Scouse is a meaty dish, so very distinctive just like the accent which is also world famous. If you hear the sound of Scouse, no matter where you are, you immediately know theres a friend near by. Its a bonding thing. Just like Geordies sell the North East and Cockneys fly the flag for London, the Scouse accent also does its bit for our award-winning unique culture and thats culture with a capital K. The Beatles, with their nasal twang and Scouse sense of humour, endeared the city to millions and they even sang in Scouse. So much so that Americans thought all people from the UK actually spoke like the Fab Four. The accent stands out on radio and on TV; in plays, films, musicals and at football matches and yes even in print in novels and poetry in fact, everywhere where this sing-along tone is heard and mentioned. Jokes even sound funnier in Scouse listen to Stan Boardman and Tom OConnor. Its OUR voice. Vocally, verbally vibrant. What other city has such an identity reflected in us having an ology Scouseology; what other area bestows Scousehoods to its citizens and has issued Scouse passports. And, thanks to the LIVERPOOL ECHO, what other location has its own Whos Who dossier of Scousers called The Scouserati? Ricky Tomlinson, Phil Redmond, Billy Butler, Alexei Sayle, Cilla Black, Ringo and Sir Paul are just a few famous names who have never forgotten their roots and it shows. Just like each generation who pass on the Scouse legacy. Scousers never try to change their accent with visits to elocution coaches why should we? The accent is our branding: we are proud of it, just ask Gerry Marsden, soccer manager Paul Jewell and comedienne Faith Brown. We say what we say with pride and we sing it out loud. But why is Scouse so special? Well, we will fill yer in. This is the guide book everyone born in the city should have. An A to Z of all things Scouse from Arthur Askey to Z Cars. So calm down and now read all about it yer know it makes sense. It is the ultimate keepsake about the magical, mesmerising never-to-be-ignored sound of Scouse. Gear, indeed. Know worra mean, like.