To detest most scouse celebrities

(370 Posts)
Afroturf Sat 07-Sep-13 14:59:25

Cilla Black, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Tarbuck et al - celebrities who take every opportunity to remind us about their days in Scottie Road and all who, coincidentally, moved away from the city years ago.

What fake accents....I have never heard anyone else speak with Cilla Black's particular accent.

And now bloody Les Dennis has reared his head. God, how I've loathed him on Celebrity Masterchef - another one harking back about 'me Mam and Dad in Liverpool'. Fuck off. He was on radio 2 this morning with Rhod Gilbert and, my word, what a fucking name dropping twat. It was embarrassing.

I am not a fan.

Now I must mention that I'm from Liverpool, a city I love and live in today. I can't, however, abide these 'professional scousers' who go on and on about where they're from. Perhaps it's to try and fool us plebs that they are one of us. Again, do fuck off.

I don't want this thread to descend into an anti-Liverpool rant as my city is a very special place but wonder if anyone agrees with me. I think it's probably the fact that they come from the same place as me that I have a particular distain for them. I dare say that slebs from other parts of the UK annoy folk from their neck of the woods too.

JoinYourPlayfellows Sat 07-Sep-13 15:01:06

Does Alexei Sayle count?

I kind of love him.

redexpat Sat 07-Sep-13 15:02:32


Silverfoxballs Sat 07-Sep-13 15:05:08

It's a bit "don't be fooled by the rocks that I've got I'm still Jenny from the block"

I understand and YANBU.

gordyslovesheep Sat 07-Sep-13 15:05:11

YANBU CB had elocution lessons to lose the accent when she was a teen - she fakes it now

I dislike professional Scousers with a passion - almost as much as plastic paddies - being Scouse/Irish it's allowed grin

Lizzylou Sat 07-Sep-13 15:07:57

God yes.
Macca makes me want to stick forks in my eyes.

Lovecat Sat 07-Sep-13 15:08:05

I'm originally from the Wirral but yes, I hate professional scousers like Cilla Black.

My mum used to go the Cavern when it was still a jazz cellar (she was really hacked off when the Beatles came along) and she remembers Ms Black as the coat check girl, being 'no better than she ought to be...' grin

Afroturf Sat 07-Sep-13 15:08:31

Gosh, yes Alexis Sayle. Arse

JoinYourPlayfellows Sat 07-Sep-13 15:15:40


What are examples of acceptable famous scousers?

From an outsider's perspective, it's not easy to tell which ones are putting it on.

sweetestcup Sat 07-Sep-13 15:18:38

Is John Bishop ok?

RobinSparkles Sat 07-Sep-13 15:19:10

What about John Bishop? Do you like him?

headlesslambrini Sat 07-Sep-13 15:19:26

But i love paul o'grady. He is who he is. I dont think he is a professional scouser

RobinSparkles Sat 07-Sep-13 15:19:33

Ha ha! X post grin

Lovecat Sat 07-Sep-13 15:20:24

Hmm... footballers? And actually, no, not Jamie Redknapp. Emlyn Hughes could be annoying too, God rest him.

Paul O'Grady doesn't wind me up but then he's not always going on about it - well, not that I've noticed (disclaimer: I don't watch his show, this is from the odd bit of him I see on other people's shows). And he knows how to take the piss out of himself.

Thing is, the famous scousers who don't wind me up tend not to make anything of their background at all, so they're harder to spot. Ian McCulloch is God, of course and thus above criticism. An insane God, but a God nonetheless.

ziggiestardust Sat 07-Sep-13 15:20:34

I think I know what you mean, although the thread title is a bit misleading!

Do you mean that a lot of these slebs seem to play on the 'poor local kid done good' kind of attitude?

RobinSparkles Sat 07-Sep-13 15:20:41

I can't stand Cilla Black, mainly because there has been lots on MN about her being such a cow in RL.

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 15:20:53

I'm from Liverpool and I totally agree. YANBU.

But then I get annoyed when people not from Liverpool say they are scousers. John Bishop Simon Rimmer Don't get me wrong I like them but they're not from Liverpool.

ANormalOne Sat 07-Sep-13 15:21:18

John Bishop is not okay, he's also an arrogant tosser who expects things for free because he's famous.


ANormalOne Sat 07-Sep-13 15:21:38

Oh and I'm from Liverpool too.

O'Grady isn't a scouser though so he shouldn't count - he's from Birko (Birkenhead)

John Bishop would be still be a prick even if he was a Brummie!

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 15:23:27

Isn't John Bishop from Runcorn not Liverpool? His accent is inexplicable!

LegoDragon Sat 07-Sep-13 15:23:58


JoinYourPlayfellows Sat 07-Sep-13 15:25:30

I KNEW John Bishop wouldn't be OK grin

Ian McCulloch from Echo and Bunnymen?

I guess I did know he was from Liverpool, because I know the band is a Liverpool band.

ANormalOne Sat 07-Sep-13 15:25:54

My Nan dislikes Bishop, she calls him the 'plastic scouser'.

ThwartedbyMum Sat 07-Sep-13 15:30:31


Greydog Sat 07-Sep-13 15:31:50

I've never heard a real Liverpudlian talk like some of thes famous folk. My Aunties parish church is the Anglican Cathedral, my cousin got married there - no one speaks like Cilla Black. She was on with Paul O'grady the other week and I had to turn the telly off. Pretentious bitch

ThwartedbyMum Sat 07-Sep-13 15:33:51

John Bishop was born in Liverpool and moved to Runcorn when he was a child, does he still count as a wool? The only reason I ask is I was born in Liverpool but grew up in Birkenhead but have now moved back to Liverpool. I have never really been sure if I am scouse or not!

FuzzyWuzzywasaWoman Sat 07-Sep-13 15:34:44

Claire Sweeney.

<shoots self>

MrsDeVere Sat 07-Sep-13 15:37:06

I am not a fan of CB.
I love Alexis though.

Shall we discuss Mockneys?


Growlithe Sat 07-Sep-13 15:38:18

John Bishop is from Widnes, and Emlyn Hughes wasn't scouse.

Peter Sissons is an acceptable scouser. But he doesn't sound very scouse.

I opened this thread knowing it was a scouser who started it, because as everyone knows, only scousers can slag off scousers.

And I say that as a scouser.

TallulahBetty Sat 07-Sep-13 15:38:28

Tina Malone, anyone? angry

YANBU. Gets on my wick too.

I actually can't think of anyone who plays up to being a scouser that doesn't irritate me. As Lovecat said the ones who don't trade on their scouseness don't need to as they are funny/talented regardless - not because they come from Liverpool.

I love Paul O'Grady and thought the show he did on being working class was brilliant - but I had to turn it over when "Our Cilla" came on. It was like fingernails down a blackboard.

I was born in Liverpool but have lived in the midlands for over 20 years. I don't have much of an accent although I sound like Aveline from Bread after a visit to my mum grin Someone that has lived in the leafy Home Counties for two thirds of their life would surely not sound like some of these "professional scousers"

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 15:38:50

Ooh Thwarted you've thrown a spanner in the works now!

If he was born in Liverpool I suppose I'm going to have to eat my words and say I suppose he is "from Liverpool".

His accent is still inexplicable though.

Afroturf Sat 07-Sep-13 15:43:18

Oh no, Paul O'Grady is another one except he's from across the Mersey in Birkenhead. And my word, don't we know about it. Of course, resides deep in the Kent countryside now wink

John Bishop - I used to hear him on Radio City years ago, well before he was nationally famous, and couldn't bear him. He's another one that plays the Liverpool card but actually grew up and spent the majority of his childhood in Runcorn. I have to let him off a bit as he was born in Huyton.

See the footballers, Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard etc don't bother me at all. The play/ed and live in the city (well, Stevie lives in Formby) and are proud of where they're from and do a lot for the local and wider areas and charities. I suppose the other reason why they don't bother me is that they don't go on and on about Liverpool because they don't need to. They are themselves. can you tell I'm a red? Even Wayne Rooney doesn't bother me too much, even if he does play for that team grin

Afroturf Sat 07-Sep-13 15:44:31

Tina Malone and fucking Margi Clarke angry

squoosh Sat 07-Sep-13 15:45:07

Can't believe you didn't include Ringo Starr! He's a knobber of knobbish proportions. Didn't he make derogatory remarks about Liverpool a couple of years ago?

The celebs given as examples are all indeed worth your disdain.

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 15:46:12

You know who I do love though?

Stephen Graham

Brilliant actor, proud to be from Liverpool but doesn't go on about it.

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 15:47:33

Ringo makes me stabby. But then he hates Liverpool and we hate him so we all know where we stand.

JoinYourPlayfellows Sat 07-Sep-13 15:47:53

I'm starting to think I have never heard a genuine scouse accent.

Afroturf Sat 07-Sep-13 15:50:56

Yes, Koala Stephen Graham is a great actor, very underrated in my opinion.

Can I also throw in Chris Evans? Not from Liverpool, of course, but Warrington and seems to mention it every time I listen to his breakfast show which is probably not that often

Right, off to drop DD at a party, will think of some more while I'm out.

squoosh Sat 07-Sep-13 15:51:09

There is something about certain celebs who try to shake off their regional accent as though it's something to be ashamed of, it really irritates me.

Lulu (she's despised in Glasgow)
Robson Green
Donna Air
Billie Piper


timidviper Sat 07-Sep-13 15:51:31

I am another exiled scouser who hates the plastic scouse celebs with a passion. Cilla Black, Jimmy Tarbuck and Paul McCartney are all nauseating.

I have a very faint accent most of the time but it comes back when I go to Liverpool, meet up with old friends, get drunk or get angry. DCs know they are in trouble when they are shouted at on scouse! How CB and PM end up with such strong yet mangled accents is beyond me. I hate them.

Can I please add Jason Isaacs to the list of Scousers we love. On top of everything else he's a reds fan too. smile

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 15:55:59

Yes Jason Isaacs is great. And your name is brilliant.

I agree! My bugbear is the ones who are not actually from liverpool ie mel c, Paul o Grady, Nicola Roberts etc. and I'm another scouser smile

squoosh Sat 07-Sep-13 15:58:20

I would like to do things to Jason Isaacs.

Growlithe Sat 07-Sep-13 15:59:17

Stephen Graham is such a brilliant actor. He terrifies me. I would hate to meet him in the flesh.

To be fair to Margi Clarke, she used to work in Kittlewoods Pools. I worked there years after her with a woman who was once a trainee on her team (or group as they were called). She got up to all sorts to avoid the supervisor. My friend met her by chance in Kirkby town centre. She was famous by then but took my friend for a coffee to reminisce. They were there hours laughing and joking and she was very genuine apparently.

Lizzylou Sat 07-Sep-13 15:59:55

Lulu! I have heard her give interviews in broad Glaswegian, then on other occasions an English accent then a transatlantic drawl. Depends on the audience.
I bloody loathe that woman.

I do love John Bisop though. He has great cheekbones and thighs blush First saw him in panto when he was on local radio only. He was a magnificent Captain. Mind you he didn't have much competition as the other males were Chesney Hawkes and Darren wankface Day.

Lizzylou Sat 07-Sep-13 16:00:35

Jason Isaacs, don't care where he's from, he is wonderful.

pokesandprodsforthelasttime Sat 07-Sep-13 16:01:21

I agree on the whole.

I love Tom Baker though. His accent isn't scouse but his outlook and surreal humour is grin

squoosh Sat 07-Sep-13 16:01:50

Stephen Graham is a brilliant actor, I always remember him from an episode of The Street where he played the alcoholic father of a Down's Syndrome son. And of course This is England.

Apparently a really lovely man in real life.

ThwartedbyMum Sat 07-Sep-13 16:02:03

I hate Derek Acorah can we add him to the list.

Thanks Koala grin DH is from a certain glass making town. I even watch rugby league these days

gordyslovesheep Sat 07-Sep-13 16:03:18

oh yes Jason Isaacs <swoon>

I like Ricky Tomlinson and Sue Johnson

squoosh Sat 07-Sep-13 16:04:03

Does John Bishop wear false teeth, I find them mesmerising.

frizzcat Sat 07-Sep-13 16:04:40

Not a scouser but lots of family are and often seething about scouse celebs - that sound like nothing from Liverpool and certainly in CB case also make it sound vulgar

Hate, Mel C, CB and Jimmy Tarbuck and Paul McCartney, Stan Broadman, Claire Sweeney

Love, Peter Sissons, Jason Issacs, Tom Baker, Alison Steadman and Kenny Everett

frizzcat Sat 07-Sep-13 16:05:16

Oh and John Bishop makes me want to chew my own hand off

JoinYourPlayfellows Sat 07-Sep-13 16:06:59

Tom Baker the proper Dr Who?

frizzcat Sat 07-Sep-13 16:09:06

Join the very same

ParvatiTheWitch Sat 07-Sep-13 16:09:11

Another exiled scouser here. Yes yes to "Fab Macca Thumbs Aloft", grrr, what a helmet.
Alexie Sayle was ok, but he's become something of an oracle. He's not a total gobshite yet.
Anyone remember Stan Boardman? He is the worst, going on about "the Germans! The Germans! They bombed our chippy". He get the scouser bell end of all time award.

GobbySadcase Sat 07-Sep-13 16:09:57

John Bishop's a twat? sad Gutted.

pokesandprodsforthelasttime Sat 07-Sep-13 16:12:27


That's really pleased me grin

JoinYourPlayfellows Sat 07-Sep-13 16:14:38

Oh Tom Baker gave me so many happy hours as a child smile

Glad he is an acceptable scouser.

Although had no idea he was one.

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 16:16:47

WoollyBacksWife my DH is from the home of Butter Pie. If you know where that is you win a prize!

cooeeyonlyme Sat 07-Sep-13 16:18:26

Mel C is from Widnes. She went to school with my auntie.

Nicola from girls aloud really pisses me off saying she's a scouser. You're from Runcorn!!
Runcorn is not, nor will it ever be part of Liverpool <rages>

Koala I'm inclined to say somewhere around Chorley - only because my sister lives there and it is the only place I've seen them. So how far off am I?

lovelychops Sat 07-Sep-13 16:24:06

Another post confirming John bishop is a total nobber.
I like Paul O'Grady but the fact he's mates with Cilla puts me off.
Speaking of Cilla, MIL grew up with her, she was known as 'snotty Cilla' back then, with her permanent runny nose!
Mel C gets on my tits, her voice is like scratching nails on a blackboard

StuntGirl Sat 07-Sep-13 16:31:40

Butter pie has to be Wigan surely?

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 16:35:49

Woolly you're spot on! Nowhere else has them. DH is obsessed.

Stuntgirl Wigan is the home of ALL THE PIES!

fatherbrianeno Sat 07-Sep-13 16:35:57

@join @frizz You can also have Paul McGann & Lis Sladen from Le Who, & I'll throw in Leonard Rossiter as another top scouserer

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 16:38:02

We are getting somewhere with the Acceptable Scouser list now:

Stephen Graham
Peter Sissons
Jason Issacs
Tom Baker
Kenny Everett
Alison Steadman...

Erm, Leonard Rossiter? Kim Cattrall. The best Becky Sharpe of all time, Natasha Little. Pete Postlethwaite and Julie Walters both trained at the Everyman, but I don't know if they were born here.

There MUST be others, there must be...

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 16:40:56


He used to work in the Giro, you know.

cooeeyonlyme Sat 07-Sep-13 16:41:37

Fred the weatherman?
That bloke who played Jimmy Corkill in Brookside is lovely in rl.

JoinYourPlayfellows Sat 07-Sep-13 16:42:15

father (love the name BTW smile )

Paul McGann as in the I from Withnail and I?

There are some of very good secret scousers, aren't there?

WildThongsHeartString Sat 07-Sep-13 16:44:12

I know exactly what you mean, it's like kiddie-on Scots, e.g. Sheena Easton and Billy Connolly. Very successful people and good luck to them, but those exaggerated accents when they 'come home' do my head in.

Och Aye the Noo! (No we don't really say that) grin

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 16:45:45

Ian Hart, Lesley Sharp, and David Morrissey are also acceptable.

But that's definitely IT.

lambanana Sat 07-Sep-13 16:46:13

I give you Glenda Jackson as an acceptable scouser but think she was born on the Wirral?

JustGiveMeFiveMinutes Sat 07-Sep-13 16:46:46

David Morrisey has to go on the acceptable list. I would also ilcudd Lesley Sharp and Daniel Criag!

HopeClearwater Sat 07-Sep-13 16:46:49

See, there are loads of acceptable scousers (I'm one of them).

But as someone upthread said, let's not forget the Mockneys.

Or the Professional Yorkshiremen. Alan Titchmarsh, I'm looking at you. Always going on about 'when I were a lad' blah blah blah. Where does he live? Deepest Hampshire near Jane Austen's pad. Oh and he's a sexist pig too.

CiderBomb Sat 07-Sep-13 16:46:56

Jimmy Tarbuck has always struck me as being a complete twat.

frizzcat Sat 07-Sep-13 16:47:11

Pete Postlethwaite is from Warrington

JustGiveMeFiveMinutes Sat 07-Sep-13 16:47:22

X-post BOF

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 16:47:27

I was going to say Anne Robinson too, but she's not really acceptable, even if she doesn't trade on her accent.

frizzcat Sat 07-Sep-13 16:48:37

Grr posted too sound does that make a scouse?

JoinYourPlayfellows Sat 07-Sep-13 16:48:40

What about the guy from Half Man Half Biscuit? (hopeful)

Sorry to burst bubbles but Kenny Everett was from Seaforth and Elvis Costello lived in Birkenhead. So the list of acceptable scousers is currently very short sad - present company excepted obviously.

Erm Tom O'Connor anyone?

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 16:50:00

Seaforth is in Liverpool! L21.

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 16:50:37

All the Ls are, even if Formby is pushing it.

KatyaRachmanova Sat 07-Sep-13 16:50:57

DH's family are from Liverpool and are all lovely. I love the city as well. The aforementioned Celebs are annoying though.

I'm from Devon. If anyone gets famous they tend to distance themselves from the accent. grin

UserError Sat 07-Sep-13 16:52:10

I'm with you on the list of unacceptable Scousers. Including Paul O'Grady - BUT when I showed some friends around Liverpool recently (Hi Jules!) the thing they were most impressed with was the portrait of Paul O'Grady made entirely out of jelly beans. It's in the window of one of the sweet shops on the Albert Dock.

lambanana Sat 07-Sep-13 16:52:46

But isnt Lesley Sharp from Manchester?

mrsjay Sat 07-Sep-13 16:53:11

but i luffs paul ogrady he does say he lives in kent though and did move away from scouseland grin

what are your thoughts of tina malone she gets right on my wick

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 16:53:38

No, Formby.

And Tom O'Connor is NOT acceptable. Good Lord, woman!

Oops! Sorry, south Liverpool girl here. My geography of anywhere in Liverpool north of the liver buildings is ropey. I confess I got it confused with Seacombe.

pokesandprodsforthelasttime Sat 07-Sep-13 16:55:48

What about Craig Charles - acceptable or not?

RinkyDinkyDoo Sat 07-Sep-13 16:55:59

You seem to have forgotten the man who told everyone that the "jerrrrrmans bombed our chippies" Stan Boardman.

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 16:56:32

Isn't Daniel Craig from Chester? I hope I'm wrong, I'd like to claim James Bond as our own!

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 16:56:35



UserError Sat 07-Sep-13 16:56:37

I am a north Liverpool girl. My knowledge of south extends to Smithdown Road and Sefton Park, so we'll even each other out.

mrsjay Sat 07-Sep-13 16:57:19

"jerrrrrmans bombed our chippies" Stan Boardman.

think the least said about him the better his voice makes me curl up into a ball and he seems to have got stuck in 1975 <shudder>

RinkyDinkyDoo Sat 07-Sep-13 16:57:34

Tom O'Connor lived in Southport years ago, I know, my Dad taught his son and sometimes did extra tuition at his house. He's a nice chap.

SoonToBeSix Sat 07-Sep-13 16:58:08

John Bishop is an idiot and not even a scouser. Isn't he from Runcorn?

mrsjay Sat 07-Sep-13 16:58:13

isn't JOhn Bishop from cheshire that isn't liverpool where did his accent come from,

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 16:58:33

Daniel Craig is from the Wirral, I believe. So Merseyside, but not Liverpool.

Jon Culshaw is from Ormskirk, but that's more Lancashire.

pokesandprodsforthelasttime Sat 07-Sep-13 16:58:48

Ken Dodd?

Jennifer Ellison?

Edwina Currie???!!! grin

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 16:59:48

Now you're messing grin

Lovecat Sat 07-Sep-13 16:59:51

I thought Daniel Craig was from the Wirral?

Craig Charles? Erm... less said about him the better...

Tom O'Connor was funny for about 5 minutes then he did that milk advert ('This is Mare-seyside. Where I grew up!') and lost what little credibility he ever had.

Does Ken Dodd count? grin <gets tin hat>

Afroturf Sat 07-Sep-13 17:00:12

Enjoying everyone's suggestions but would like to throw in the Mersey the utter knobber that is Holly Johnson.

I have a thing for David Morrissey wink. He's a gooden.

Afroturf Sat 07-Sep-13 17:01:00

Yep Daniel Craig grew up in Hoylake, Wirral.

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 17:01:55

Marcus Collins is a proper sweetheart actually- he used to live just around the corner from me. He's not the sharpest tool in the box though.

pokesandprodsforthelasttime Sat 07-Sep-13 17:02:35

Peter Serafinowicz was born in Liverpool - he's most acceptable.

mrsjay Sat 07-Sep-13 17:02:48

aww bless him bof but he is lovely and so smiley grin

Lizzylou Sat 07-Sep-13 17:03:06

I was sure Lesley Sharp was from Manchester too.

I will claim Daniel Craig as my own, no worries.

What about that man who was always on Going Live doing his poetry?

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 17:03:58

Yes, poke- I was going to say him, but I didn't dare risk the spelling grin

CiderBomb Sat 07-Sep-13 17:04:33

No one mentioned Sonia yet?

fatherbrianeno Sat 07-Sep-13 17:04:43

Ah the late 90s, Daniel Craig propping up the bar in Ye Cracke while Craig Charles, awaiting the outcome of certain charges, held court in the beer garden - Groucho Club of the north it was

winklewoman Sat 07-Sep-13 17:04:50

Frizzcat and BOF, sadly it is the late Pete Postlethwaite. He spent his last years in Shropshire.

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 17:06:19

Yes, I adored him. Likewise Tom Bell sad

Clive Barker the writer is from Liverpool.

Lovecat Sat 07-Sep-13 17:06:33

The bloke from The Real Thing (You To Me Are Everything, Can't Get By Without You) seemed very nice and down to earth when he was interviewed about his dogs (didn't he win Crufts or something?). But I daresay the fact I don't know his name means he isn't "famous" enough to have become irritating.

mrsjay Sat 07-Sep-13 17:07:41

what about the wonder that is Pete Burns grin

Afroturf Sat 07-Sep-13 17:09:09

mrsjay good shout for another arsehole.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 07-Sep-13 17:09:27

I like Paul O'Grady but the fact he's mates with Cilla puts me off.


I would add George Melly to the 'good' list. grin

not a Scouser but did live in L8 briefly

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 07-Sep-13 17:10:59

That is to say I am not a Scouser. George Melly is a proper one.

GoshAnneGorilla Sat 07-Sep-13 17:12:40

Julie Walters is from Smethwick - hands off!

It used to be known when I lived in Liverpool, that the people with the strongest (I.e put on) accents were usually from Skem or other hinterlands of Scousedom.

Also, I did actually see Ian McCullough in Liverpool unlike most mentioned here, he either lives in the City or visits regularly.

dementedma Sat 07-Sep-13 17:14:45

dh is a Scouser so used to his accent but people like John Bishop/jamie Redknapp sets my teeth on edge with the excrutiating ott accent

Lovecat was it one of the Amoo brothers? I went to the same senior school as their daughters and they always seemed lovely at parents evenings.

fatherbrianeno Sat 07-Sep-13 17:20:15

Of course if we're counting as unacceptable people who've lived in L8 for a bit we'll have to include Courtney Love and, er, Hitler

Afroturf Sat 07-Sep-13 17:20:24

Demented do you mean Jamie Carragher? He's definitely known for his strong accent with a lot of the foreign LFC players unable to understand him. grin One of my favourite clips Here

timidviper Sat 07-Sep-13 17:22:56

I was just going to say Pete Burns mrsjay. I am a proper scouser, born in Anfield (the district that is, not on the pitch!) When I first worked in the town centre, Pete Burns worked in Probe Records which was filled at lunchtime with admiring girls, me included! He was so gorgeous back then!

MarthasHarbour Sat 07-Sep-13 17:25:37

YY i was just thinking this the other day, how annoyingly false CB and PMc et al are when interviewed about the good old days of the 60s in Liverpool, when really they were living in London at the time confused

Someone upthread mentioned Donna Air (off topic as she is a geordie) but she annoys the fuck out of me. My sister went to school with her and the day after her first Byker Grove performance had been aired she kicked off in the dinner queue the next day, tried to push in front of my sis saying 'dont you know who i am?' my sister told her to fuck off to the back of the queue and learn some manners grin

She now tries too hard with an accent that she certainly didnt have at school wink

Now David Morrissey on the other hand - i have fancied him for years and he can do no wrong blush

bottleofbeer Sat 07-Sep-13 17:27:12

It's a bloody minefield. The purists will say those of us under Sefton council are wools despite the Liverpool postcodes. Yet I think parts of North Liverpool (us of the non purple wheeliebins) have some of the worst accents. There's a noticeable accent change in the two miles between Waterloo and Bootle. I think the guttural phlegmy sound is much more prevalent in the North. The South accent sounds 'cleaner' to me.

mrsjay Sat 07-Sep-13 17:27:27

When I first worked in the town centre, Pete Burns worked in Probe Records which was filled at lunchtime with admiring girls, me included! He was so gorgeous back then!

he was beautiful in dead or alive

Wandaaa Sat 07-Sep-13 17:27:53

I know everyone has mentioned him, but I have to turn the TV over every time John Bishop comes on.

As for Jamie Carragher I'll be surprised if he is on Sky sports much longer, can anyone outside Liverpool understand anything he says?

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 17:27:54

I love Paul Barber (Denzil from Only Fools and Horses). If anyone has anything bad to say about him please don't! I'll be gutted!

TensionWheelsCoolHeels Sat 07-Sep-13 17:32:27

I'm a but reluctant to post, seeing as I'm not a scouser and have no idea of the criteria required. But, aren't those McGann brothers who are all actors scousers? Or do they fail the test as well?

bottleofbeer Sat 07-Sep-13 17:33:23

People find me very hard to understand but that's because I talk very, very fast.

Pete Burns was lovely, can't believe what he's done to himself.

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 17:35:29

I just googled Paul McGann and his IMDB page doesn't say and his Wiki page says from "Liverpool, Lancashire"! Haha Wiki is so rubbish!

Lovecat Sat 07-Sep-13 17:35:41

Oh, Pete Burns sad He used to be so beautiful... I saw him do a PA at The State flanked by two bodybuilders painted gold in tiny pants waving huge purple fans at him...

TheWoollybacksWife (great name btw), I looked him up and it was Chris Amoo. Seemed like a really, really lovely bloke.

Whoever it was that used to play Karen Grant in Brookie was a complete bitch. She barged to the front of a nightclub queue and still had a gob like a slapped arse on her even when she got let in ahead of the rest of us... A colleague of mine's teenage daughter did work experience on Brookie back in the early 80's. Apparently Ricky Tomlinson & Sue Johnston were utterly lovely.

Lovecat Sat 07-Sep-13 17:36:58

But they were born in Blackpool and Warrington so they don't count.

bottleofbeer Sat 07-Sep-13 17:37:45

Ten years in Nov since Brookie ended sad

frizzcat Sat 07-Sep-13 17:38:21

Ah yes Paul Barber - good one

Now I want to know all the dirt on John Bishop - really can't abide him

pokesandprodsforthelasttime Sat 07-Sep-13 17:38:26

Liverpool proabably was in Lancashire when Paul McGann was born. Merseyside was invented in 1974.

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 17:38:37

My accent is pretty soft, but that's my Crosby posho side coming out grin

frizzcat Sat 07-Sep-13 17:39:28

And I like Pete Burns - doesn't mince his words

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 07-Sep-13 17:41:38

fatherbrianeno george melly Is proper scouse.

It is me who has only lived in liverpool briefly. Don't know why I mentioned it - it's just confusing. grin

timidviper Sat 07-Sep-13 17:41:49

Ooh yes Lovecat Ricky Tomlinson, he's a proper scouser. Isn't Sue Johnston from Warrington though?

The WoollybacksWife I wish I'd thought of that name! DH is a woollyback.

bottleofbeer Sat 07-Sep-13 17:42:43

Waterloo and Crosby used to be pretty much on a par of 'poshness' I think. Waterloo is going downhill, fast.

Last few times I've been on South Road of a weekend there's been some serious, violent incident. Yet I do love a bit of South Road wrongness grin

I loved the State. Drinks first in the Harrington then into the State by 10 to take advantage of the free tickets that always seemed to be doing the rounds in 6th form. It cracks me up now that DD doesn't go out until after 11. <ancient old crone>

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 17:44:17

Oh, you and I are on the genteel side of St Johns Road grin

HopeClearwater Sat 07-Sep-13 17:45:28

Lol I'm with you on the South Road wrongness. Crosby town centre looks like a wasteland these days too. Pedestrianising Moor Lane killed it.

HopeClearwater Sat 07-Sep-13 17:47:17

All the accents seem worse when I go back now. Especially the young ones. The older people seem to speak a softer version of scouse; more laconic, less aggressive.

bottleofbeer Sat 07-Sep-13 17:47:23

Well, we're very genteel people!

Yes Hope, Crosby Village used to be where it was all at. There's nothing there now.

Two South Road rules. Never go into The Alex. And only attempt The Old Bank when already pissed smile

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 17:48:57

pokesandprods I should have known that blush

I went to 6th Form in Crosby and loved a bit of South Road or Moor Lane to get a guaranteed drink!

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 17:49:47

I agree with you Hope- there's nothing sexier than a soft slow Scouse accent on a man of a certain age. But the kids all sound like Veloceraptors.

bottleofbeer Sat 07-Sep-13 17:50:25

Hahaa The George? anybody over the age of 12 could get in there.

Except for me. I got told to bugger off.

ODearMe Sat 07-Sep-13 17:51:02

YADBU, I'm in love with John Bishop! It's the teef that does it for me grin

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 17:51:40

The George! Fond memories! What was the bar across the road from The George called? It was small and looked more like a cafe.

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 17:52:24

The George, affectionately known as The Sandpit, as anyone of legal drinking age wouldn't be seen dead in it...

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 17:53:00

Harry's Bar, Koala.

bottleofbeer Sat 07-Sep-13 17:53:48

Oh gawd, what kind of year are we talking about? it's all changed so much.

You've got Harry's Bar and Cad's, only it's not Cad's any more. Directly opposite is The Village and a Hawaiian themed late bar which does amazing shots that taste like melted lolly ices.

bottleofbeer Sat 07-Sep-13 17:54:24

My mum and dad met in The George grin

SirRaymondClench Sat 07-Sep-13 17:55:50

Got to love the McGann brothers
<drools a bit>

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 17:56:25

Harry's Bar grin

I wonder if we're all of a similar age?

bottleofbeer Sat 07-Sep-13 17:57:45

I'm 35, did you do sixth form at Sacred Heart? if so, I might well know you.

HappyHippyChick Sat 07-Sep-13 18:02:08

Am not scouse and have nothing else to add except that I had to google Stephen graham blush and have just seen he is reading the bedtime story on cbeebies tonight...

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 18:05:29

Ooh, good tip!

lovelychops Sat 07-Sep-13 18:06:23

Bof, well done for mentioning Ian Hart. I love him!

Amy106 Sat 07-Sep-13 18:14:57

Okay. I admit it. I like Paul McCartney's music.

cooeeyonlyme Sat 07-Sep-13 18:19:37

Isn't Paul McCartney from Heswall?

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 18:20:00

I'm 27 and went to Chesterfield Sixth Form. You'd probably just stopped drinking there when I started!

SubliminalMassaging Sat 07-Sep-13 18:22:30

I remember seeing a documentary about single mums once and it was set in Liverpool. I honestly needed subtitles. It was like listening to a foreign language.

I like Les Dennis. Leave him alone. grin Perhaps he's not a plastic Scouser but just a slightly posh Scouser. There must be some, after all. wink

timidviper Sat 07-Sep-13 18:29:15

Someone once referred to me as a posh scouser, to which a friend said "Ooh is there such a thing?" grin

12345Floris Sat 07-Sep-13 18:31:29

I love scousers and Liverpool city is an incredible place of culture and history. Perhaps it's the Irish blood in some of them but I find them friendly, daft and warm.
People watching sat outside a Liverpool coffee shop is a fascinating pastime.

I'd take a scouser over a miserable, up himself Manc any day.

I'd like to know why one of the main thoroughfares into the city still has dozens of 4 storey boarded up huge terrace houses though, in a city that has extreme homelessness problems.

Whilst on the subject of Liverpool... Crosby Beach! It has wind turbines, industrial plant, pylons and Anthony Gormley sculptures mixed in with the sea and sand.

I moved up north from my beloved Westcountry and only started to appreciate the place after visiting Liverpool and Yorkshire.

Lizzylou Sat 07-Sep-13 18:42:12

12345, I was nodding with you until you dissed Mancunians!
I am from the Midlands (part Irish, brought up Catholic), I love living in the NW, worked in Manchester for years, I was gobsmacked first time I went to Liverpool. After growing up watching Bread and Gissa job, I think it is an absolute gem architecture wise. Mind you, I live in East Lancs and even the most deprived areas now have fabulous examples of just wonderful Victorian architecture.

I love the NW, I really do blush

And now I will refill my wine glass. I am from a new town in the Midlands for explanation.

StanleyLambchop Sat 07-Sep-13 18:48:10

Paul McGann lives in Bristol these days. I think they have claimed him as 'one of theirs'.

sashh Sat 07-Sep-13 18:49:19

I've just realised that I don't dislike scouse accents. I always thought I did, but I'm agreeing about the list just on accent.

It's the fake scouse accents I can't stand.

bottleofbeer Sat 07-Sep-13 19:06:14

My kids go to Chesterfield! smile

Lizzylou Sat 07-Sep-13 19:10:36

My husband won't watch anything with a Mcgann in. I quite like them.

Isn't it funny how no celeb ever exaggerates their brummie accent?? Spall and Walters excepted.
Though I haven't lived there for 20yrs , give me a pinot grigio and I can slip right back to a brummie/Worcestershire drawl in an instant. John Taylor from Duran Duran and some bloke from led Zeppelin or def Leppard can't remember which came from my home town. Robert Plant! That's him.

Snatchoo Sat 07-Sep-13 19:14:43

Neil Buchanan? grin

Not sure which list he should go on.

That bloke Craig that won Big Brother the first time? (I quite like him)

timidviper Sat 07-Sep-13 19:17:04

While we are dissing the fake scousers can I risk controversy by saying I also object to their offspring who I am convinced have benefitted from having the name, the apparently unpleasant Stella McCartney and the smug Liza Tarbuck. I'm not convinced they'd have achieved any level of success without some degree of favouritism

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 19:19:06

Neil and Craig are both acceptable. Obviously not on our Jason Isaacs A-List, but acceptable.

morethanpotatoprints Sat 07-Sep-13 19:19:49

If Liverpool was so good, why did they all leave and buy fuck off big houses in Cheshire, The surrey of the north. grin

SirRaymondClench Sat 07-Sep-13 19:19:52

Agreed Timid

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 19:20:25

Yes, timidviper, I'm with you there. I wish I could find that story about Liza and the strap-on I read on here- does anyone remember it?

Snatchoo Sat 07-Sep-13 19:21:40

googles Jason Isaacs Of course not BOF shock grin

Lizzylou Sat 07-Sep-13 19:25:03

I don't believe anything bad about Liza Tarbuck.

Is Sean Bean's accent real?

Afroturf Sat 07-Sep-13 19:28:16

morethan I think the majority of the twats/fake scousers referred to above have moved a lot further south than Cheshire. And there's nothing wrong with Liverpool, just some of the arseholes that are from or claim to be from there wink

Snatchoo Sat 07-Sep-13 19:28:25

I think so Lizzy. He's from Lancashire isn't he?

MrsGeologist Sat 07-Sep-13 19:37:33

I thought Sean Bean was Yorkshire

SwedishEdith Sat 07-Sep-13 19:38:35

Bit worried about the paucity of acceptable scousers here so, stretching a bit now:
Mike Myers
Kim Catrall
The parents of Lloyd Bridges (dad of Beau and Jeff) were from Liverpool
Halle Berre- scouse dad. Ditto (not sure about this one, tbh) Bob Marley's dad.

Desperate? grin

Lizzylou Sat 07-Sep-13 19:46:28

Sean is Sheffield through and through! But very broad for one who has been acting out of Yorkshire for years.

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 19:49:06

bottle do they like it? I did!

MoreThan I think they like to move to somewhere posher greener and quieter but close enough to get into Liverpool easily.

I like Neil Buchanon!

Is Peter Serafinowicz from Liverpool?

morethanpotatoprints Sat 07-Sep-13 19:51:32


Sorry I must have given the wrong impression, I love Liverpool. We went a few weeks ago it was gay pride weekend, we didn't go for that though, just never knew till we got there. The banana things are brilliant and me and dd went to museums, docks, shopping to the cathedral where charities were abseiling down it. It was fantastic and the people lovely.
My point was if the sleb scoucers put on the we're from Liverpool act all the time, why would they want to move. They must think they are better. grin
I also used to live in Cheshire, but not the rich areas.

Peter Serafinowicz went to SFX in Woolton.

KoalaFace Sat 07-Sep-13 20:12:32

He can go on the good list then! I like him.

Mistyshore Sat 07-Sep-13 21:15:42

Milandra Burrows and Tricia Penrose set my teeth on edge.

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 21:18:00

Malandra Burrows' patents are called Malcolm and Sandra. FACT.

Mistyshore Sat 07-Sep-13 21:21:36

In which case I apologise to Malandra for my poor spelling wink

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 21:22:46

No worries, apparently I can't spell 'parents'.

SwedishEdith Sat 07-Sep-13 21:23:53

Yes, they were - had forgotten that. Had forgotten all about Malandra Burrows as well, tbh.

Like Matalan

Jason Isaacs is mine.

<glares menacingly at lesser beings>

Pete Postlethwaite is Warrington's 'get out of jail free' card for inflicting Kerry Katona on the world grin

Sue Johnston lives a stones throw from me, not sure if she is Warrington born or Liverpool though.

My mum is from Anfield, Grandad was from Toxteth. Nan and Grandad moved to the leafy suburb of Lowton in the 60's when they believed Liverpool was changing for the worse. Settled in St Helens.

Grandad once pinned a young lad to the wall after the lad upset his neice, threatened to injure him if he showed his face in the street again. None other than John Lennon!

Cilla is an abomination. That clip of her in a very high cut, sequinned bodysuit with flashing nipples <shudders>

As for Plastic.Scouser, mum's oldest friend born and bred in Whiston, moved to Runcorn in the 80's, I need a translator when I speak to her, it's the most bizarre accent.

Mum reckons Phil Redmond invented the Scouse accent, a true Liverpool accent is Liverpudlian apparently (and yy to getting more "scouse" the angrier she is grin )

SwedishEdith Sat 07-Sep-13 21:25:18

In fact, Matalan is from Liverpool!

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 21:25:51

Can I nominate Crissy Rock for the BANNED list? <shudder>

squoosh Sat 07-Sep-13 21:27:36

What about the famous Scouse wags, Abbey Clancy and Alex Thingumy?

SwedishEdith Sat 07-Sep-13 21:28:15

y,y, agree that Brookside is responsible for that type of "Scouse" accent. Older people from Liverpool never seemed to speak like that

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 21:28:57

And for the dead-but-great list, Rex Harrison! I'd forgotten him.

Did you all know that Michael Jackson was actually born in Liverpool?

SwedishEdith Sat 07-Sep-13 21:34:36

Simon Rattle on the acceptable list, surely.

No he wasn't?? Really?

I used to work in the council offices in Dale Street. I was on a bus going to work one morning that passed Pete Postlethwaite taking a morning constitutional past St. John's market. rock and roll, me

I think Pete Postlethwaite was a brilliant actor but cannot for the life of me recall a film where his character was still alive at the end credits.

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 21:37:02

No word of a lie wink

yy, Simon Rattle very acceptable.

Mistyshore Sat 07-Sep-13 21:37:05

My nan was from West Derby, she had a beautiful speaking voice and pronounced every letter. She had an old school Liverpudlian accent that was nothing like the lazy accent used by the young.

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 21:38:48

That's me, Mistyshore. An old lady accent grin

LaGuardia Sat 07-Sep-13 21:41:07

When I hear the Scouse accent my ears shut down automatically.

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 21:42:47

Ah, I'll wager you are not hearing genuine old-school Scouse, LaGuardia, which should be soft and mellifluous.

frizzcat Sat 07-Sep-13 21:47:47

thewooley he was alive at the end of The Usual Suspects

frizzcat Sat 07-Sep-13 21:51:48

BOF grin
I take it you mean the actor Michael J Jackson

The other one was definitely born in the US

UserError Sat 07-Sep-13 21:52:59

Alex Curran, now Alex Gerrard, you mean? I don't like her, but that is because we grew up on the same street and she was horrible to me as a child.

Heidi Range from the Sugababes and Neil Buchanan are acceptable. All of the above are from Aintree.

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 21:53:20

You got me grin

auntpetunia Sat 07-Sep-13 21:54:08

Pick a McGann any McCann... Paul,Joe, mark or Stephen. All proper scousers born in Kenny!

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 21:55:26

Oh, Alex Eyebrow is a HORROR. Heidi Range is a nice girl, from what I've heard. Colette Rooney comes from a nice family. Wayne, on the other hand, not so much...

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 21:56:42

And don't even go there with Amanda Harrington. Awful, just awful.

Ah, just thought. For "real" accent, see Ken Dodd.

UserError Sat 07-Sep-13 21:59:27

Heidi is lovely. She is friends with my sister's friend's older sister. If you can follow that... grin

EstelleGetty Sat 07-Sep-13 21:59:29

Oh I love a gentle Scouse accent, I could listen to one for ages. Agree with all the Paul O'Grady fans - he's lovely.

I'm Glaswegian and cannot stand ham-it-up professional Glaswegians in the public eye. I do tend to find most of the folk who go on and on and on about "ah'm fae Glasgow" have perhaps only lived here for 2 years. The rest of us are not that fussed.

BOF! I am so gullible blush

frizzcat Sat 07-Sep-13 22:13:12

usererror yeah I've heard a few rumours about Alex Gerard, none of them positive

Can someone cuff me round the ear? I'm not even from Liverpool and here I am jumping in like a local!
Can't help it I'm invested now, plus I really do hate Cilla Black and John Bishop and Jimmy "I've played golf with the stars" Tarbuck. Every time he's on the tele - it's all about crap golf stories about that time he played golf with "big Sean Connery"! Jimmy my man, nobody gives a flying fuck.

And Cilla - it's those evil eyes and the "Lorra, Lorra laughs". Oh and that show "surprise surprise" (can't even be bothered to put the caps in, doesn't warrant the effort), when she used to walk through the streets somewhere with big shoulder pads and a brass band bloody singing.
Actually my dad hated her so much when I was growing up and especially "surprise surprise" when the singing started. He'd be running around tearing the living room apart looking for the remote - and the language would have made a sailor blush ...... Never occurred to him to manually switch the channel, although he did actually turn off mains electricity switch because he couldn't cope with Cilla anymore and "if he had to suffer then we all would" grin

frizzcat Sat 07-Sep-13 22:16:18

Should add that we his loving children hid the remote ...

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 22:17:01

Frizzcat grin

I so feel your dad's pain.

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 22:28:01

Mike Myers is Canadian-born, but both his parents were from Liverpool. I vote Acceptable Honorary Scouser.

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 22:30:05

John Parrot is perhaps borderline. I'd say Acceptable though.

frizzcat Sat 07-Sep-13 22:42:23

Just me and you then BOF

Mike Myers and John Parrot are acceptable.
I was telling my sister about this thread and she said "oh what about Kenny Dalgleish?" confused Epic Fail

Panzee Sat 07-Sep-13 22:42:24

Not Liverpool, but about accents.
I used to know someone who went to school in Scotland with Robbie Coltrane. Claims his accent was English back then. grin

frizzcat Sat 07-Sep-13 22:44:03

Also no one in Belfast speaks like Charlie Lawson - Jim Macdonald from Corrie

knickernicker Sat 07-Sep-13 22:54:46

All scousers are professional scousers. There's a mawkery about the place. We drove into Liverpool shopping today and I saw this doctor's surgery covered in an enormous feel good homily, something like 'love life, love the pool.' And the women's hospital is called Liverpool women's not Liverpool womens hospital. There's a giant mawkfest permanently going on.

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 23:08:13

You're quite right. Nothing says mawkish like 'Liverpool Women's'. We are all just a bit shit hmm

knickernicker Sat 07-Sep-13 23:12:07

Mawkish doesn't mean shit. There's just something about the name of the hospital which I think represents how Liverpudlians feel-This is our hospital and were proud if it.

knickernicker Sat 07-Sep-13 23:13:09

Catch yourself on Frizzcat.

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 23:15:32

Mawkish doesn't mean proud either. It means wallowing in misery. Which I am unconvinced that the signage of the Liverpool Women's hospital conveys, tbh.

BOF Sat 07-Sep-13 23:21:41

I'm not quite right actually. Here is what the dictionary says:

mawk·ish [maw-kish]
characterized by sickly sentimentality; weakly emotional; maudlin.
having a mildly sickening flavor; slightly nauseating.

elcranko Sat 07-Sep-13 23:40:27

Neil Buchanan is definitely acceptable, the man is a leg-end.

Saw Abbey Clancy on Strictly before, as much as she irritates me at least she hasn't tried to change her accent.

alliben22 Sun 08-Sep-13 00:01:28

Jennifer Johnson, the fabulous mezzo who sang at the Proms last night is from Crosby.
I taught Ian McCulloch's daughter and Heidi Range's cousin.
Both girls were gorgeous, and Mr. McCulloch.....swooon! Even though he did wear shades at Parents evening!!

frizzcat Sun 08-Sep-13 00:15:52

Bout cha Knicker

Pan Sun 08-Sep-13 00:20:15

You do realise OP that this thread could be seen as just another scouser's whinge - except ironically about themselves...
<Disclaimer - I love Liverpool and used to live there, both in the city and 'over the water'.>

BOF Sun 08-Sep-13 00:21:56

Did you really, Pan?

Pan Sun 08-Sep-13 00:25:17

yes, all over - Lark Lane, Rock Ferry, Sefton Park, Wavertree (Smithdown Road), Oxton - always avoiding the rent man.grin

bottleofbeer Sun 08-Sep-13 01:08:29

Jesus Cheeeerist Pan. I'm going to have to hold a minute's silence over the pure mawkishness of having had a baby at Liverpool women's mawkish 'ossy.

Kiss me arse.

AngryBeaver Sun 08-Sep-13 04:02:14

What about local slebs?!
I used to work for BBC radio merseyside, met several, mostly twats. Ricky Tomlinson for instance.

But the biggest twat was a long standing presenter.
I had to go through his post everyday before he got in.
I had to remove any hate mail or anything negative so he didn't see it and get his ego dinted. (Twat)

What about Snelly?! Worked on both popular city stations for years?
Do we know him?!

Want2bSupermum Sun 08-Sep-13 04:41:52

I hear you BUT I Paul O'Grady is lovely and his accept is a birkenhead accent, not Liverpool scouse. I met Clare Sweeny a few times in London and she was really nice. I think she knew she had 15mins to make her money so went for it. I don't hold that against her because she was working extremely hard when I met her.

I grew up on the Wirral and it was part of Merseyside until the 90's when it became part of Cheshire (we had L postcodes before and CH after). I grew close to the old border of Merseyside and Cheshire and no one had a strong scouse type accent all the way through to Hoylake in the early 90's at least.

Birkenhead, Wallasy, Moreton, New Brighton etc have a lot of ex-Liverpudlians living there. There does seem to have been a shift of people moving further away from Liverpool. All of my Dad's friends from schools were living in Oxton, Wallasey and Noctrum. They came from upper middle class homes. Their parents moved out towards West Kirby, Caldy, Heswall, Gayton and Parkgate in the 70's. My fathers generation moved from these areas to Chester through Manchester or London. My Dad is the only one who lives in the same spot which is in Cheshire. When I return to visit friends living in Heswall I am shocked that everyone has a scouse accept. My cousing, who grew up in Caldy, has a scouse twang. It is rather strange if you consider Nicola Horrick and Mrs Bucket (Patrician Routelage) are both from the Wirral as was John Peel. None of them have/had scouse type accepts.

I have no trouble understanding Jamie C or Stevie. I do have to translate for the Americans at the bar though!

Cazza72 Sun 08-Sep-13 07:01:03

A bit confused that Jamie Redknapp's had a couple of mentions? I know he played for Liverpool, but don't think he's ever claimed to be scouse? Sure he's one of ours! Oh - as was Bob Marleys Dad ...

Cazza72 Sun 08-Sep-13 07:05:24

Stand corrected - JK born in Hampshire, not Essex (cousin Frank def an Essex boy though) ... But that leads neatly on to the Mockneys ....

VestaCurry Sun 08-Sep-13 07:07:06

Mawkery hmm?

Thumpalumpa Sun 08-Sep-13 07:30:04

What about the gorgeous Lisa Eldridge? Scouse mum, Italian dad, brought back to UK from NZ when 11, brought up in Crosby.

Thumpalumpa Sun 08-Sep-13 07:31:06

Sorry, brought to Liverpool when she was 5.

KoalaFace Sun 08-Sep-13 07:48:12

Lisa Eldridge? Really? I love her!

This isn't a "whinge" thread! It's really lighthearted. The only one whinging isn't from Liverpool and is going on about "mawkery" confused

Afroturf Sun 08-Sep-13 08:04:48

The Wirral is still in the County of Merseyside not Cheshire. The postcodes changed to CH from L in 1997/98 due to the post being sorted in Chester rather than Liverpool as it had previously been.

Mawkish shock

Afroturf Sun 08-Sep-13 08:12:08

Pan I know what you mean and it wasn't my intention to encourage a whingefest. I like and am proud of a huge amount of successful people from Liverpool. I just can't stand slebs that moved away a long time ago but take every opportunity of reminding us where they're from.

Another one to be proud of, Playwright, Willy Russell. Studied much of his work at school.

Pan Sun 08-Sep-13 08:16:41

Afroturf, I was being a bit tongue-in-cheek meself. ON accents, I'd met Oasis quite a few time before they made it BIG and the Gallaghers do ham up their accents on TV.

Though I was once firmly told once by a colleague real scouser that it should be either "Wirral" or "The Wirral Penninsula".

ChristineDaae Sun 08-Sep-13 08:30:32

Ooohhh Jennifer Ellison!! I hate that woman. And her snotty bitch little sister!!
They were the 'do you know who I am' lot in queues for clubs etc... And every sentence from the sister I ever heard started 'well our Jennifer...' Aaarrgghh!!

Feargalthecat Sun 08-Sep-13 08:49:33

Jimmy McGovern. Lovely genuine talented scouser who still lives in Liverpool (quite close to your old school Thewoolybacks wife!)

TensionWheelsCoolHeels Sun 08-Sep-13 09:13:42

I think it's probably the same sort of thing as Sean Connery prattling on about Scottish independence from the comfort of his home in the Bahamas or wherever he actually lives.wink

Beaver my DM won't hear a bad word about Snelly. She thinks he's lovely smile

Who was the longstanding presenter? Ah, go on, give us a clue grin

Growlithe Sun 08-Sep-13 09:42:41

I bet it was Mrs Butler's Eldest.

Mistyshore Sun 08-Sep-13 09:56:24

I've heard more than one story about Mrs Butlers Eldest being a very different personality away from the microphone.

BOF Sun 08-Sep-13 12:15:12

That was my first thought too!

Re Jimmy McGovern- my dad taught him in a creative writing class (adult ed) before he got his break. Preen preen grin

Afroturf Sun 08-Sep-13 15:37:57

Sorry, I know this thread is dying down but i've remembered another couple of twats. Fucking Billy and Wally.

I remember beinf forced to listen to that shite, Hold your fucking Plums, when I stayed at my Nan and Grandad's house. They'd be pissing themselves laughing with tears rolling down their faces. I'd be quietly thinking they were a pair of nobs.

BOF Sun 08-Sep-13 16:17:51

They are hideous, agreed. Are they still going?

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sun 08-Sep-13 16:18:48

I have just noticed that no-one has mentioned Cherie Blair - one for the blacklist.

Jins Sun 08-Sep-13 16:35:42

Pete Burns is from Port Sunlight. About as scouse as I am ie not very as I also come from a place which had an L postcode and now has a CH

And we did have scouse accents near the border with Cheshire oh yes! Maybe not so much in Pensby or Gayton but mine was shocking. Not truly scouse obviously but better than Cilla Feckin Blacks is grin

ParvatiTheWitch Sun 08-Sep-13 17:31:11

Argh, I can't believe "Hold your plums" has been mentioned. My Nan used to love that too. Billy Bell End, Wally Wanker and Shitty Snelly.

Roger McGough is another one who needs a fucking punch. Who made hime the Liverpool Oracle.

Incidentally, while I am on a thread with other scousers; who used to go clubbing/to gigs at Planet X and McMillians? Late 80's/early 90's? Those were my days... aahhhh. Record shopping in Probe as well.

Jins Sun 08-Sep-13 17:37:06

I lived in Planet X. Well only when it was on. grin

Do you remember xtreem near probe records for the most avent garde haircuts?

ParvatiTheWitch Sun 08-Sep-13 17:43:19

Nah, I had a shit hair cut, just not cool enough grin

What was that place upstairs a bit like Afflecks Palace? All little independent shops? Tie die and shit? I used to live in there and get all my feaky gear from there.

KoalaFace Sun 08-Sep-13 17:44:09


ParvatiTheWitch Sun 08-Sep-13 17:44:55

Ah Quiggins, of course. Thank you.

KoalaFace Sun 08-Sep-13 17:55:33

Who is that vile fella who was all militant in the 80s? He had a stupid name like Gegsy or something? He went mental on the BBC recently.

BOF Sun 08-Sep-13 18:05:52

Derek Hatton?

KoalaFace Sun 08-Sep-13 18:06:24

Degsy! Stabby stabby stabby!

Roger McGough for the poet bloke on Going Live?

I loved Neil Buchanan when he did that Saturday morning programme.

My mum threw a fit when I came home with a Birkenhead accent after spending 2 weeks away there. But then we lived in Cheshire dontchaknow. where everyone else had stoke accents

Can someone clarify the women's hospital issue. Both my children were born there. As far as I know it is called "Liverpool women's hospital". But it's too big a mouthful so locals, including me, call it "the Women's" in every day conversation. Surely people aren't complaining about us shortening it to save breath?! grin

Oh I see, it's been rebranded. (Just had a look at their website). It's a bit daft, that! grin

Wouldn't call it mawkish though. Just a huge waste of money.

Oh I am getting really angry now. That name change is bloody stupid - just did google image search. Why change the flipping signage on the building. And it doesn't make sense. Liverpool Women's what?!?! Put the missing word back in, for Christ's sake.

But that's just me being a pedant.

ThwartedbyMum Sun 08-Sep-13 18:35:59

I liked Snelly when he was on Radio City doing the breakfast show, I was hi-hoed off to school on a few occasions! I thought Radio Merseyside was for old people so never listened to him after he defected. Are Billy and Wally still going? (Just returned to live here after 10 years away!)

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 08-Sep-13 18:38:59

I used to go to Planet X and McMillans as a student early 90s. Class.

Jins Sun 08-Sep-13 18:49:34

My Planet X days were up to about 1988

HopeClearwater Sun 08-Sep-13 19:20:51

I think 12 pages' worth proves we are worth talking about grin

ParvatiTheWitch Sun 08-Sep-13 19:44:02

I must have been clubbing with you at the same time Ken. We were class.

Panzee Sun 08-Sep-13 20:44:45

I was on a plane to America with Billy Butler once. He was a sod and so was his wife!

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 08-Sep-13 20:53:24

grin I thought I was mint - purple velvet jacket purchased in a vintage shop on Renshaw St . Whenever I hear Been Caught Stealing it reminds me of Planet X .
I worked for Simon O'Brien for a bit, he's a lovely Scouse celebrity .

AngryBeaver Sun 08-Sep-13 22:51:01

<finger on nose> mrs butlers bloody eldest angry. He was awful and his producer was the nastiest old man ever. And a sex pest to boot sad
Snelly on the other hand? A genuinely good person. A real hard working family man who really looked after me when I was a newbie there.

Christ I hated that job! But my Grandad was so proud of me smile the landlady of The Dog and Gun used to turn the radio up so he could ear me reading the Asian news on a Sunday shift grin

And yes, My mum used to piss herself at Hold Your Plums too. I would whine for radio city on.
But Kev Seed? TWAT

SwedishEdith Sun 08-Sep-13 23:01:06

I used to listen toJanice Long when she was on Radio Merseyside
(early 1980s?). I quite like Janice Long despite the Peter Powell years as she's a proper music fan so she can go on Acceptable List. Also, Tom Bell was from Liverpool -> AL

BOF Sun 08-Sep-13 23:05:47

Oh yes, Kev Seed was a twat. He used to live in a granny flat in his parents' garden, and had it rigged up like something out of Austin Powers. Proper saddo.

gymboywalton Sun 08-Sep-13 23:09:24

who remembers kev seed?
used to do radio city and also used to do the saturday night djing in a local club[ie outside the city centre]

yes to macmillans-used to love smiths nights in there
and a penny to get in the state on a thursday night.

what about cafe society and flip on bold street??

gymboywalton Sun 08-Sep-13 23:10:11

ha!! cross posts!!

gymboywalton Sun 08-Sep-13 23:14:32

what was the name of the other place off bold street -on the left???

AngryBeaver Sun 08-Sep-13 23:15:49

Ha BOF, says it all!

Afroturf Sun 08-Sep-13 23:18:58

Oh God, yes, Kev 'Seedy by name, seedy by nature' Seed. Hated him but I used to listen to him on a Saturday night DJing from The Paradox. His career went down the toilet when he was done for drink driving.

Now, here's someone who isn't from Liverpool (the Wirral) but has 'broadcast' from the top of the tower for years. Yes, it's motor mouth thick tit wanking twat, Pete Price. Another sycophant that likes the sound of his own voice.

gymboywalton Sun 08-Sep-13 23:22:44

am i thinking of the mardi gras? opposite side of the street to macmillans and sort off the main road? next to a little alley?

AngryBeaver Sun 08-Sep-13 23:56:16

Yeah, mardi gras was a big one in my mums era.

The paradox?! Not thought about that for ages, it shut down before I was old enough to get in, but by all accounts was a "meat market"!

HopeClearwater Mon 09-Sep-13 00:10:26

Pete Price has a stupid column in the Liverpool Echo now. Idiot.
Where was Athena? Bold Street? I spent hours in there. Had no money though.

BOF Mon 09-Sep-13 00:24:58

My mistake- it was DAVE Seed in the granny shag pad. He used to try and pick up girls on the basis of being Kev's brother. I remember a friend of mine going to a party in said pad after being out clubbing, and telling me how sleazy he was.

Plenty of dirt on Kev though- if you google Kev Seed Wanker, there are a few interesting anecdotes on forums.

AngryBeaver Mon 09-Sep-13 00:31:42

So doing that! I know a few things on him too from his colleagues. Not a well liked guy (cos he's a prick)

Athena, yea. Great shop, I had no money either.
Loved Quiggins of course, used to buy all sorts of crap from there!!

timidviper Mon 09-Sep-13 01:11:42

Was the Paradox the place that was in the old Littlewoods Pools building?

I didn't go clubbing in Liverpool much as I led a sheltered life and then went off to Manchester to uni. I don't even remember much about clubs except for Eric's (a uni friend was a roadie for the early incarnations of OMD so we used to get in free)

I have been subjected to my mother telling me about "Hold your plums" and was even given a recording of the shaky leg song by Billy Butler hmm Does anyone else remember that shite?

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 09-Sep-13 06:33:27

Yeah Paradox was Vernon Pools. Never went though.
Used to go to Mardis quite a lot , they did a good indie night on a Saturday.

auntpetunia Mon 09-Sep-13 06:41:37

Oh Kevin Seed!!! The things I could tell you.... Went to school with him, lived round the corner from him for years mum still lives there. Prat.

AngryBeaver Mon 09-Sep-13 06:42:38

Tell aunt petunia!

elcranko Mon 09-Sep-13 08:10:27

You fellow paradoxers may have also visited my other teen hangout- Secrets in L21 (was also Alison's and the Whisper I think, but that was before my time). I don't recall ever seeing any local slebs sticking to the carpets in there though! smile

bottleofbeer Mon 09-Sep-13 08:36:13

Ahhh The Paradox. I still feel a bit sad when I see the waste ground where it used to be.

It was so bad it was great. Yes, it was known as a meat market.

Kev Seed sleazed up to mate in there and said something along the lines of "don't you know who I am?" She looked him up and down and said "uhm, no. Should I?". He was really, really pissed off.

Youtube Set You Free, it was filmed in there.

bottleofbeer Mon 09-Sep-13 08:36:56

Hahahah Secrets! never did go there though.

I raise you; The Quad!

BOF Mon 09-Sep-13 08:48:22

Yes- I knocked the volume switch on the radio the other day, and DP yelled "Bloody hell, it's like Quadrant Park in here!" grin

Growlithe Mon 09-Sep-13 09:24:27

Secrets - you used to come out of there wet through all of the evaporated sweat dripping off the ceiling.

Jins Mon 09-Sep-13 09:31:05

The Razz. One day I'll go back and the same DJ and bouncer will be there grin

bottleofbeer Mon 09-Sep-13 09:35:58

And Kiss! next to the Flicks. That closed down before I was 18 though and I went from looking way younger than my age to looking way older than it. Can't win grin.

elcranko Mon 09-Sep-13 10:29:25

The Grafton is gone now too hmm

Growlithe Mon 09-Sep-13 10:45:54

Can I hijack this thread to pick your brains. Me and DH haven't been out in town for years because of DCs and no babysisters. And as we know town has changed so much. The DCs are on a sleepover on Saturday and we want to take advantage of it. grin

We'd like to go for a meal and to a couple of bars. Nowhere poncey or loud cos we're getting old, just nice and chilled and quite casual.

Any recommendations? TIA

Jins Mon 09-Sep-13 11:15:31

Growlithe you need to be aware that freshers week possibly month started at John Moores last Saturday. DS1 is rather enjoying it smile

I can do places to avoid if that helps

Mistyshore Mon 09-Sep-13 11:16:41

I was generally in the 147 snooker club, The Krazy House or The Pink Parrott. I met my ex husband in the Cabin (dead classy me)!

Growlithe Mon 09-Sep-13 11:20:54

Jins bloody brilliant! As if I didn't feel old enough already. grin

KoalaFace Mon 09-Sep-13 11:27:33

Growlithe I think The Hub is great for what you describe. Yummy food, nice atmosphere, not too "try hard".

Jins Mon 09-Sep-13 11:27:49

Growlithe I'm a lot older - obviously - and I'm quite jealous of some of the events on the list. However I can't imagine that 3000 drunken students on their way to a foam party would make for a chilled atmosphere anyway near where they are headed grin

Can't even help with next Saturday. It's a secret warehouse party with venue tbc.

Growlithe Mon 09-Sep-13 11:33:36

Koala oh I've been to The Hub for lunch, yes good choice.

Jins DH was one for nights like that in his yoof. He even DJed at Cream (or Nation - I don't understand) in a former life. He's 6 years younger than me. Have to make sure he doesn't have a bit too much to drink and want to join in. grin

MoominMammasHandbag Mon 09-Sep-13 12:25:56

OK all you Liverpudlians, I once had someone take complete umbrage at me calling them a scouser. DH and his brother (from woollyback country, but worked in Liverpool a lot) took me to one side and told me that people from Liverpool consider it a derogatory term. I have never dared to use it since. Are they correct?

Growlithe Mon 09-Sep-13 13:33:31

It's never bothered me unless it's followed with 'git'. grin Are you getting mixed up with 'scally'?

timidviper Mon 09-Sep-13 13:53:38

Ooh the Whisper! That brings back memories of far too long ago! I lived quite close to the Paradox although it was still the pools when I was there (KenDoddsDadsDog you are right it was Vernons)

I'm not worried about being called scouse. Do you think it was somebody from the Wirral or Cheshire who thought they were superior? When the county boundaries changed I remember some folk who lived in Lancashire areas whose address changed to Merseyside being appalled! We had friends in Maghull whose mother, when asked where they were from on holiday, would never say near Liverpool but had this ridiculous "near Ormskirk, where?, near Preston, where? Lancashire, where?" until one of the kids would pipe up near Liverpool, whereon questioners would understand and mother would glare daggers at offending child grin

Mistyshore Mon 09-Sep-13 13:54:10

Was your scouser actually from Liverpool? I'm from over the water and not the posh bits so I have an accent. I'm always being called scouse when I travel away from the area but I've got to the age where it's easier to just smile rather than try to explain that your from the other side of the Mersey because no one has ever heard of Wirral.

It's not an insult though, it sounds like the scouser you met was just a tosser (we have a few). I'd never see my arse (good scouse phrase there) if someone used it. smile

MoominMammasHandbag Mon 09-Sep-13 13:57:52

Hmmm, it was in Ormskirk. I wonder if DH was winding me up? No it definitely wasn't scally, even I know better than that.

Jins Mon 09-Sep-13 14:18:11

Well if it was Ormskirk then I can understand. They aren't scousers. The accent extends beyond the boundary like the Cockney accent.

I don't mind being called scouse or a scouser even though I'm not.

KoalaFace Mon 09-Sep-13 14:22:10

If they didn't want to be called scouse why would they want to be called liverpudlian?

They sound hard work!

tb Mon 09-Sep-13 15:06:08

Me too, the that always sticks in my throat is Glenda Jackson - especially as I can remember her younger sister Andrea living in the next road to us in Hoylake. She grew up there, too.

David Hunt - once Sec of State for Wales had a house in the next road to Glenda, and Selwyn Lloyd the next road again. Neither of those 2 were ever professional scousers.

Growlithe: Hanover Street Social for your meal. The Shipping Forecast for a chilled drink.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 09-Sep-13 18:24:55

My fave place for lunch was Cafe Tabac - I started my obsession for Taramasalata there !

Growlithe Mon 09-Sep-13 18:30:18

I think we are going to the Hanover Street Social, as soon as I read it I remembered it being recommended last year by a couple of school mums. DH is saying there are a few bars round there he wants to try too. Cheers Curly.

The Hub adjoins the Hanover Street Social and you could just go there for a drink but it gets rammed on a Saturday and if you're anything like me you probably prefer to have a seat in a pub these days. grin

Growlithe Mon 09-Sep-13 19:27:04

Curly not only prefer to, but whine till I get a seat. grin

I'm not bothered about being called a scouser that's how I would describe myself I just don't like the way people from outside of liverpool (such as Wirral, ormskirk, southport etc) are called scousers they are bloody well not!! confused

AngryBeaver Mon 09-Sep-13 20:52:06

I'm originally from Ormskirk (well, Aughton) grandad was a Walton boy who moved us further and further out the better his business did.
Although, he worked on the Docks all his life.
His varying accents made me laugh my head off.

Ridiculous faux posh "work" accent, and the real one!

My mum speaks quite posh, but my brother and I have mild scouse accents (especially when pissed/angry) I live in NZ now, and people still ask if I'm a scouser.

AngryBeaver Mon 09-Sep-13 20:56:47

Scoosels...but only people from Liverpool know/care. The accent is what people pick up on.
I wouldn't say I'm a scouser (although I was born in merseyside) but people hear the accent and say it, along with "ey ey ey, calm down" and I can't be arsed explaining the geography every time.

I just say Liverpool's my nearest city.

elcranko Tue 10-Sep-13 07:07:52

I live by the giro but remember once getting called a wool by a boy from Walton because I didn't have a purple wheelie bin. hmm

AngryBeaver Tue 10-Sep-13 07:51:28

I lusted after purple wheelies hmm

gordyslovesheep Tue 10-Sep-13 08:27:47

I loved cafe tabac in my youth and news from nowhere which has moved next door to it now I think. I used to work in the nalgo bar next to radio city

As a kid I woke up every morning to uncle Norman Thomas!

bottleofbeer Tue 10-Sep-13 08:37:51

Yeah I've had the Wool thing because I don't have purple wheeliebins.

I have an L postcode and if I stood on top of my house I could see the Liver Birds and Radio City tower.

MangoTiramisu Tue 10-Sep-13 09:18:38

What about if you are from Maghull?

bottleofbeer Tue 10-Sep-13 09:41:30

What's the Maghull post code? Maghull is a difficult one. It's getting on for Ormskirk way isn't it?

bottleofbeer Tue 10-Sep-13 09:44:36

It's L31 within the borough of Sefton, so it is indeed in Liverpool. Official, like smile

MangoTiramisu Tue 10-Sep-13 09:49:51

But does that make me a scouser or a wooly?

AaDB Tue 10-Sep-13 10:13:49

I'm from South Liverpool and have lived in the Midlands for 15 years. I don't mind the term as scouser; PC term would be Liverpudlian.

I agree with you about the plazzy scousers.

I went to the same school as the Amoo children, Sharp/Serafinowicz siblings.

Jamie Rednapp is from dahn sarff.

I agree with Hub, Hanover Street Social and Tabac. I recommend Salthouse Tapas, Leaf (on Bold Street), Puschka (Rodney Street) and Spire in Allerton.

I'm self employed and about to start a contract in Birmingham. I'm getting my hmm ready for all the 'jokes' about stealing and people attempting a scouse accent. Twats usually trot out a high pitch Harry Enfield scouser. I HATE HARRY ENFIELD.

Growlithe Tue 10-Sep-13 10:15:16

For the wools with wheelie bin envy - Get On This

bottleofbeer Tue 10-Sep-13 10:19:22

You're a scouser.

bottleofbeer Tue 10-Sep-13 10:20:59

I'd buy that little wheelie bin right now if it was just a mini bin. The caption on it ruins it because it's too touristy which would be weird because I live here.

I am buying that exotic Wirral 2014 calendar though.

Growlithe Tue 10-Sep-13 10:23:23

I live on the Wirral now and believe it or not that is not the first Wirral Calendar I've seen.

bottleofbeer Tue 10-Sep-13 11:02:56

Ohhh you went over to the dark side?

bites fist god bless you!

elcranko Tue 10-Sep-13 11:23:49

If I leave my house and walk for five minutes I reach the City of Liverpool - Walton sign. If I do that now then would it be acceptable for me to order that mini purple wheelie bin?

MangoTiramisu Tue 10-Sep-13 12:16:42

AaDB when I lived in London I was called "hub caps" by someone I worked with the whole time. It used to bother me but doesn't now. In fact I'm glad I was brought up in a place that made me street wise and able to take cracks. I look at some of the pickles my friends and extended family get into and it amazes me that they can't give as good as they get.

MangoTiramisu Tue 10-Sep-13 12:17:33

P.s. Im a scouser, Phew. Thought I was a "Maghulliback"

Ooh AaDB grin i wonder if we were at school together. Where you there with the petrol blue and pink uniform? Yuk!

I'm in my mid 40's. I have fond memories of boozy lunchtimes evenings in the Baby Elephant.

One of my neighbours has a purple wheelie bin. It stands out among the sea of green and brown ones here. I do wonder if anywhere other than Liverpool has purple bins. smile

bottleofbeer Tue 10-Sep-13 13:11:35

Hub caps? that's shit! I could think up way better ways to insult myself.

Oh, and I don't want a purple wheeliebin snoots. I mean it's not going to go with anybody's external décor is it? unless they live in Balamory.

In fact, we don't get trusted with any wheeliebin. The council reckons we'll set our houses on fire if we have one because the front yardens are too small.

AaDB Tue 10-Sep-13 18:20:09

Why Wool, I think we were!shock wink grin. I can prove it by telling you the cinema by Elephant had the skirt fabric on their seats.

Mango, "hubcaps" moniker would give me the rage. They better not ducking dare.

AaDB Tue 10-Sep-13 18:20:58

Mango, you are a scouser. Defo.

timidviper Tue 10-Sep-13 23:46:43

Mango, I spent a lot of my younger years therel. Did you grow up there?

MangoTiramisu Wed 11-Sep-13 01:39:26

Yes I did. Which school did you go to?

AndFanjoWasHisNameO Wed 11-Sep-13 02:55:23

Ooh underage steamboats in the baby Elephant in Woolton and then over to the cinema where you could STILL SMOKE!!! Like whilst the film was on.
Loving the fact that an apostrophe makes us all 'mawkish' btw sad
I love these reminiscing threads...I went back to the Raz last year in a very drunk 'remember me-get Alan, I don't have to pay' kind of way and they gave me a pitiful look, informed me that he'd retired and to please get to the back of the queue. blush

AaDB Wed 11-Sep-13 09:41:46

Ah The Raz. Ha to Steamboats.

yoda11 Wed 11-Sep-13 10:12:31

They should be taking off the tv cant stand there stupid accents.

gymboywalton Wed 11-Sep-13 17:30:09

alan has finally retired????? is dave still the dj??? has nicky retired too? the blonde barmaid? you know she was alan's wife??

I had my hen night at The Raz classy bird, me

Notsoskinnyminny Wed 11-Sep-13 19:35:48

TWW and AaDB - I went to that school, they still wore Donny Osmond hats when I started.

The Baby El was my drinking haunt for years until I was 'old enough' to go into town. My haunts were Uglies and Quinns and a bit later Streets, Kirklands, Plummers and the Conti, the Razz was a bit too studenty for me but not as bad as the Cabin!

Thank God they'd got rid of the hats when I started. Whoever designed the uniform must have been on a bad trip grin When my DD refused to wear her summer dress in Year 6 she couldn't believe that I had had to wear one until I was 16.

Meeting my St. Eddie's boyfriend at the end of school we must have looked like an explosion in a paint factory. blush

AaDB Wed 11-Sep-13 19:47:58

I'm surprised at the number of old school gals on this thread. shock shockwink wine wine wine winewine . Especially Woolly, cos we both now reside in the Midlands.

My Brummie friends love going out in Liverpool. I love going out to eat in, Birmingham so it all works out. grin

Leonard Rossiter and Tom Baker are my fave surprise Liverpudlians.

007Fab Sat 26-Oct-13 17:06:52

Does Daniel Craig count ? He's from Frodsham and went to school with Ray Stubbs. Ray Stubbs sounds like a Scouser.

Then again, I think I read that Gary Barlow was from Frodsham, and he sounds pure Manc. He really grates on me !!!!! All that fawning around the Royals and coming out as a Tory !

Jeff Bridges, his Grandad was a Scouser. But he said he's never been to Liverpool, but does understand about the humour.

007Fab Sat 26-Oct-13 17:09:06

I think I read somewhere about Bob Marley's Father having a Liverpool link, but I think he only lived in Liverpool. I also read somewhere that Bob Marley had lived in Toxteth with his mother in his early childhood ? Has anybody else read or heard this ?

007Fab Sat 26-Oct-13 17:33:32

What about the kids from OUR DAY OUT ? They have been celebrities to young people studying GCSE's for years. As it was on the national curriculum.

Whatever happened to the kids from Our Day Out ? Does anybody know ?

uselessinformation Sat 26-Oct-13 18:14:04

Gary Barlow doesn't sound Mancunian at all. He has the accent of where he is from, Frodsham. you could say you could detect some wirral in his accent but not manc.

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