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Liverpool English / Merseyside English
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Native to Liverpool
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Scouse ( sometimes called Liverpool English or Merseyside English) is an accent and dialect of English beginning in the northwest county of Merseyside. It originated mostly from Irish (from the The Irish Potato Famine) and Welsh immigrants. he Scouse accent is very noticeable and is not similar with those of the neighbouring regions. The accent is named after the stew scouse, which Liverpudlians eat alot. Liverpool's accent is often thought to be informal, like most of the "Northern" English accents.

The accent can now be found in areas close to Liverpool, like Widnes and Runcorn, because Liverpool was developed a lot in the 1950s. A lot of different types of the accent exist, for example, the Northern accent, which is different from the southern accent.

Words it uses

  • Abar: About
  • Antwacky: Old-fashioned
  • Arl arse: Unfair/mean
  • Aul fella: Father
  • Bail/ Bail it: To leave or decide to not do something
  • Baltic: Freezing
  • Barnet: Hair
  • Bevvy: Alcoholic drink
  • Bezzy: Best friend
  • Bifter/ciggy: Cigarette
  • Bizzy: Police officer
  • Blag: Fake
  • Boss: Great
  • Brekkie: Breakfast
  • Butty: Sandwich
  • Chocka: Heavily populated/busy
  • Clobber: Clothes
  • Clocked/Clocked it: To notice or see something
  • Cob on: Bad mood
  • Da: Father
  • Dead: Very
  • Devoed: Devastated
  • Gegging in: Being intrusive
  • Get on it/that: To do something or look at something
  • G'wed: Go ahead
  • Heavy: An expression used when something is very bad and less frequently when something is very good
  • Fuming: Extremely angry
  • Is right: An expression of agreement
  • Jarg: Fake
  • Kecks: Pants
  • Ken: House
  • Kip: Sleep
  • Lad/la/lid: Male friend or young man in general
  • Lecky: Electricity
  • Ma: Mother
  • Made up: Extremely happy
  • Minty: Dirty
  • Moody: When someone or something is bad
  • Offie: Off-licence
  • Ozzy: Hospital
  • Plazzy: Plastic
  • Plod: Police
  • Prin: A girl or woman (short for Princess)
  • Proper: Really/very
  • Scally: Chav
  • Scatty: When something is dirty or strange
  • Scran: Food
  • Sound: Okay
  • Swerve: Avoid
  • Ta: Thanks
  • Ta-ra: Goodbye
  • Terrored: When someone is being mocked or hounded about something (Short for Terrorised)
  • Trackie: Tracksuit
  • Webs: Trainers
  • West: Weird or crazy
  • Wool/Woolyback: Someone from the towns and villages near Liverpool
  • Yous/Youse: 2nd person plural.
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