someone from liverpool who through the tv programmes "bread" and "boys from the blackstuff" has been represented as an unemployed, theiving caricature.
i am from liverpool and can clarify that i have never worn a lacoste shellsuit. on the other hand i have stolen many cars in the past and if ain't nailed down....
reading through the previous posts it's nice to know how much we are hated, an achievment in itself. thanks.
Someone who comes from Liverpool
Inhabitiant of liverpool, often downplayed by rival cities due to false stereotypes from godawefull 80's TV shows such as "Bread", "Boys from the black stuff" and "Brookside" depicting them to be thieves and killers, and enforced by the peasant underclass of youths known as "scallys" or "chavs" who are generally annoying cunts. while these can be found anywhere in the United Kingdom, some people live under the delsuion that they dont exist around them, and they are only found in liverpool.
Scousers are usually easy going, up for a laugh, and welcoming to outsiders, and usually posess a strong wit similar to that of the Irish, and Geordies, also loves a good party!
"we do dat doe dont we doe?"
People from Liverpool who aren't that different from anyone else, except we don't slag off other cities as much as everyone else slags us off.
The myth of scousers as criminals is usually reinforced by right wing toffs and the gutter press, who've never visited Liverpool - probably because we don't tolerate third-hand bigoted remarks from people who can afford a 'good education'.
Merseyside, with Liverpool at its centre, is one of the safest metropolitan areas in the UK according to Home Office statistics. A decline in the number of crimes reported per 100,000 of the population, has made Merseyside the third safest metropolitan area behind Northumbria and South Yorkshire - burglary rates are at their lowest levels for more than twenty years. Which probably explains why Ive heard so many students saying they feel safer in Liverpool than they do back home.
Don't believe the crap written about us.
You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are! - John Lennon
Person from Liverpool.
The nice ones are really nice, ie very friendly & chatty, like to take the mickey out of all and sundry and as honest and trustworthy as the day is long.
Bad ones are quite possible the most irritating people ever met, with large chips on their shoulder who whinge a lot and can't be trusted as far as they can be thrown.
Visitors from other countries (and also from the UK) can generally not always understand scousers with strong accents.
Good - Ken Dodd (except for the whole tax evasion thing)
Bad - Wayne Rooney (despite the obvious talent on the field)
Person from Liverpool. Scousers are generally welcoming, fun loving, hardworking and a talented breed of people. Over the years there has been a wealth of talent come out of Liverpool and that flame still burns bright today. Let me also mention that Liverpool will now be the Capital of Culture 2008, and with the funding from Europe, it can only make Liverpool even better. As for the people who like to use old boring stereotypes made popular in the 1980's, I really would like you to come and see for yourself. Either that or check the crime and unemployment stats, Liverpool has higher EMPLOYMENT rates and LOWER crime rates than the likes of Manchester and areas of London.
"Today I met a Scouser, it changed my mind about the stupid stereotyping by idiot comedians such as Bernard Manning"
People from Liverpool. Like everyone else expect with an exaggerated accent. Yes like you, or in fact me. Some are "scum" but then again I imagine everywhere in the country has twats living there. So all you pricks from manchester, get a job and stop bitching about a place you can't afford to get to because you support several kids, have a drink problem and scav off the dole :)
i saw a scouser today, la
n. a person from Liverpool, England, or Liverpudlian, or Merseysider (the River Mersey; Merseyside County). Scouse is a term for the distinctive local accent or dialect. Derived from "lobscouse," a traditional sailors' stew usually made with lamb and hard tack (very hard, baked bread/cracker).
A scouser himself, Steven Gerrard is perhaps the most beloved of the current players on the Liverpool squad.