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    17 Life Skills Every Scouser Has Mastered

    Another Scouse impression? Not arsed.

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

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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.

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

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    It's second nature to us now.

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

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    Picturesque day out in the sun? Sorted.

    5. An ability to Ignore Lambananas forever more.

    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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

    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.

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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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