Request for variant subtag "scouse"

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Aug 29 20:41:45 CEST 2006

1. Name of requester:  John Cowan
2. E-mail address of requester:  cowan at
3. Record Requested:

   Type: variant
   Subtag: scouse
   Description: Scouse
   Prefix: en
   Suppress-Script: Latn
   Comments: English Liverpudlian dialect known as 'Scouse'

4. Intended meaning of the subtag: The Scouse dialect of English
5. Reference to published description
   of the language (book or article):

Shaw, Frank, Spiegl, Fritz, and Kelly, Stan. Lern Yerself Scouse
Volume 1: How to Talk Proper in Liverpool. Liverpool, UK: Scouse Press,

Lane, Linacre. Lern Yerself Scouse Volume 2: The ABZ of
Scouse. Liverpool, UK: Scouse Press, 1966-1996.

Minard, Brian. Lern Yerself Scouse Volume 3: Wersia Sensa Yuma?
Liverpool, UK: Scouse Press, 1966-1996.

Unknown. Lern Yerself Scouse Volume 4: The Language of Laura Norder.
Liverpool, UK: Scouse Press, 1966-1996.

Szlamp. Oxford English Dictionary (Online Abstract): The definition of the
word 'Scouser', 'Scouser' Liverpool, UK:,
1996-Present (via Active Update).

6. Any other relevant information:

Registration of this variant will cause the existing grandfathered
tag "en-scouse" to be changed to a redundant tag.

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