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Accent and expression - step two

Believe it or not, Scousers have only been talking Scouse for about 150 years. Before that, we think people in Liverpool had a Lancashire accent. What made the change happen? You'll find out in a bit.

Step two

Why does Scouse sound like Scouse?

Select what you think is the answer

Pollution|
Pollution| Fumes coming out of the Mersey Tunnel blocked our noses

Laziness|
Laziness| We couldn't be bothered to talk any other way

Contact with others|
Contact with others| New people coming to live in the city changed the way we spoke

Unusually large teeth|
Unusually large teeth| This affects how we form words