Well tonight was the firm's quiz night, in which we came bloody third due to a technicality!! I shall explain how...
There was a "Liverpool" round, which I encouraged our team to play our joker on for double points as I was pretty confident for obvious reasons....
Question 1, where does the word "Scouse" come from? I said it's a sort of traditional soup sold in a hot pot in newsagents etc around Liverpool. Wrong - it's a stew! WTF? I'm sorry, but a soup/broth/stew is the exact same bloody thing where I come from (for info: Whitechapel, London)!!
So considering the difference in points was 1.5 between us and the winning team, we would... no, SHOULD have won with our answer of "soup"!
But did I ruin the spirit of Christmas fun in which the quiz was played by arguing and fighting over it? No - I thought I'd graciously accept my 3rd prize (a large bag of chocolate buttons) but will sodding moan about it as much as I like on here!
Where the f-k can I get a bag of Cadbury's Chocolate Buttons engraved, by the way?
Oh man, am I drunk or what though!!!!
The score for tonight, therefore, is 7 out of a possible 10 as soup is f-ing stew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm afraid the quiz master is correct. Scouse is a stew and not a soup. Soup is primarily liquid and scouse(and stews) are not. They are much thicker in consistency with potatoes and even flour added to it.
As for it being sold out of newsagents around Liverpool - what a load of crap! I have lived in Liverpool all my life and I do not know of one newsagents that sells Scouse. It's questionable that you won the giant chocolate buttons in my view - yer big southern tart!!!!
Post by bluemeaniepaul74 on Dec 5, 2013 18:01:38 GMT
Sorry Al, I'm gonna have to agree with Mrmustard on this one, I wouldn't consider using the word Soup if somebody asked me to describe 'Scouse'. For those who care... It's usually quite thick in consistency with generous chunks of meat, Carrots and potato and generally topped with red cabbage, piccalilli or beetroot! Never seen it sold in newsagents but can see a potential goldmine at next years Beatleweek if someone starts a rumour that John, Paul, George and Ringo ate nothing but the stuff between shows at the Cavern...
OK, OK - but in my defence, I blame that newsagent across the road from the Adelphi - he has a big sign up behind his counter saying "Scouse" next to a soup cauldron, serving up a soup-looking liquid into a white polystyrene cup! Sort him out lads, he's giving us southern tarts the totally wrong idea!!! LOL!