Chances are in some of the more tourist-themed shops in town you can find books about learning to talk like a scouser – all the vernacular and colloquialisms and glottal fricatives (that’s your chiccccccckens).
Exactly where the scouse accent has come from, exactly why it keeps changing (Beryl Bainbridge voiced her utter bafflement at modern scouse accents just a few years ago) and what it conjures in others is an enduring topic of discussion – so it should come as no surprise that a group of Liverpool John Moores University students have chosen the topic as their final project for a Media Professional Studies degree.
You can watch the documentary below, which features talking heads like Roger McGough and some very nifty animation and shots of the modern Liverpool. We thought the latter would make a great title sequence for a rebooted Brookside).
Go to scouseology.tumblr.com for more.