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    My partner of 4 years is scouse. Not a really heavy accent, though. Apart from when he actually goes into Liverpool, then he comes back VERY scouse haha.
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    (Original post by Miss Jean Brodie)
    My accent has nothing to do with my intelligence, you prejudiced arse.



    And it doesn't make me slutty/chavvy. That is disrespectful, actually.

    I don't even come from Liverpool - I'm from the same neck of the woods as Paul Hollywood - but aspects of the accent creep into your speech, and so many people judge you for it, as evidenced in this thread.
    Exactly, Liverpool won the capital of culture because it's a good place with nice people. The south don't really get it because they are too engrossed in other things.
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    Yeah why not? An accent isn't a deal breaker


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    Hahaha although i can agree that the liverpool isn't the nicest accent, i definitely think its harsh to not date someone simply because of that. I'm from the black country, which is possible the worst accent in the U.K, but i feel that if someone particularly didn't date me, because of that, i'd be pretty peed off. It's all about the person. If someone nice, friendly, kind and my "type", then certainly yes i would date them. It has nothing to do with the accent.
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    (Original post by jonty)
    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!
    Amen
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    (Original post by jonty)
    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.

    Jonty
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    My girlfriend has a Scouse accent, mild but still ... apart from sometimes not being able to understand when she's speaking quickly, I think it's a lovely accent?
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    scouse accent is pretty cute...(hope my boy friend doesn't read this)
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    Sorry but i absolutely would not . The scouse accent is like a steel fork being scraped against a teachers black board .Does my nut in
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    Sure, although it depends on their voice, strength of accent, personal characteristics, background etc.. you get all sorts on the Wirral/Merseyside
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    Sure, why not?

    I don't think I sound Scouse but most people from outside Liverpool seem to think that I do. I've lived in London for about two years now and people always comment on my accent.
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    After living here for 2 years I like it tbh. Don't really care tbh, foreign/other regional accents can be pretty nice anyway, as long as the voice isn't high pitched and annoying.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    After living here for 2 years I like it tbh. Don't really care tbh, foreign/other regional accents can be pretty nice anyway, as long as the voice isn't high pitched and annoying.
    Youve pretty much described the scouse accent
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    (Original post by ginger.)
    Sure, why not?

    I don't think I sound Scouse but most people from outside Liverpool seem to think that I do. I've lived in London for about two years now and people always comment on my accent.
    I've lived in liverpool for two years and people think I talk like I'm a pubber from the east end who bricklays. I don't even have a east london accent its a mixture of ghetto and slightly posh depending on who I'm with and how I feel like.
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    I can do quite a good Scouse accent, I might use it during the first few days of uni and see how it goes
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    (Original post by theoferdinand)
    Youve pretty much described the scouse accent
    Not really, I actually live in liverpool. A couple guys have pretty deep voices, the girls it depends I feel but I think you get a lot of these types everywhere tbf. Just a bit worse over there.
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    The scouse accent can be quite attractive

    Any accent is on the right person.
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    Haha probably not, but I played call of duty with a scouser once. It was so funny, its like talking to a person in a different language, had to keep asking him to repeat what he was saying lol.
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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?
    :rofl: I'd rep this so hard if I could.
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    I am perhaps HOPELESSLY romantic, but I'm under the impression that if you start to fall in love with the right person, then suddenly, all their idiosyncrasies become something of an aphrodisiac.

    For example, I might initially be attracted to a girl that bites her nails and find that repulsive, but if I absolutely adore her, I begin to find the action an endearing quality by association.
 
 
 
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