This product is much more than a tea towel as it is presented using the finest crisp white cotton (100% 8oz panama). The LiverTalk design features a pink/purple Liverpool waterfront image and a poem acting as the waves on the River Mersey. The poem uses well known Liverpool words and phrases to talk about the City. This of one of the unique tea towels available in Liverpool gifts with Liverpool Cathedral.
Height - 20cm
Width - 26cm
Weight - 50g
The poem on the tea towel says:
“Wherever you go – whichever ground, the people of Liverpool are really dead sound. The things that they say and the way that they speak, are so very funny and what makes them unique. Things you may think are good, we think are ‘belter’, ‘top’ or ‘boss’, but you’ll hear ‘muppet’ or ‘divvy’ if you make us dead cross. Hello is ‘alright’, ‘iya’ and goodbye is ‘see ya, ‘ta ra’. Our dad is the ‘auld fella’ and me mum is often ‘ma’. Friends are our bezzies, ‘if you’re going to town give us a knock?’ Thankyou can be ‘ta’ or ‘nice one’ glasses are ‘bins’ – ‘how much did you cough?’ ‘How much mate, you’re a loon – you’ve been well ad off!’ Your boyfriend is your ‘fella’, your girlfriend sometimes your ‘bird’, ‘wicked’ can be good or bad – ‘mate them kecks – av a word!’ The Prinnys are ‘proper fab’ whatever their ages, spend their money on clobber when they get their wages. ‘Eee I feel antwack, a pure site’- ‘no you look proper fab’, ‘come round to ours after and we’ll have a bevvy and a good gab’. ‘I’ve got a mega cob on – there’ll be murder, he’s wreckin me head’ ‘no way you’re spinnin me a yarn, tonight you can sleep in the shed’. ‘What’s she like?’ can be a term of endearment or not as the case may be, she might have done your head in or done something daft you see. It’s ‘The Asda’ not ‘Asda’ – we sometimes go to when we need a scran. ‘Bring the Echo in lad’ ‘arr no probs Nan’. ‘Swerve it’ means to leave it, ‘get your head down’ is to get some sleep, ‘if you haven’t heard from someone lately you ‘haven’t heard a peep. ‘You wanna get down the Royal with that’ – ‘the Royal is the ozzy’ ‘I’m goin on my jollies, doin me head in trying to find a new cozzy’. A sibling is ‘our kid’ and Grandad well is Grandad, can sometimes be found in the Ale House, in trouble – maybe just a tad. ‘Is right’ confirms something positive, having a ‘giraffe’ can be good or bad. ‘Shut the door cos you weren’t born in a barn’ – Dad’s sayings are often sad. It’s ‘lolly-ice’ not ‘ice-lolly’I’m tellin ye there’s no way, and now you’ve gegged in a little to some of the things we say. And as we sail across the Mersey and the talk of Liverpool, you’ll find it’s a dead sound City with a language that’s equally cool!”