Serious question for you regarding Curtis and the Merseyside accent: I've noticed on visits before that the accent is different from different parts of the city. Someone from Crosby sounds different to me than someone from Birkenhead, but maybe that's just me. Curtis' accent sounds different to me altogether (and maybe it is just the way he speaks and I don't know the difference). Can anyone shed some light on if his manner of speaking reflects a certain part of the city, a generational youth thing, or something else?
Any help to an outsider who is fascinated with the culture of the city, is appreciated.
As a child and a youth and living in Walton then Speke and Halewood people's accents were quite similar in the city centre and the suburbs, considering those who lived on the over-spill estates were mostly from areas in and around town it is understandable. Talking about the '60's and '70's in that context.
The weird thing is from the '80's the accent has been exaggerated mostly as a sign of toughness by the youth and the aspects of the accent that set it apart from the Queens English are more pronounced, the chat out of the various gang members from Noggsy, Kirkby, Croxteth etc is proof of the assertion.
Formby, Southport, the Wirral etc are woolybacks and a different kettle.
edit: The term 'woolyback' is not meant as a detrimental term, it is used as a description for people living outside Liverpool boundaries.
On topic and cannot wait for Curtis Jones to kick on next season,
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