You’ve done your research for this trip, you’ve been picking out the best Liverpool bars, studying the nicest Liverpool restaurants and choosing the most fun weekend activities for months, and now the day has finally arrived. Your weekend in Liverpool can begin.
You and your friends are about to embark on the most memorable short city break to Liverpool so, for a bit of fun or even to try and blend in a little here’s a list of Scouse words to help your way around Liverpool like only a Scouser can.
Terms of praise or general wellness.
Knowing the basics is a good place to start your weekend in Liverpool. To help you express your satisfaction after enjoying a nice meal or to show you are happy to a Scouser use one of these specific terms.
Definition: Incredibly Awesome
Use: Our Signature Living hotel room is Boss
Definition: Cool or Good
Use: The bar staff at Bar Signature are Sound
Definition: Go Ahead
Use: G’wed girl those dance moves are Boss
Use: Check out my new shoes from Liverpool One, I’m totally made up
Liverpool fashion terms
Being a city that is always at the forefront of style and fashion trends, Liverpool naturally has its very own language to describe certain parts of their attire. You can follow along by learning all of these essential style phrases.
Use: Is there a shop nearby where I can purchase some new Trabs?
Definition: Also, Trainers
Use: I love those webs, where can I get them?
Definition: pants or trousers
Use: which one of you knicked me kecks from my case?
Use: gonna need my bins today the sun is blinding
Food and Drink
On your wild weekend in Liverpool, there’s a number of delicious restaurants to eat at. You may even be lucky enough to be invited by a Scouser to join them for a meal or a drink, but they won’t ask you using those exact words.
Use: hey love, you’re gorgeous! You wanna come for a bevvy later?
Use: I’m gonna take you for a top scran cos your fit
Should the weather be considerably warm on your weekend in Liverpool you may even come across the term;
Definition: Ice Lolly
Use: it’s absolutely roasting, do you fancy a Lolly Ice?
Sometimes you may prefer to eat or drink in your hotel room before heading out on the town. In this case, you’ll need directions to the nearest convenience store or supermarket. Here’s what you need to ask for;
Here’s what you need to ask for;
Use: Where’s The Asda in Liverpool?
Definition: Off licence
Use: we need some drinks for in our room, where’s the nearest Offy?
Navigate the humour
The most widely used form of Scouse humour is banter born from ridicule. In short, Scousers like to mock or scorn you but all in jest, therefore, the following terms will often be used in good humour. Just be prepared with a scathing come back when you know they are not.
Use: your makeup looks an absolute show
Definition: an expression or disgust or disapproval
Use: Eee look at her fake tan
Definition: Crazy or Weird
Use: I’d steer clear of her she’s gone west
Definition: A gentle insult meaning stupid or idiot
Use: just ignore her love she’s a bit of a meff
Definition: Someone who’s from the surrounding areas of Liverpool
Use: ‘on to him thinking he’s from town, what a wool.
Anyone of these phrases can be used in jest, as Scousers are famous for being kind and inviting your unlikely to encounter any of these terms as actual insults.
WARNING: Whatever you do DO NOT direct one of these at an actual Scouser, they’ll rip into their vast repertoire of comical insults and you’ll never recover.
A Roundup of Essential Phrases
These are the odd words you may need during a day to day conversation with a Scouser, words that you may encounter making small talk at the bus stop or whilst joining in a group chat in a bar.
Definition: Freezing cold
Use: its Baltic today innit?
Definition: Laughing a lot
Use: he was so funny he had me in bulk
Definition: Being nosey
Eee, stop geggin in
Note: this can also be used in a singular form to describe being uninvited or joining in/sharing something. For
EG. you could Geg in on a taxi or Geg in on somebodies pizza.
Use: aw love where’d you get those trabs they’re well jarg
There you have it, a boss little guide to the beautiful language of the Scouser. Use it well to navigate your way through the weekend in Liverpool putting to good use your new-found knowledge of a language that makes the beloved Scouser so endearing.
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