extinct today, has been in decline since every household acquired a television post 1950s.
to keep dowse or dixie, we used these words as kids in Kirkdale when they used to have cocky watchmen on building sites. basically, a lookout for kids misbehaving where they shouldn't be!
Im from Liverpool an I think its the best city ever people der are da best
I love me ma makin scouse
scousers r sound
offie-a liquor store
blag-fake, artificial
taigs-boobs
twirly - when a old lady gerrs on dat buss dey sey too early lyk twirly

alf of dese no one uses any more
2010 ones :
sick-sound,good,boss,excellent (your ken is sick ) you have boss ouse
ken-house
chesty-has a chest could batter yerr
r kayleigh - someone n ur family
r kid - brother or sister
ite- iya
alright - how aree yerrr

scouse nd proud
sound = OK, great
Nesh = to be whimpy/a big girls blouse: as in "Mam, me bath water's cold". -"don't be so nesh lad an just geddin !".

A Hack = A Taxi (from Hackney Carriage).
no place like it. alot of phrases thrown about all over the uk now, originated in liverpool, like dickhead + sound and thatt ahahaa:) im not english kid, im scouse <3
only two more i can think of... Pal (someone who's annoyed you) and a newish one.. Swerve (avoid)

wish i was back home in liverpewl... miss it so much.. come on you reds!! YNWA
ME MAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!
SCOUSER FOR LIFE!!!!!!!
WHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
I think we are special us liverpudlians and we are the nicest in the country i have heard ... not saying nothing but i yahooed it ... come on you scousers :D xxx

Answer wanted

what is the slang for a Taxi in liverpool..?

Didn't realize a load of these were actually Liverpool slang since I hear them all over England and have for years. Currently living in Cornwall here's a load that I hear pretty commonly from the above list.

(bail, bevvy, bell end, biddie, bifta, cack handed, class, dead, divvy, do in, duff up, fit, in a bit, its all going(or kicking) off, knackers, laughin, leg it, messy, nob'ead, plums, prezzie, scally, sketchy, shady, smart, sound, sly, spends, whopper, wrecks, youse)
LIVERPOOL IS THE SICKEST PLACE AROUND SCOUSERS ARE THE FIRST TO GET STUFF WE MAKE THE FASHION AND DEN IT GETS PASSED ON TO OTHER CITIES    PLUGGY DA MAIN MAN  L26-L4 GET ON IT
i live in liverpool, and i would just like to say that many of those words we don't used any more. i would also like to add some more of my own:
helmet - sloth
sloth - someone who is really stupid
gimp - idiot
gobshite - surely the best insult ever
I was born in Liverpool 8 in 1954 and lived there till i was twenty one, we called back alleys ennogs, we had a bombed oller next door to us so really we lived in a semi thanks to the Germans.
I grew up in the city and was amazed on how the city centre has improved, but shocked to find the place taken over by Orange Women and sour faced humourless people!
Yes when I read through your scouse meanings jigger rabbit sprung to mind it re; liverpool lou
 
sound mate!
I live not too far from scouser land and here's a few for ya.
deffo as in definitely
plazzy as in plastic usually referring to plastic scousers from ellesmere port lol or a cheap football.
casey as in a leather dead boss football
footy as in football
lad as in alright lad, use it friendly or in warning as in listen ere lad.
ton as in I'll give yer 5 ton lad for der car, I'll pay 5 hundred pounds for your car sir.
scouser 4 life lad init
Liverpool is the best place on earth !
i love it so much la. I hate the way scousers get so much stick for things though.
Liverpool Foreverr Guyss!! =) x x
wats bab mean other than just short for babe
Boss city !!!
Thanks for the Scouse Dialect I left Liverpool in 1978 and some of these brought back a lot of memories I will share theses with my American kids tonight. Thanks. Terry S
I'm hooked on your wonderful city.  My wife and I (whackers in scouse) visited Liverpool from Ohio for the first time this past October for 7 days in search of my roots as my grandparents (wooleybacks) were born in Appley Bridge/Wigan in the early 1880s.  Returning from Wigan on the train to Lime Street Station, we met (got to chattin with) Alan, a sidekick to Billy Mahar who hosts a wonderful show each weekend on BBC Merseyside.  

As I said previously, I'm hooked as we now tune in, despite the 5 hour time difference, whenever we can.  You can be proud of your community including:  St. Georges Hall, especially the Anglican Cathedral, Albert Dock, the Royal Liver Building, etc.  We also had interesting side trips to Southport and Blackpool.  As the famous American General Douglas McArthur once said, "I shall return."

ahh you beaut/joke/gimp = idiot (iiiiiidiot)
scouse + proud!
What about the DOCKERS UMBRELLA (The old overhead railway that used to run from the Dingle to Seaforth along by the docks) Joe T Runcorn
Liverpool Rules AMAMZINNNN! ILLSM XXXXXXXXXX
'our kid' about the youngest in the family, even if they're 22 by this point haha. And 'our... Jack' etc about any family member.
Sound = boss or really good
defo= definitely
boss list la!
erz a cupla belters for yer...

abar = about
webs = trabs
ringpiece = knobhead
redshite = kopite
bluenose = matchgoer!
Bone orchard is a cemetery in kirkdale.

manc = person from manchester

does anyone remember playing 'ollies', the game of marbles ?
ma - mum
da - dad
my mum is a scouser so i'm part scouser but i don't live in Liverpool it's a good city to be on your own or with a mate.
liverpool is a fantastic city, i'm from london and i feel like a scouser. by the way i have a scouse girlfriend the accent is dead sexy.

Queen of Sheba - Stuck up woman

i.e. Who does she think she is, the Queen of Sheba ?

MEEE MAAAAAAAA - my mother

u waa ! - what do you mean ?

moggy - cat

I have been in Liverpool recently. I thought my level of English was good and I could manage pretty well at the airport but as soon as I came across a native, a taxi driver, a bed and breakfast owner I realised nothing of what I had already learnt was of any use. I didn't understand a word!!! It was quite frustrating. I had already been told about that accent but I thought they would use a more standard language with foreigners. Apart from that I really got a very good impression of the city, especially The Albert Dock.
What about EEYAR meaning "there you go like" EEYAR "you have that"
Grim, Like as in "don't be grim", "that's grim" or a "grim deal"

tidy - fit = gorgeous

Brilliant. Say what you want about Liverpool buts it because were different which makes us that bit special.
ya ma ! = to insult another scouser, its the winner of all arguments!

laa/lerd/lad/lar/laaaaird = mate

me = my (e.g. doin' me 'ead in)

i got one ; sappo? - how are you ? ; sappinin - whats happening ? - scouser for life ;D charlotte

beanie (annoying, disturbing)

eres a few used by all the boys these days:

joe = taxi, from joe baxi, the boxer (from cockney rhymin slang)

bec = again, or not again (ohhh bec = ohh not again)

neck / shift / meet / get off = snog someone

jerry = finger (jerry springer, give him/her the finger, middle finger)

prem = comes from PREMature baby, idiot

stick = abuse (he was givin me stick, givin me abuse)

Liverpool rocks my socks

I love liverpool - it is a most well rounded and interesting place.

I would like to visit Liverpool some time, cause I am Norwegian, and i don't speak so very good English. But perhaps I can pronounce it in livererpoolish

Are ye cummin to de bayos dis savo?
Are you coming to the swimming baths this afternoon?

Hiya
Wicker is missing.  Means a suit (normally men's) and you could visit Owen Owen or John Lewis in the '50s and say "I wanna wicker whacker" to the first sales clerk.
Cya
Gari the Sandgrounder
("Anymore for the shore" as they used to shout at Exchange Station)

PS Kneetrembler is also not in the list but perhaps a bit too Scouse.  Heard on Ribble Bus on Southport-Maghull-Liverpool stretch once, 2 judes talking and one asks "Whatya do on Sat'dee?"  "We went up a jigger fir a kneetrembler".

MOODY - suspect or shady, (as in "that milk tastes a bit moody")

ers one BEEFHED (stocky person)

scousers for ever babyee !

A Flim is a £5 note i seem to remember, when i was a kid we used to play on the olla, which was patch of rough ground where houses once stood.

(another name for waste ground when we were kids in the 60's was Bomie sites as they where still many left after the bombing raids of the war.)

Just returned from Liverpool after 40 years!  I was born there in 1939 and lived there for my first 21 years.  I worked for Cunard in the Liver buildings and spent my days and nights travelling between the Pier Head, the Liverpool Art School and the clubs - Cavern, Jacaranda etc., and the coffee bars - the Majorca,etc. and then catching the bus home to the suburbs - first Mossley Hill and later, Woolton Village.  I was sent to elocution lessons so I wouldn't (God Forbid) sound like a scouser!  Well - I have been in the USA for 45 years - have a sort of mid-Atlantic accent BUT I still say "fur" for "fair" and Long Island is Longgg Island.  I am a speech pathologist and my  American tudents often correct  me.  

The "sing-song" quality of scouse is music to my ears.  Well "de pool" has certainly been tarted up.  Went to the Tate, Slavery Museum, the Phil for the Lennon songbook, Crosby beach, El Crocodillo in Woolton village which used to be "me Da's Pub" when it was called The Elephant. Oh and let's not forget Alma de Cuba!  Well it would  be a lot more interesting to be dragging around Liverpool in my late teens - early twenties today than in the late 50's and early 60's.  However, since I only had a spare ten bob each week for entertainment in those days - what was available then was "de gear".  A short aside - the scousers and I had a hard time understanding one another!

Aaaah, de doo dow don't de dow!

How funny are we lid that was proper off its ed readin dat a couple i didn't recognise though an i've lived in the pool all me 26 years and a joey is someone you send on messages or to get somthing for you how about you dope on a rope or you spazzie on a lazzie you could go on an on laterz!!

twirlie was given to the elderly trying to board the the bus before there bus pass was legal, say it was due to operate at 10am  they would get on at 9.45 and say amma twirlie or am I too early

ers one for ya la, JIGGER RABBIT,(CAT), loads more but havent got the time, nice site great read, thanks Ken.T

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