Scousers - can they sink any lower?

Sorry to interrupt your live discussion about difference between Manchester and Liverpool but this melody is fantastically popular in Russia. In Soviet times and later weather forecasts were made with this melody as a background.


I think she must have mixed up her cities:

Манчестер стал скучен.
И Ливерпуль скоро заплачет дождём..

I don't recall Manchester being boring, but I do recall lots of rain (and pea soup fogs).
 
I think she must have mixed up her cities:

Манчестер стал скучен.
И Ливерпуль скоро заплачет дождём..

I don't recall Manchester being boring, but I do recall lots of rain (and pea soup fogs).
I believe your translation is not quite correct. The song is about love and typical English weather is merely a background that reflects the feelings about the lost love..

Manchester is of a sad mood
Liverpool is crying over the sea
I do not know anymore if I exist
The white boats fear the winter
Manchester is in the rain
And Liverpool is no longer
In today's haze
Love is also lost

For someone who lost love Manchester could be in a sad mood. Especially if it's raining. And Liverpool too...

The English nations was born centuries ago and it would be logical to expect that the nation building process would make English nation solid, would make regional differences, accents, habits insignificant.
 
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I believe your translation is not quite correct. The song is about love and typical English weather is merely a background that reflects the feelings about the lost love..

Yes, I understood that.

Manchester is of a sad mood
Liverpool is crying over the sea
I do not know anymore if I exist
The white boats fear the winter
Manchester is in the rain
And Liverpool is no longer
In today's haze
Love is also lost

Thanks. I haven't come across дождь(ём) applying to the sea, just rain (дождём = instrumental singular?).

The English nations was born centuries ago and it would be logical to expect that the nation building process would make English nation solid, would make regional differences, accents, habits insignificant.

I think TV and shopping centres were mainly responsible for that. I've occasionally been in a shopping mall and temporarily lost track of which city I'm in - a lot malls look so similar internally. And TV popularised certain regional accents.

The regional differences were quite pronounced when I was boy. And they are still there, even if some youth seem to sport strange Essex-like accents, mannerisms and modes of speech.
 
I believe your translation is not quite correct. The song is about love and typical English weather is merely a background that reflects the feelings about the lost love..

Manchester is of a sad mood
Liverpool is crying over the sea
I do not know anymore if I exist
The white boats fear the winter
Manchester is in the rain
And Liverpool is no longer
In today's haze
Love is also lost

For someone who lost love Manchester could be in a sad mood. Especially if it's raining. And Liverpool too...

The English nations was born centuries ago and it would be logical to expect that the nation building process would make English nation solid, would make regional differences, accents, habits insignificant.
Yeah but hating scousers is universal.
 
Didn't a scouse comedian once write a song about how Hitler bombed his chippy?
Stan Boardman I believe it was.
Sketch
 
Spent a delightful day in Liverpool today - one of my ex’s was visiting locally and asked if I could escort her and her friend around. The sun was shining, the architecture was beautiful as always and we had a fun day.

As an aside there seemed to be an inordinately large number of bra-less young maidens wandering the city centre. Nipple piercings seemed to also be very popular amongst them too. God bless them all…
 
Spent a delightful day in Liverpool today - one of my ex’s was visiting locally and asked if I could escort her and her friend around. The sun was shining, the architecture was beautiful as always and we had a fun day.

As an aside there seemed to be an inordinately large number of bra-less young maidens wandering the city centre. Nipple piercings seemed to also be very popular amongst them too. God bless them all…

Ah, if only @Broken2 had penned that. I would have delighted in responding thus:


Broken2
Spent a delightful day in Liverpool today - one of my ex’s was visiting locally and asked if I could escort her and her friend around. The sun was shining, the architecture was beautiful as always

You're going to regret writing that when you sober up ... if you ever do ... and see that it was naught but your Buckie-fuelled fantasies at work.

and we had a fun day.

And I'm sure the photographs of you staggering half-naked down the street, bottle in hand, swearing at the tramps, and stealing their hard-won chips will back you up on that account, at least.

As an aside there seemed to be an inordinately large number of bra-less young maidens wandering the city centre.

Bras nicked. Mystery solved.

Nipple piercings seemed to also be very popular amongst them too.

They're called "knife wounds" elsewhere on the planet.


But he didn't So I won't.
 
Ah, if only @Broken2 had penned that. I would have delighted in responding thus:




You're going to regret writing that when you sober up ... if you ever do ... and see that it was naught but your Buckie-fuelled fantasies at work.



And I'm sure the photographs of you staggering half-naked down the street, bottle in hand, swearing at the tramps, and stealing their hard-won chips will back you up on that account, at least.



Bras nicked. Mystery solved.



They're called "knife wounds" elsewhere on the planet.


But he didn't So I won't.
It was to my dismay that the Picton reading room was of course closed of a Sunday.

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The rest of the Library is also rather beautiful

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St Georges Hall is one of the most impressive neo-classical buildings in the UK, inside and out

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And the rest of the St Georges quarter ain’t too shabby.
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Tread warily - one of my ancestors was responsible for some of the statuary in that area. He did however kill himself upon realising that the tails of the horses at the Pier Head that he helped out no were blowing in the opposite direction to the prevailing winds. The less said about his lions the better.
 
It was to my dismay that the Picton reading room was of course closed of a Sunday.

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The rest of the Library is also rather beautiful

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St Georges Hall is one of the most impressive neo-classical buildings in the UK, inside and out

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And the rest of the St Georges quarter ain’t too shabby.
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Tread warily - one of my ancestors was responsible for some of the statuary in that area. He did however kill himself upon realising that the tails of the horses at the Pier Head that he helped out no were blowing in the opposite direction to the prevailing winds. The less said about his lions the better.

Nice.

I will refrain from asking by which larcenous means he exercised this "responsibility". ^~
 
Spent a delightful day in Liverpool today - one of my ex’s was visiting locally and asked if I could escort her and her friend around. The sun was shining, the architecture was beautiful as always and we had a fun day.

As an aside there seemed to be an inordinately large number of bra-less young maidens wandering the city centre. Nipple piercings seemed to also be very popular amongst them too. God bless them all…
You forgot the hundreds of "homeless" and drug dealers.
 
Spent a delightful day in Liverpool today - one of my ex’s was visiting locally and asked if I could escort her and her friend around. The sun was shining, the architecture was beautiful as always and we had a fun day.

As an aside there seemed to be an inordinately large number of bra-less young maidens wandering the city centre. Nipple piercings seemed to also be very popular amongst them too. God bless them all…

I have also been in the greatest City in the world this weekend and absolutely concur with regard to the young women.

I also managed a couple of quick snaps of some of the finest examples of architecture in the world ^~

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