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Understand Liverpool's Local Terminology


The Liverpudlian uses localised terminology that readers outside the Liverpool Region may not know of, or even locals that were simply unaware of the various language and metrics that exist and that may be used in our articles, videos, documentation and research.

  • Liverpool - The World in One City is the pinnacle of innovation, a leader with countless world firsts, it is the home of truth and the Capital of Pop. Liverpool is the fifth-largest city in the UK, with its Metropolitan Area having an economy of 57.3 billion and a population of more than 2 million people.

  • Liverpool City Centre - The financial, cultural, historic and entertainment heart of the Liverpool City Region. The City Centre is a thriving jungle of grade listed buildings, modern marvels and bustling crowds.

  • Liverpool City Region - The Liverpool City Region is a metropolis that consists of six boroughs including; the City of Liverpool, Borough of Wirral, Borough of Halton, Borough of Sefton, Borough of St Helens and the Borough of Knowsley. These six borough share the same values, culture and intertwined heritage that has enabled the city to thrive and become one of the most powerful and instantly recognisable cities in the world.

  • Liverpool Metropolitan Area - The Metro Area includes the six boroughs of the City Region and a number of surrounding towns and villages on the cusp of the Region that culturally, emotionally and geographically are very much apart of the city.

  • Liverpool Bay Area - The Bay Area is an alternative name for the Liverpool City Region and includes the waters surrounding the City and its Boroughs. The Bay Area is a hive of activity, has the largest wind turbine farm in Europe and has the world's top five shipping lines calling at its port.

  • Port of Liverpool - The Port consists of the extensive docklands on both banks of the Mersey spanning across the City of Liverpool and the Boroughs of Wirral and Sefton, including areas like the Pierhead, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Dingle, Bootle and Seaforth.

  • City of Liverpool - The central part of the Liverpool City Region and where the City Centre is located on the waterfront. Famous Liverpudlians from this part of the Region's inner suburbs include David Morrissey, Ricky Tomlinson, Jodie Comer, Shaun Evans, Clive Barker, Peter Serafinowicz, Tom Baker and Kim Cattrall.

  • Borough of Wirral - The Wirral Peninsula has the River Mersey running on its East Bank. It is has a diverse landscape with a wealth of beaches, woodlands and countryside. Home to one of the city's three professional football clubs, Tranmere Rovers; and one of the UK's largest shipbuilders, Cammell & Laird. Wirral has the most Grade I listed buildings in a square outside of London and the second in the country with Hamilton Square. This Borough of the Liverpool City Region is the home of famous Liverpudlians such as Paul O'Grady, Shirley Ballas, Pete Burns, Paul Hollywood, Taron Egerton and Daniel Craig.

  • Borough of Sefton - From the iconic beaches lined with iron statues to the delightful towns and villages. This Borough of the Liverpool City Region is the home of Aintree Racecourse, Red Squirrels and has brought us famous Liverpudlians such as Jamie Carragher, Billy J Kramer, Miranda Richardson and Francesca Halsall.

  • Borough of Halton - Halton is an outer borough of the Liverpool City Region, it is a key part of the Region with a strong industrial economy and is home to the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

  • Borough of St Helens - An outer borough of the Liverpool City Region, St Helens is an important part of the region with its rolling hills, industrial economy and rich sporting heritage that cannot be understated.

  • Borough of Knowsley - Knowsley is one of the Region's Eastern Boroughs and is home to a thriving industrial park and a renowned safari park. It is the has brought from it famous Liverpudlians such as Steven Gerrard, Willy Russell, Phil Redmond and Kym Marsh.

  • The Commercial District - The financial centre of the Liverpool City Region. This area is a densely built-up high-rise area with a number of skyscrapers. It is also the headquarters for The Liverpudlian.

  • Scouse - The word Scouse has numerous meanings as it is the name of numerous things in Liverpool.

    • Scouse (The Stew) - It is the name of the ​stew that has numerous influences around the world.

    • Scouse (The Accent/Dialect) - The Scouse Accent, the Liverpool Accent, the Liverpudlian Accent and officially. as well as in academic and administrative terms, Merseyside Scouse or the Merseyside Accent.

    • Scouse (The People) - People that inhabit the Liverpool City Region. also known as Merseyside. are referred to as Scousers informally (due to residents of areas like the Pier Head, Wallasey, Seaforth, Birkenhead, Dingle and Brunswick eating the Scouse Stew; notice how it is all tieing in together now?), and more formally as Liverpudlians.

House Style

When writing about the news and events on The Liverpudlian, the periodical and its journalists use a particular set of rules that include:

  • The Liverpudlian uses British English in its articles.

  • The Periodical strives for exemplary organisation and accuracy, it, therefore encompasses a number of strategies to ensure that The Liverpudlian can record information and offer it to readers in a way that is easy to access and navigate, in addition to making content that is easy to consume and understand:

    • In-Article Dates - Refers to dates in full.

    • Tags/Topics - Makes extensive use of 'tags' on articles in order to organise and collate relevant information.

    • Names Of Locations - Proper Refers to an area/location with its full title in order to ensure that everyone is able to understand the information of any age and knowledge level, not just those 'in the know'.

    • Multi-Media Content - Provides as much multi-media content as possible to ensure as much of a diverse record as possible.

    • Full Headings - In order to ensure that the correct and intended message is being conveyed to readers, all article headlines will be in full and avoid sensationalisation, cutting out words and misdirection.

    • Proper & Full Sentences - Our periodical's aim is to tell a story that will stand the test of time. In order to ensure this, accuracy is key when referring to dates, locations and knowledge. We do not assume everyone has a detailed knowledge of the event or place as we may have.

  • The Liverpudlian capitalises a number of particular words, phrases and names that we strive to keep consistent as we deem these worthy in stature of an upper case letter. We aim to provide crisp and concise information that is conveyed with  Examples include:

    • Liverpool City Region - The correct way to address LCR is in capitalisation however it is often used in many other places sporadically such as Liverpool city Region or Liverpool City region.​

    • Region/City Region - Referring to the Liverpool City Region.

    • The Six Boroughs - Referring to The Six Boroughs of the Liverpool City Region.

    • Borough - If generally referring to a general reference of the administrative nature of a borough, it will be in lower case however if referring to one of The Six boroughs, such as Wirral, Sefton or Halton, the word would start with a capital letter.

    • Mayor - Such as City of Liverpool Mayor or Liverpool City Region Mayor.


Whilst we acknowledge that this House Style may be rather specific to The Liverpudlian and not used widely by other news and media outlets across the UK, it is a system that enables us to provide, what we believe, a full offering in the way that we see as valuable to our audience.

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