1. Being called a Scouser by everyone apart from actual Scousers, who refer to you as a “Plastic Scouser”. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF The CW Thereby confusing your already fragile sense of identity. 2. Trying to explain to people what exactly a "peninsula" is and realising before you've even started that they really don't care. Google Maps "It's a body of land with water on three sides…" 3. Dealing with the official name for Wirral dwellers being "Wirralian" and having to say it out loud. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Viacom "We come in peace." 4. Eye-rolling at Londoners who think the tube is rowdy when they’ve never been on Merseyrail. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @biff1981 Especially the run up the escalators at Liverpool Central when you've overdone the pre-drinks and need a wee. 5. Never knowing quite why you live “on” the Wirral and not “in” the Wirral. Twitter: @katie_homes / Via Twitter: @katie_homes And then overthinking it and confusing yourself. 6. Never properly enjoying a birthday again once you’re too old to visit the Crocky Trail. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @scotbowie 7. Visiting actual Brighton and realising the audacity of the name New Brighton in comparison. Flickr: 9840291@N03 Although don't underestimate the lure of the Prezzo or Home Bargains. 8. Feeling the urge to tell everyone you meet that Daniel Craig is from the Wirral. MGM Imagine if all the Wirral men looked like this coming out of the Marine Lake. 9. Taking your driving test on the Lever Causeway and feeling your rapidly impending death approach. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC DOES ANYONE EVEN KNOW THE SPEED LIMIT? 10. Dealing with a lifelong fear of marshes because you’ve heard the horror stories of people lost forever after climbing over the wall at Park Gate. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @becci_metty It's like Game of Thrones* beyond that wall, for all we know.*Actually, it's just Wales. 11. Not being able to stop yourself singing along when you hear "Ferry Across the Mersey". Particularly when they play it on the actual ferry. Flickr: jjordan64816 This land IS the place I love. 12. Feeling a sense of loyalty towards shopping centres after all the time you spent hanging out at the Birkenhead Pyramids. Flickr: wilfredknievel / Creative Commons / 13. Having to accept the ridiculously high fare of any taxi willing to take you back to the Wirral after a night out in Liverpool. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF New Line Cinema One does not simply walk through the tunnel. 14. Visiting Central Park in New York and being less than impressed because you know the design is based on Birkenhead Park and it will always reign supreme. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @meldoeslife Parks and recreational drug users FTW. 15. Counting the number of hours you’ve lost trying to navigate Clatterbridge roundabout and breaking out in a sweat at the thought of driving around it. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 20th Century Fox 16. Choosing between Odeon Bromborough, Vue Birkenhead, or The Light in New Brighton. Flickr: 121958154@N04 / Creative Commons / But picking the trip through the tunnel and a £9 parking charge in Liverpool One if it's actually a film worth seeing. 17. Joining in with the Wirral's obsession with golf, particularly during the Open Championships at Royal Liverpool when the celebrity sightings ramp up. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @golferaid “Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas were definitely seen shopping in West Kirby Morrisons, ask anyone.” 18. Not being sure if you can actually swim or not because you spent all your time in Europa Pools just dodging the terrifying wave machine. commons.wikimedia.org / Via Twitter: @Arkham24601 Or queueing for the slides that went OUTSIDE the building. 19. Spotting the Mersey tunnel in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and needing to point it out every time the movie is on. Warner Bros. Pictures All other tunnels, have a day off. 20. Venturing out for the night in Birkenvegas and immediately getting in a fight. Flickr: thomwatson / Creative Commons / BuzzFeed "Wind yer neck in." 21. Feeling sorry for people who didn't grow up with beautiful, beachy shorelines all around them. Flickr: ruth_w Just like in The O.C.