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What'd You Say? Liverpool's Dialect Under Fire

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What'd You Say? Liverpool's Dialect Under Fire

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What'd You Say? Liverpool's Dialect Under Fire

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The peculiar English dialect shared by residents of Liverpool, England, called "scouse," is coming under fire by many who think the accent is interfering with Liverpool's attempt to make an economic and cultural comeback. Opponents of the sometimes indecipherable dialect, made famous by the musical native sons who made up The Beatles, say it impedes communication with those in the wider world.

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