4 definitions by Billy the Wool

There are two trains of thought of it's origin. The first one is the word 'scally' is a derivative of the Afrikaans word 'skollie' which means naughty or pesky little boy - A lot of soldiers from Liverpool fought in the Boer War and Afrikaans words were in vogue in the Scouse dialect for awhile though only two remain which are 'scally' and spion kop'

The other train of thought it that 'Scally' was derived from a tough Irish-Liverpool family of the same name, the Scally family had a lot of sons who were always up to no good and thus the beginnings of the term Scally.

A scally is not from Birmingham, Leicester, Keighley, Corby, Brighton, Rotterdam or Dar es Salaam - Scallies are Scousers or Mancunian in origin, Scallies dress, act, talk and interact in a very individualistic way.

Scallies don't tend to work, they end to dress in sports/casual gear, they tend to be Irish Catholic in origin and they tend to smoke, drink take too many drugs.

Scallies are physically puny and tend not to be able to fight all that well - despite their violent tenedencies - they get round this by breeding pitbull terriers and walking them everywhere and carrying weaponary which they will use liberally.

Scallies tend to come from a long line of workshy, deviant, unemployable and violent bloodlines and DNA. Despite this some scallies make it to the big time in the sporting and musical fields - most noteworthy are the Gallagher brothers and Joey Barton - proper scalls them three.

The nearest cousin to the scally is the Glaswegian 'Ned'
both Celtic in DNA attitude and look (weedy, pale and they tend to smell)the scally is here for the time being so we all better get used to it - and that means buying a decent house alarm.
Arrr ey mate - yer a proper scally aren't ya!
by Billy the Wool May 12, 2008
Scousers are an interesting result of the industrial revolution and Liverpool is a true immigrant city equalled only with London, New York and Buenos Aires. Most Scousers are of Irish and Welsh descent though the city has long standing Chinese, West African and Scandinavian communities with the term 'Scouser' coming from the dish 'Lobscouse' which is a bastardization of the Norwegian word 'labskaus' which is a Norwegian lamb/mutton stew.

I have read a lot of the enteries on here and knowing the city and a lot of the people I feel I can make a decent unbiased job of writing a fair review about Liverpool.

Scousers are famous for the sense of humour, though they can laugh at others and do so regulary, they cannot laugh at themselves, any joke about Liverpool is taken as a great insult, Scousers tend to have a victimized/martyrdom complex but despite this they are capable of great acts of charity and benevolence. Scousers more often than not employ a disarming but superficial friendliness to strangers - it is only when you get to know a Scouser that they start to grate.

Scousers have a 'big man' complex, most Scousers are not physically big nor physically hard though they are able to intimdate people through shouting at them with a guttural accent that has changed a lot in the past 30 years so they can sound more tough. Scousers can be violent and aggresive but the vast majority cannot fight to save their life - another paradox of this is that Liverpool is a famous amateur boxing city and has produced many fighters in the lighter weight divsions though never a really good big man and they never will due to the typical Scousers puny physique.

The 'Big Man' complex is more apparent in the workplace, Scousers as a rule loath to work but when forced to put in a days graft, Scousers all want to be the boss - 99.9% of them aren't capable of bossing a lemming over the cliff but their attitude to earning a honest living means they aren't receptive to working 8 hours a day under the orders of someone else - strikes and industrial action is still common in Liverpool even in these fraught times - Scousers therefore like to go into small business such as window cleaning and market stall trading and the shadier ones go into petty crime such as burgulary, drug dealing etc.

Liverpool is a great city in many ways that has inspired great artists,
writers, poets and musicians and is one of the most aestheically beautiful architectural cities in the world - however Scousers have a love hate relationship with Manchester - a horrid shit tip 30 miles away - It is lost on the majority of Scousers that the Mancunian is the most closest thing to a Scouser you can get in look, attitude and lifestyle. Scousers are nothing like Geordies or Glaswegians like they purport to be, but the Scouser and the Mancunian is an near identical animal.

The one thing you will never ever hear a Scouser saying is 'Oh! I never/didn't know that?' Scousers know everything about anything. A Scouser will never admit to not knowing about any subject on planet earth and is quite capable of telling a brain surgeon how to do thier job despite the fact the Scouser in question might be a milkman or a doley or something equally as tragic.

Scousers have a highly developed and protective sense of self, they are proud to be born in the city and any 'Texan' 'Plazzy' or 'Wool' who claims to be one of them is going to get the heave ho before long, they are not tolerant of non Scousers claiming to be Scousers.

Even the good people of Birkenhead, Kirkby, Huyton and Skem are seen as 'plazzies' even though the rest of the planet see them as Scousers. It is a complex state of affairs. (If you are from Skem that is!)

The true Scouse accent is Celtic in origin, it is a mixture of Welsh, Irish and Lancastrian dialects, the lilting sounds of John Lennon have now been replaced by the rasping, guttural sound
of the Scouser of today - apparentley
TVs Eastenders is the biggest influence in the change of the accent over the past 30 years!

Liverpool has a higher ratio of beautiful women than in other parts of the UK down to the high racial mixing
of the populace - its is not uncommon for your bog standard Scouser to have a
Somalian/Paraguayan/Egyptian/Burmese etc grandparent or great grandparent which leads to attractive women - though their attractivness is negated by their big mouths and bad attitudes - mind you
they have been dealing with their male counterparts since birth so I can understand it but I wouldn't want any part of it!

I could do a piece about the football but a) It has been covered ad nauseum and b) I would have to mention Heysel and the pre 1989 'Munich 58' song.
Ey larrrrrrrrrr - yer allright - Have yer got any bifters on yer like - me giro comes in tomorrer.

Scouser - 'Yer not a troooo Scouser - yer from Birkenhead'
by Billy the Wool May 12, 2008
Scousers are an interesting result of the industrial revolution and Liverpool is a true immigrant city equalled only with London, New York and Buenos Aires. Most Scousers are of Irish and Welsh descent though the city has long standing Chinese, West African and Scandinavian communities with the term 'Scouser' coming from the dish 'Lobscouse' which is a bastardization of the Norwegian word 'labskaus' which is a Norwegian lamb/mutton stew.

I have read a lot of the enteries on here and knowing the city and a lot of the people I feel I can make a decent unbiased job of writing a fair review about Liverpool.

Scousers are famous for the sense of humour, though they can laugh at others and do so regulary, they cannot laugh at themselves, any joke about Liverpool is taken as a great insult, Scousers tend to have a victimized/martyrdom complex but despite this they are capable of great acts of charity and benevolence. Scousers more often than not employ a disarming but superficial friendliness to strangers - it is only when you get to know a Scouser that they start to grate.

Scousers have a 'big man' complex, most Scousers are not physically big nor physically hard though they are able to intimdate people through shouting at them with a guttural accent that has changed a lot in the past 30 years so they can sound more tough. Scousers can be violent and aggresive but the vast majority cannot fight to save their life - another paradox of this is that Liverpool is a famous amateur boxing city and has produced many fighters in the lighter weight divsions though never a really good big man and they never will due to the typical Scousers puny physique.

The 'Big Man' complex is more apparent in the workplace, Scousers as a rule loath to work but when forced to put in a days graft, Scousers all want to be the boss - 99.9% of them aren't capable of bossing a lemming over the cliff but their attitude to earning a honest living means they aren't receptive to working 8 hours a day under the orders of someone else - strikes and industrial action is still common in Liverpool even in these fraught times - Scousers therefore like to go into small business such as window cleaning and market stall trading and the shadier ones go into petty crime such as burgulary, drug dealing etc.

Liverpool is a great city in many ways that has inspired great artists,
writers, poets and musicians and is one of the most aestheically beautiful architectural cities in the world - however Scousers have a love hate relationship with Manchester - a horrid shit tip 30 miles away - It is lost on the majority of Scousers that the Mancunian is the most closest thing to a Scouser you can get in look, attitude and lifestyle. Scousers are nothing like Geordies or Glaswegians like they purport to be, but the Scouser and the Mancunian is an near identical animal.

The one thing you will never ever hear a Scouser saying is 'Oh! I never/didn't know that?' Scousers know everything about anything. A Scouser will never admit to not knowing about any subject on planet earth and is quite capable of telling a brain surgeon how to do thier job despite the fact the Scouser in question might be a milkman or a doley or something equally as tragic.

Scousers have a highly developed and protective sense of self, they are proud to be born in the city and any 'Texan' 'Plazzy' or 'Wool' who claims to be one of them is going to get the heave ho before long, they are not tolerant of non Scousers claiming to be Scousers.

Even the good people of Birkenhead, Kirkby, Huyton and Skem are seen as 'plazzies' even though the rest of the planet see them as Scousers. It is a complex state of affairs. (If you are from Skem that is!)

The true Scouse accent is Celtic in origin, it is a mixture of Welsh, Irish and Lancastrian dialects, the lilting sounds of John Lennon have now been replaced by the rasping, guttural sound
of the Scouser of today - apparentley
TVs Eastenders is the biggest influence in the change of the accent over the past 30 years!

Liverpool has a higher ratio of beautiful women than in other parts of the UK down to the high racial mixing
of the populace - its is not uncommon for your bog standard Scouser to have a
Somalian/Paraguayan/Egypt ian/Burmese etc grandparent or great grandparent which leads to attractive women - though their attractivness is negated by their big mouths and bad attitudes - mind you
they have been dealing with their male counterparts since birth so I can understand it but I wouldn't want any part of it!

I could do a piece about the football but a) It has been covered ad nauseum and b) I would have to mention Heysel and the pre 1989 'Munich 58' song.
Ey larrrrrrrrrr - yer allright - Have yer got any bifters on yer like - me giro comes in tomorrer.

Scouser - 'Yer not a troooo Scouser - yer from Birkenhead'
by Billy the Wool May 14, 2008
Inhabitant of a horrid cesspit of post industrial decay in the north west of England.

The Manc is a abbreviation of the word 'Mancunian' and the term is
derived from the people of Liverpool, most outsiders think the Liverpool-Manchester rivalry is football but its roots go back to the beginning of the industrial revolution which made Liverpool and Manchester two of the richest cities in the world.

Scousers and Mancs have a lot in common, both cities populations are Irish Catholic in descent, a love of football, a love of sports/leisure wear, a tendency not to work and claim benefits from the state, the same weedy, malnourished physique, like Scousers, Mancunians have a well developed sense of superficial friendliness, unlike Scousers, Mancunians are funny and can laugh at themselves -many of the nations greatest comedians are from Manchester and the outlying areas.

Mancunians tend to have a black sense of humour and are loath to take themselves seriously - after 3 IRA bombs - the running joke is that the IRA did them a favour because they got a nice new city centre out of it!

The Mancs tend to sneer at the Scousers self pitying persona and laugh at their persecution complexes.

Manchester is the scene of high inner city depravation, crime and
unemployment. It is a city without a role in the world and
is reliant on football for its identity.

Despite this, unlike their Scouse bretheren, Mancunians do not give a monkeys if you hate their city and think it is a shithole. They like it and thats all that matters. Neither do they care if you decided to voice a stereotype about Manchester - Mancunians tend to adopt a smug, self indulgence about their city, they like living in 'the Venice of the north' and if you don't like it - then sod off back to Liverpool you theiving scouse get!

Manchester is a famous socialist city, a city that is historically tolerant to immigrants and newcomers, it also is home to one of the biggest gay communities in Europe.
Yer deeeeeeerty Manc bastid
by Billy the Wool May 12, 2008

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