Because of my technical imbecility, I won't be doing my slot on MobyLives Radio today. Hopefully, I'll do something for Dennis on Monday. (Apologies, again, to Dennis for the mix-up.)

Whilst emailing yesterday, Dennis asked me the derivation of the word scouser (me being a Liverpudlian having come up in a conversation about John Lennon). Well, what I've found out is this: natives of Liverpool are known as scousers as they were fond of a stew called scouse, which is short for lobscouse which, as my mum makes it, is basically Irish stew. Scouse meaning "a native of Liverpool" dates in writing from only 1945. Scouser followed later.

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