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    I quite like a scouse accent, wouldn't mind if I went out with a guy with one!
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    (Original post by jonty)
    Apologies, Deyesy (Maghull reference?); I'll make an exception in this case

    Note to all:

    Merseysiders/Scousers are permitted to take the p*ss out of themselves and each other; nobody else is privileged. It's the law
    Sadly not a reference :lol: My last name is actually 'Deyes' but my mum met the man she married to get the surname 'Deyes' in this area; so who knows...

    People can take the piss out of my accent if they do duly wish, I'll just take the piss out of theirs if that's the case.
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    (Original post by jonty)
    "I'm not bovvered"
    You clearly misunderstood me. What I mean by "I'm not all too fussed" is that working is not the going to be the biggest, most important thing in my life. I don't mind if I get rejected from a job. That doesn't mean I'm going to be lazy when working.
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    (Original post by AvocatDuDiable)
    Imagine a guy/girl who you'd want to go out with. We're not talking Mr/Miss Perfect here, just someone who meets your standards. Could even be a real person you know and admire.

    Now imagine that person with a scouse accent. Would you still go out with them, given the chance?

    (DISCLAIMER: I am in no way criticising, making wild generalisations about or otherwise insulting scousers. Most scousers I've encountered are very nice people. I'm just curious to know TSR's opinions.)
    One of my exes/current best friend is a Scouser and I love him and his accent. I see no problem with it.
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    Talk about over egging the pudding, Jimmy. Adopting the Winklemann/McCall/Oliver/Cotton school of comedy, I see: be guided by audience reaction, and on the remote chance you say something mildly amusing, immediately repeat the line to determine you weren't actually imagining it in the first place, then repeat it over and over and over again getting increasingly louder and more animated as you go......

    Apart from not having a comedic bone in his body, he also cares too much about how he's received to be a successful comedian. "No, I really like Scousers." And just to prove the point I'll take the p*ss out of Geordies as well 'cos you're a London based audience and I daren't upset you 'cos then you won't laugh and I'll feel awkward and hurt etc. etc.

    I'm still waiting for the Geordie impression by the way; I thought it was racist to immitate other races.
    You can almost see the relief in his face: Jimmy, mate, they're being polite you complete @arse.

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    I would. I know a lot of people find the scouse accent unattractive but I grew up around there, so it sounds like home to me!
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    (Original post by gemmam)
    Yeah the "scally" accent is the kind that some Wirral teenagers put on like I said in an earlier post or on TV (Harry Enfield's scousers, when theres a criminal from Liverpool on a crime show etc). People from Liverpool do normally have stronger accents than those from Wirral sure, but Ive yet to meet anyone who actually speaks like that.

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    You're lucky. Half of my high school used to speak like that.
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    I actually really like the scouse accent haha!
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    (Original post by jonty)
    Talk about over egging the pudding, Jimmy. Adopting the Winklemann/McCall/Oliver/Cotton school of comedy, I see: be guided by audience reaction, and on the remote chance you say something mildly amusing, immediately repeat the line to determine you weren't actually imagining it in the first place, then repeat it over and over and over again getting increasingly louder and more animated as you go......

    Apart from not having a comedic bone in his body, he also cares too much about how he's received to be a successful comedian. "No, I really like Scousers." And just to prove the point I'll take the p*ss out of Geordies as well 'cos you're a London based audience and I daren't upset you 'cos then you won't laugh and I'll feel awkward and hurt etc. etc.

    I'm still waiting for the Geordie impression by the way; I thought it was racist to immitate other races.
    You can almost see the relief in his face: Jimmy, mate, they're being polite you complete @arse.

    Jonty
    u seem to be on ur period
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    (Original post by tehforum)


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    LOLLLL

    Lee Mack also does a really funny impression

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    (Original post by Killuminati1989)
    LOLLLL

    Lee Mack also does a really funny impression

    fixed
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    Weird question for me to be honest. Although I'd never put off dating anyone due to something so immaterial as an accent I will concede that a strong Scouse accent is not something I'm partial to. On the other hand a soft Scouse accent is one I'm a huge fan of, up in my top 5 accents (which I'm going to safely assume everyone has) along with strong West Country, soft Scottish, strong Yorkshire and RP.
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    (Original post by HarveyCanis)
    Weird question for me to be honest. Although I'd never put off dating anyone due to something so immaterial as an accent I will concede that a strong Scouse accent is not something I'm partial to. On the other hand a soft Scouse accent is one I'm a huge fan of, up in my top 5 accents (which I'm going to safely assume everyone has) along with strong West Country, soft Scottish, strong Yorkshire and RP.
    My accent used to be fairly strong when I was young, but it mellowed an awful lot due to the school I went to.

    I've always found that women love the "softer" scouse accent tbh - especially down here in London
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    (Original post by jonty)
    Hi.

    I'm from Merseyside, but unfortunately, I'm not blessed with the accent. Incidentally, there are subtle differences in the accent depending on which area of Merseyside one hails from, but I digress.

    In my experience (and there's no offence intended), the question should be amended to: 'would a Scouser (awful term by the way!) want to date you?'

    The reason I say this is that most Liverpudlians are shrewd, quick witted and certainly don't suffer fools - Mr. Rooney is indeed an anomaly! In fact, whilst one shouldn't generalise, there is a deep rooted suspicion - even an air of inverted snobbery - abroad in the region, especially of all things southern; southerners - apologies (broad term I know)- being generally considered slow of thought and highly pretentious. Indeed, Liverpudlians seem possessed of a knack of readily identifying pretension in all its inglorious forms which is given short shrift and treated with the contempt it deserves.

    However, that said, please don't let this perpetuate the undeserving reputation that Scousers are merely a gang of belligerent scoundrels, a label assigned in the main, I might add, by those who've probably never even visited the City or its environs and base their prejudices on inaccurate hearsay and outdated stereotyping. Provided you're open, honest and genuine, you'll be welcomed with open arms and treated to some of the trendiest and plush venues outside the capital. And rest assured, despite what the media may have you believe, you will be safer socialising in Liverpool than almost anywhere else in the country. The crime figures bear testament to that.

    That aside, and going back to the subject in hand, what was it George Bernard Shaw said on the opening night of Pygmalion: "an Englishman has only to open his mouth to make another Englishman hate him."

    Regards,

    Jonty.

    P.S. To the O.P.: whilst you claim you mean no offence, I suspect that a true Scouser reading this would be highly offended. Sorry; but did you really expect they wouldn't?
    I'm from Merseyside as well, and I also don't have the accent. Well I slightly do, as most people outside of Liverpool know I'm from there, but anyway. Personally I hate the accent, and in my school most of the people who have a thick accent are ****heads. That said, most of my friends are from Liverpool as well but they don't have Scouse-defining accents, apart from one.

    So relating the thread's question, I wouldn't want to date someone with a thick accent as I despise it (as well as the Scouser slang that goes with it) and, being frank, I quite like Scottish accents.
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    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    Al Murray nails the scouse accent here.
    Very good.

    Still not as good as Bishop's though.
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    (Original post by Killuminati1989)
    LOLLLL

    Lee Mack also does a really funny impression

    Ah, Mr. Mack. Precariat and member of Arenae Humus (as in the name ‘Sandgrounder’, not in humour) a narrow gene pooled species that prospered (?) around the shores of some prehistoric lake, and now known as the seaside town of Southport. The precariat reference is true by the way. Contrary to popular belief, Southport is home to some of the poorest members of UK society along with the populace of Stoke-on-Trent (It’s science, folks, check it out!).
    Poor old, Lee.

    So you find him funny, hey? There’s just no accounting for taste. I’ll bet you find Miranda Hart “such fun” too.

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    Interestingly enough, I received a couple of emails overnight and thought I’d bring them to your attention.

    The first, was from a Mr. John Bishop of Cheshire, who has agreed to drop his pseudo scouse accent and conduct all future appearances in his native Cheshire twang. He apologises profusely for having jumped on the L.F.C./Man U. band wagon but claims they were the only options in his village when growing up. He admits he’d actually wanted to support Everton F.C. but recognises this was the sole preserve of true scousers. Good lad, John.

    The second, was from Jimmy Carr who has now recognised the error of his ways and decided to give up comedy for good (was that for the common good, Jimmy?). Funny; I didn’t think he’d started.

    I currently await a similar email from one Michael McIntyre.

    And now, as much as I’ve enjoyed contributing to this stimulating thread, the time has come for me to take my leave. I shall do so, if I may, by way of two interesting facts:

    Second rule of comedy: Only Northerners are funny (Magna Carta - 1215)

    First rule of comedy: Pretty girls aren’t funny (Ted Bovis - Hi-de-hi! 1980)


    T’raaaaaaa!
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    (Original post by Emily115)
    Without a doubt.
    Everyone has an accent, is anyone actually shallow enough to judge someone based on the accent they speak in?
    It wouldn't bother me in the slightest, I definitely wouldn't be put off by someone because of the way they spoke (:

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    Not me besides I love the liverpool accent, I normally talk scouse with my best friend who is a girl from there.
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    (Original post by aspirinpharmacist)
    I actually love Scouse accents, probably because I love Blood Brothers so yeah :love: My accent's boring though
    My liverpool friends must think i'm scouse as I'm that good at it
 
 
 
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