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The Liverpudlian's Lexicon

Understanding 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 six boroughs having an economy of 57.3 billion and a population of more than 1.5 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 too. 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 City's Boroughs of Wirral and Sefton. This includes 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, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, 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 Liverpool is the home of famous Liverpudlians such as Paul O'Grady, Shirley Ballas, Pete Burns, Paul Hollywood, Taron Egerton and Daniel Craig - as well as the architect that designed the Royal Liver Building, Walter Aubrey Thomas.

  •  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 Liverpool, St. Helen's is an important part of the region with its countryside walks such as The Dream, its industrial economy and fantastically rich sporting heritage.

  •  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. This Liverpool borough has brought from it famous Liverpudlians such as Steven Gerrard, Willy Russell, Phil Redmond and Kym Marsh to name but a few.

  •  The Commercial District  - The financial centre of the Liverpool City Region. This area is a densely built-up high-rise area with numerous Grade Listed Buildings and a number of skyscrapers.

  •  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 as Scouse is the accent that you will heart throughout the City Region/County.

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


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