24 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Liverpool

“That’s boss.”

1. “Bail”.

What it normally means: The temporary release of a prisoner.

What it means in Liverpool: To run very fast.

2. “Wool”.

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What it normally means: A soft material that comes from sheep.

What it means in Liverpool: Someone who doesn’t come from Liverpool, but comes from its surrounding areas.

3. “Snide”.

What it normally means: Sneaky or vindictive.

What it means in Liverpool: Horrible clothing.

4. “Pure”.

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What it normally means: Something with a uniform composition; devoid of unnecessary embellishment.

What it means in Liverpool: Lots of something.

5. “Laughing”.

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What it normally means: The physical act of expressing enjoyment.

What it means in Liverpool: OK.

6. “Last”.

What it normally means: The final position.

What it means in Liverpool: Bad. The “last Rolo” isn’t coveted in Liverpool.

7. “Me”.

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What it normally means: Yourself.

What it means in Liverpool: Something you own. For example, “me car”.

8. “Clobber”.

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What it normally means: Hitting someone or something very hard.

What it means in Liverpool: Clothing. Lots of clothing.

9. “Boss”.

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What it normally means: A superior in your place of work.

What it means in Liverpool: Anything even remotely good.

10. “Toffees”.

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What it normally means: Golden sweets that stick to your teeth.

What it means in Liverpool: Everton Football Club.

11. “Reds”.

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What it normally means everywhere else: One of the three primary colours.

What it means in Liverpool: Liverpool Football Club.

12. “Bevy”.

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What it normally means: A group of people, often followed by “of beauties”.

What it means in Liverpool: An alcoholic drink, often followed by vomit.

13. “West”.

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What it normally means everywhere else: A direction on a compass.

What it means in Liverpool: A twisted state of mind.

14. “Bird”.

What it normally means: An animal that flies and sings.

What it means in Liverpool: The love of a man’s life.

15. “Swerve”.

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What it normally means: To veer off towards another path.

What it means in Liverpool: Declining to attend an event.

16. “Bill”.

What it normally means: A letter confirming the money you owe for goods or services.

What it means in Liverpool: Being on your own.

17. “Bills”.

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What it normally means: Letters confirming the money you owe for goods or services.

What it means in Liverpool: Your underwear.

18. “Creased”.

What it normally means everywhere else: Something unironed or poorly folded.

What it means in Liverpool: Laughing a lot.

19. “Bulk”.

What it normally means: A significant portion of something large.

What it means in Liverpool: Laughing even more than when you were creased.

20. “Belter”.

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What it normally means everywhere else: A particular style of theatrical singer.

What it means in Liverpool: Something very good.

21. “Like”.

What it normally means: To appreciate something.

What it means in Liverpool: A word used instead of pausing for breath. Essentially punctuation.

22. “Bins”.

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What it normally means everywhere else: Containers for rubbish.

What it means in Liverpool: Spectacles.

23. “Webs”.

What it normally means: Spiders’ traps.

What it means in Liverpool: Trainers.

24. “Minty”.

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What it normally means: A fresh, clean aroma.

What it means in Liverpool: Somewhere dirty or scruffy.

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