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17 Life Skills Every Scouser Has Mastered

Another Scouse impression? Not arsed.

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1. Knowing what Scouse words like trabs, barms, and scran mean.

Within Liverpool we've got our own dialect and language: Scouse. Trabs (trainers), barms (bread rolls), scran (food), bins (glasses), kecks (trousers), and jarg (fake) – we know what these mean but outsiders won't have the foggiest.
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Within Liverpool we've got our own dialect and language: Scouse. Trabs (trainers), barms (bread rolls), scran (food), bins (glasses), kecks (trousers), and jarg (fake) – we know what these mean but outsiders won't have the foggiest.

2. Breathing through your mouth on the Dock Road.

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Breathing exclusively through your mouth is vital to avoiding that peanutty, cheesy, kind-of-bacony smell.

3. Completely ostracising anything to do with The Sun newspaper.

It's second nature to us now.
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It's second nature to us now.

4. Knowing the best outdoorsy places to visit, like Sefton Park.

Picturesque day out in the sun? Sorted.
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Picturesque day out in the sun? Sorted.

5. An ability to Ignore Lambananas forever more.

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Every Scouser has seen them a hundred times so have learnt to bypass them completely.

6. Avoiding certain parts of the city on match days and on December's Santa Dash.

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7. Supporting one of two teams but being united as a city.

Amidst all the bitter rivalry between Everton and Liverpool supporters on the pitch, there's a sense of togetherness off of it.
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Amidst all the bitter rivalry between Everton and Liverpool supporters on the pitch, there's a sense of togetherness off of it.

8. Never getting stuck on the road to the Queensway tunnel.

Amateurs have all done this, but hardened Liverpudlians will know how to avoid such pitfalls.
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Amateurs have all done this, but hardened Liverpudlians will know how to avoid such pitfalls.

9. Being aware that Crosby and Formby have the best beaches in the North West.

And in the opposite direction, New Brighton's not too shabby either.
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And in the opposite direction, New Brighton's not too shabby either.

10. Enjoying alternative cinema trips at FACT.

Watching a foreign film on two-person sofas while eating a panini ain't half bad.

11. Laughing off those awful Scouser impressions.

You've heard one, you've heard 'em all. Non-Scousers just love to do an impression. Trouble is they're all beyond terrible.
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You've heard one, you've heard 'em all. Non-Scousers just love to do an impression. Trouble is they're all beyond terrible.

12. Knowing that the extremely limited train service doesn't run after midnight.

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No one wants the dilemma of being stranded in town until 6am or forking out for a taxi.

13. Recognising a fake Scouers a mile off.

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14. Visiting Blackpool lights for a viable (and free) family night out.

It's one of the very few family activities you can do that's virtually cost-free.

15. Knowing it's only acceptable to visit Southport for Pleasureland or its promenade.

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16. Choosing Wales as a holiday destination.

Hey, it’s another country, culture, and language but so close and convenient.
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Hey, it’s another country, culture, and language but so close and convenient.

17. Knowing the Philharmonic pub has the fanciest toilets known to humans.

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