Scousers – we’re a loveable bunch.
Residents of every city have their quirks – and Scousers are no exception. From our language oddities and humour to our love of proper food, our excellent music taste and our intolerance for badly cooked scouse, here are 28 things you should know before dating someone from Liverpool.
RINGO IS OUR LEAST FAVOURITE
WE MIGHT CALL EVERYONE LOVE BUT DON’T CONFUSE IT WITH LOVE, ALRIGHT LOVE?
YOU MUST LEARN TO MAKE SCOUSE
AND CHOOSE BETWEEN BEETROOT OR CABBAGE. IT CAN’T BE BOTH.
DESPITE WHAT YOU’VE HEARD, LIVERPOOL IS ONE OF THE SAFEST CITIES AND WE’LL KEEP IT THAT WAY
photo by Jazamin Sinclair
YOU MUST SUPPORT THE TEAM WE DO, OR AT LEAST PRETEND
MEETING OUR MA IS A BIG THING
AND MEETING OUR NAN IS EVEN BIGGER
OUR ACCENT IS LIKELY TO CONFUSE YOU
SPEAKING OF WHICH, YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN’T TRY DO THE ACCENT (OR ASK US TO SAY CHICKEN)
WE’RE PRETTY CULTURED FOLK
AND WE’LL HAVE YOU IN TEARS LAUGHING ALL NIGHT
WE LOVE A GOOD PARTY
AND BUYING US A NABZYS AT THE END OF IT IS THE WAY TO OUR HEART
WE CARE ABOUT OUR OWN
IF WE TELL YOU WE’VE GOT A COB ON, IT’S NOTHING TO DO WITH CORN
WE STAND UP FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE IN
AND WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP
WE CALL THIS A CHIP BARM
NOT A MUFFIN, OR ROLL, A BARM!
WE’VE GOT BOSS MUSIC TASTE AND LOVE A GOOD GIG
AND WE’RE FASHIONABLE BUGGERS, TOO (SOMETIMES)
MOST OF THE TIME WE’RE BEING SARCASTIC
WE’LL SHARE THE BILL BUT NOT THE FOOD
WE’RE PROUD OF OUR CITY
BUT DON’T TAKE OURSELVES SERIOUSLY
YOU’LL ALWAYS BE SECOND TO OUR FIRST LOVE; LIVERPOOL
ONCE YOU GO SCOUSE, YOU NEVER GO BACK
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