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    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.)
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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.)
    Yes, I would hate to be so shallow as to think differently of someone due to their accent.

    Especially as I am from the Black Country.
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    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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    This doesnt apply to me as its my accent plus living in the area if I met someone hed likely have that accent to, but I wouldnt rule anyone out because of how they spoke.

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    This is what i'llbe thinking of when hearing a scouse accent
    I WANT SOME CHICKEN AND A CAN OF COKE
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    I'm a sucker for a guy with a Scouse accent
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    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?
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    It's a horrible accent but not a deciding factor for me, so yes.
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    (Original post by Killuminati1989)
    This is what i'llbe thinking of when hearing a scouse accent
    I WANT SOME CHICKEN AND A CAN OF COKE
    Respectfully, my friend, with a post of that standard, I suspect the power of thought is beyond you

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    Ooo.... oo yes, yes I would
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    Absolutely not.

    For one thing, I can't understand what they're saying half the time.
    And it doesn't exactly exude an aura of intelligence, does it?
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    I could listen to a scouse accent all day!
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    (Original post by ExWunderkind)
    Yes, I would hate to be so shallow as to think differently of someone due to their accent.

    Especially as I am from the Black Country.
    :laugh:
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    I actually love the scouse. Kind of slutty/chavvy (no disrespect scousers!)
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    I find the scouse accent quite attractive if i'm honest
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    I like it...
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    Wouldn't bother me at all.
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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.)
    Yes you are

    And yes I would, even though I find strong scouse accents as annoying as they come.

    I have to mute the TV when Steven Gerrard is commentating. Make of that what you will.
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    (Original post by Alpharius)
    Yes you are

    And yes I would, even though I find strong scouse accents as annoying as they come.

    I have to mute the TV when Steven Gerrard is commentating. Make of that what you will.
    I believe, on occasions, Mr. Gerrard's appearances have been accompanied by subtitles

    Still, I suspect this would be considered an accolade in these parts.

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    (Original post by jonty)
    I believe, on occasions, Mr. Gerrard's appearances have been accompanied by subtitles

    Still, I suspect this would be considered an accolade in these parts.

    Jonty
    No, I think you're referring to Carragher (I probably spelled that wrong, you know who I mean).

    "archhhh-eurghhhh-muarchhhh..."

    Sorry to all scousers. I realize I might be pissing some of you off.
 
 
 
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