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      Feb 03, 2020 03:30:24 pm
      For f**k sake just sounds pure wool!

      Is wool used for anyone outside of Liverpool or more for those just on the outskirts trying to be scouse?
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      Reply #1: Feb 03, 2020 04:12:36 pm
      Is wool used for anyone outside of Liverpool or more for those just on the outskirts trying to be scouse?

      "Woolyback" I think originates from labourers in Cheshire who back in the day, used to load wool onto wagons to be transported to the dock, they used to sling bales of wool on their shoulders or backs inevitability causing it to shred on their clothing, hence the term "woolybacks".
      It is used to describe anyone from outside of Liverpool.
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      Reply #2: Feb 03, 2020 04:29:18 pm
      Is wool used for anyone outside of Liverpool or more for those just on the outskirts trying to be scouse?

      It is used to describe anyone from outside of Liverpool.

      I reckon it is used a lot more specifically for those on the outskirts but maybe within a 50 or so mile radius!  I'm thinking North Wales, Lancashire etc.  More likely to hear it for someone from Warrington and Wigan than Newcastle or London IMO.

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      Reply #3: Feb 03, 2020 04:55:44 pm
      Is wool used for anyone outside of Liverpool or more for those just on the outskirts trying to be scouse?

      Just a general put down for anyone not scouse these days!
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      Reply #4: Feb 03, 2020 05:01:20 pm
      So being called a Wool is negative either way you look at it.

      Oh well, I am a Wool and proud in that case.
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      Reply #5: Feb 03, 2020 08:19:45 pm
      I reckon it is used a lot more specifically for those on the outskirts but maybe within a 50 or so mile radius!  I'm thinking North Wales, Lancashire etc.  More likely to hear it for someone from Warrington and Wigan than Newcastle or London IMO.


      True enough JD, I should have been more specific In mentioning just Cheshire.

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      Reply #6: Feb 03, 2020 08:45:42 pm
      I always thought the woolyback term originated for someone from Prescot and further South.That is how the term was used in the Page Moss area.
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      Reply #7: Feb 05, 2020 01:39:08 pm
      Just a general put down for anyone not scouse these days!

      Personally I prefer yank b***ard 
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      Reply #8: Mar 13, 2020 09:24:31 am
      Just a general put down for anyone not scouse these days!

      Or scouse behaviour, some out of towners can still act and take on scouse traits some dont

      Like for example some of the obvious tories on here show proper wool behaviour
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      Reply #9: Mar 13, 2020 10:52:50 am
      I think wool is becoming more of a state of mind than a geographical thing.

      Some of the biggest wools I know are from Liverpool (mainly Aigburth)
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      Re: Wool
      Reply #10: Mar 13, 2020 11:41:33 am
      When I seen the thread title I thought someone had taken up knitting to tide them over until the footie resumes.
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      Reply #11: Mar 13, 2020 01:40:11 pm
      When I seen the thread title I thought someone had taken up knitting to tide them over until the footie resumes.

       :lmao: :lmao: Brilliant
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      Re: Wool
      Reply #12: Mar 17, 2020 07:10:28 pm
      I think wool is becoming more of a state of mind than a geographical thing.

      Some of the biggest wools I know are from Liverpool (mainly Aigburth)
         

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