Image via WikipediaSkittles started a meme some time ago called Heads or Tails, this week our writing prompt is Bottle.
My husband was born in Cheshire England but his accent is closer to a Scouse from Merseyside, Liverpool, England. His accent is highly distinctive. A person from Liverpool is called a Liverpudlian, but are more often described as Scousers and are noted for the fast, highly accented manner of speech, with a range of rising and falling tone.
There are several words that irritate me when he says them. Bottle is one of them. When he says it the tt's are completely absent so it is bo'le. Coming from my background that grates on the ear somewhat. Also the letter H is always said as haich rather that aich and any sentence that includes the phrase 'isn't there' comes out as 'isn't thee'.
The word Scouse was originally a variation of "lobscouse", the name of a dish of lamb stew mixed with hardtack eaten by sailors. The dish was traditionally the fare of the poor people, using the cheapest cuts of meat available.
So he may say "Our Vic isn't thee a bo'le of wine with our scouse".