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I like to listen to this lot once in a while.



Also one of my mum's friends is a scouser, I like her.
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A bit obscure, but I love his radio show.
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wifwendell wrote:
I like to listen to this lot once in a while.



Also one of my mum's friends is a scouser, I like her.


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I had to look it up:

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Why are people from Liverpool called scousers? Is it an insulting term or do Liverpudlians refer to themselves as scousers?

1. Scouse was a stew usually made from ship's biscuit and fish frequently eaten by sailors. I'm not sure why the term stuck with Liverpool and not other ports, maybe it was particularily popular in Liverpool. --Fergus McGee, Dublin, Ireland

2. The traditional explanation is that scouse is a contraction of 'lobscouse', which was a type of stew (Norwegian in origin), once popular among sailors, and is still eaten in Liverpool today.
As to whether it's insulting, you could call me paranoid, but any mention of my home town seems intended as an insult these days. People from Liverpool do call themselves Scousers though.

If, like me, you come from the blue half of town you don't refer to yourself as a Liverpudlian (which carries an entirely different connotation). -- Leo Hickey, Barking, Essex

3. The nickname is said to derive from the name of the traditional dish 'lobscouse', a sort of stew, which was/is eaten round there. Compare this with the German 'Labskaus', and Welsh 'lobsgows', both approximately similar dishes. -- Dominic Watt, Department of Linguistics & Phonetics, University of Leeds


As for myself, as a Sailor I never heard of lobscouse (until I read the Aubrey/Maturin series by PO'B.

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What do you call a Liverpudlian who has no arms or legs?
~"Bob's yer Uncle? Why, 'scouseloos' ma 'Gnipgnopgibblygitz'!"
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