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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.

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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.

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


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.


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.

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

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.