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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 Fumes coming out of the Mersey Tunnel blocked our noses

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