Anyone know where this saying comes from? I have my own idea, but will withold incase i tarnish anyone elses view
P.S. - Im asking this question on a Liverpool based forum i belong to, get the 'enemies' point of view
Started: 6th Apr 2007 at 16:09
Last edited by the_suit: 6th Apr 2007 at 16:10:15
It comes from when wiganers used to work in liverpool docks and had all the bad jobs carryi arouf te sheep wool, or something along those lines anyroad.
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 17:02
It also can mean somert about the welsh/yorkshire folk being that the person in question is the product of a sexual liaison between man and sheep
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 17:31
Last edited by teash: 6th Apr 2007 at 17:32:08
LOL @ teash, first time I have heard that !!!
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 17:35
'Its true I tell yer its true' LOL So whats your own interpretation of the term woolyback mr suit? but feel free to use mine
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 17:45
'srlatics' came close. There was a strike at the docks and wigan workers were used to unload wool cargo. Due to the wool, and them breaking the strike ('scabs' i think the term is) the derogatory term was formed. However, the term is now applied to anyone outside of Liverool
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 18:08
Just been told this-'woolly back is used in liverpool, to mean someone from yorkshire, lancashire, southport?(thought s/p was classed as merseyside) etc.
not sure why, but you are considered a woolyback if you are in liverpool but have a 'yorkshire type' accent or similar.
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 19:30
'Woolybacks' are anyone who is not from Liverpool, not only Wiganers.
AND .. Merseyside and Liverpool are two serarate places.
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 19:35
Last edited by tonker: 6th Apr 2007 at 19:36:41
It's a term from the docks. In the days when labour was picked for a days work by gangers, nepotism and cronyism was rife. If you were from outside the immediate area of the dock you would stand little chance of any work at all. Only when ships came in carrying hides of various beast were the outside lads given a chance as the regular dockers didn't want the dirty and smelly job of unloading stinking hides. Thus anyone from outside the immediate area of the dock was classed as a woolly back. Even if they came from Liverpool.
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 19:52
Well thanks for geography lesson TONKER, i`ll certainly remember Merseyside and Liverpool are 2 separate places NOT
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 20:11
Oh My Goodness, dont start tonker off with his boundaries. I dont think that i could cope with the stress of it all again. lol
There is the history behind the term Woolly-Backs as mentioned by copperhead but generally it is a term that Liverpudlians use for non- Liverpudlians.Especially those with a similar accent to them and whom claim to be scousers. In particular those from St Helens, Skelmersdale, Widnes.
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 20:34
Last edited by disco_diva: 6th Apr 2007 at 20:39:22
that was interesting to read about the docks
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 21:58
Actualy DD, you are wrong. People FROM St Helens, Skem etc ARE wooleybacks. What you are referring to are 'Plassy' scousers (ie, born in liverpool, but left at an early age)
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 22:08
I dont understand why people from liverpool who I know live and work in Wigan and moan about it. If Liverpool is such a nice place why dont they stay there?
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 22:10
Aaah! A Scouser,i thought so!
No im not a woollyback, but i do know a few.
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 22:17
Jesus DD, your slow, where do you think "The Suit" name come from ????
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 22:18
where do you think "The Suit" name come from ????
what does that mean?
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 22:19
Well i am bit thick.
"The Suit"! Explain!
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 22:20
Jeez, ok, "What do you call a scouser in a suit" ???
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 22:22
DD, your taking the mick arent you ???? "The Accused" !!!!!!
Its a well known anti-scouse joke, hence me picking the name....To annoy anti-scousers (well, ones with an ounce of nounce anyway)
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 22:26
Well, it goes to show, that i dont know everything!
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 22:27
Last edited by disco_diva: 6th Apr 2007 at 22:27:39
OK, OK, OK, think we exhausted that line of enquiry, dont tax yourself
Replied: 6th Apr 2007 at 22:36
so...the zoots a scouse...zoots to posh a name for this guy.
hmm, now let me think for a mini sec
yeahhh...zoot shall be known as...HUB CAPS.
Replied: 7th Apr 2007 at 10:26
top-o-the-morn hub caps. Smilies:
Replied: 7th Apr 2007 at 10:27
ive left a pint over the bar in the baltic ale house hubs. Smilies:
Replied: 7th Apr 2007 at 10:29
Never drunk in there, so yah best go get yer pint back.
P.S. - Don't understand 'Hub Caps' ??
Replied: 7th Apr 2007 at 13:17
There used to be uite a bit o' (usually good natured)banter on the CB radio, between Woolybacks = Non- scousers.
& Mushrooms = Scousers
Mushrooms of course, meaning, they all had big heads & were brought up in sh1t
Replied: 7th Apr 2007 at 13:51
Replied: 7th Apr 2007 at 15:15
and dont forget ©art©, "also kept in the dark"
Billy, 'Hub Caps' ??? You intimating I'm a thief ???
Replied: 7th Apr 2007 at 16:02
i only intimate in response to your intimations???decipher that one HUBS. Smilies:
Replied: 7th Apr 2007 at 16:48
Last edited by billy: 7th Apr 2007 at 16:50:53
Billy, your a corker, lol, i dont intimate at all, I called you a deserter, 'cos you are one
Oops, forgot, point out the intimation there
Replied: 7th Apr 2007 at 16:52
Last edited by the_suit: 7th Apr 2007 at 16:53:43
hey guys...i think ive found his achiles heel.the zoot..alias
hub caps. Smilies:
Replied: 7th Apr 2007 at 20:44
Last edited by billy: 7th Apr 2007 at 20:45:44
"Hey Guys", seeking approval ??? need peer agreement ???
Replied: 7th Apr 2007 at 20:50
Billy, what's with all the smilies? I mean it's nice and colourful but why????
Replied: 7th Apr 2007 at 21:01
aint had my pills d-blonde. =
Replied: 8th Apr 2007 at 10:06
the hub cap has gone all quiet on the wooly back post???maybe its the hub cap name for scousers???if ya dont like it hubs, change over to wooly back, we will be glad to have ya on board.but remember, we run a tight ship here, all bristol fashion and ship shape, so ya gonna have to straighten yaself up x squaddie. Smilies:
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 14:16
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 14:17
'Tack', see other responses of mine re. You. Im tired of repeating myself
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 14:18
heres your ball babe, dont throw it over my wall agin, or else. Smilies:
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 14:24
 please stop spamming the boards.
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 17:24
Last edited by brian: 9th Apr 2007 at 20:46:48
M.I.C.K.E.Y m.o.u.s.e, mickey mouse,mickey mouse..........
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 18:43
Thay do doo dont thay do ....la
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 18:44
"M.I.C.K.E.Y m.o.u.s.e, mickey mouse,mickey mouse.........."
Another moron, soz, adversary
P.S. - you a proper wiganer ??? no proper wiganer would agree they are from greater mancland ???
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 18:45
NO MANCS ARE NORTHERN SCOUSERS
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 18:47
"NO MANCS ARE NORTHERN SCOUSERS"
What ? PMSL, you and Tack sharing a glass, or more ???
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 18:54
Mancs. are gits actually.
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 18:55
Last edited by dizzy blonde: 9th Apr 2007 at 18:56:06
SCOUCERS ARE IRISH SCOUCERS
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 18:55
Klunk, its spelt S.C.O.U.S.E.R
and, are you a manc, or a Wiganer ?, or, like Sailor boy, you gonna avoid the question ????
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 18:57
Manks are northern scousers - are there any southern ones then klunk yed?
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 19:04
HOW AM I TO KNOW ???????????
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 19:10
Dunno klunk yed but Scousers are Scousers, no southern about um - Scousers are northern. Stop shoutin' an' all klunk (i.e. typin' in big letters/capitals) 'cos you're doin' me cyber ears in.
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 19:17
"HOW AM I TO KNOW ???????????"
If you dont know, then dont respond with assumed authority, you make yourself look like a 'Tack' (and NO-ONE wants to look like a 'Tack', apart from the Moron himself )
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 19:18
Look whos talking
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 19:27
"Look whos talking"
Boo Hoo friggen' Hoo "HOW AM I TO KNOW ???????????" MWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!
Mummy, what do I do ???? How am i to know , Mwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Yah big Baby, come back when your out of your shorts
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 19:29
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 19:31
GO ON THEN PICK IT UP......
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 19:33
what? yer dummy, yer rattle, or yer handbag didums ????? pmsl
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 19:34
i guess if ya didnt know by now, this is hub caps at his worst. he boasted he had got rid of xrh...he tried very hard but failed to get rid of diva..emp..seamonkey. he targets me continualy, but cant get past first base. seems he has you in his sights now klunk yed.ya gotta play him like a fish on the end of your line.give him plenty of stinking bait, this will draw him in.i dont advise eating this agitated dog fish, i reckon he is poisonous to the human palate.note all his posts, agro and more agro. he is a very sad a******e indeed, his claims of being x service are just that..his claims. he took xrh to task on his service,and then gloated when he thought he had chased x out of the site. yup...something very very wrong with this play p***k.and as for being a scouse???i come of a long line of scousers. my missus relations were the fighting QUINNS. mick quinn was the hardest man on the length of liverpool waterfront. if this excuse of a d**k-head is a genuine scouse, he will have heard of this family, but i doubt it.hub caps is really having a bad time of it just now in his life. he strikes out left right and center.find ya self a dark room hubs, and be still in the silence...you will receive a healthy glow over your frame.(on sec thoughts..not to sure about that)
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 19:54
wipe ya chin hubs...your salivating. =
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 19:58
eh ??? keep it short Tack, I got bored after word one
(P.S. - Are you stupid, or plain ignorant ????? I made a thread for your rants so that you stop ruining other threads, this is the LAST time you get a response, unless it is thread relevent. Behave, or Begone)
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 19:59
this is the good news ive been waiting for. will it last????nah, not with this unstable wanna be.he"s a site destroyer. he cant even get into a chat room were the conversations rarely get above the navel.what we going to do with the vandal????
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 20:32
BILLY i must say that you DID start slaging off on this thread not suity you could of just joined in nicely or just read and left alone.
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 20:50
Emma, this is what suity does, he draws you in with threads such has this and just like the black widow spider, gets stuck in
Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 20:56
Just wait till the Downall Greeners find out that they live in Liverpool. They'll all be on here making their noise!
Replied: 10th Apr 2007 at 10:52
emma...read back on this guys posts. how many has he started??how many has he attacked the poster, and not the subject matter??when you have done this research emma, come back and say..I AM WRONG.YOU ARE RIGHT>
Replied: 10th Apr 2007 at 10:54
i was maried to a scouser and his family used to get pleasure out of calling me a wooley back and another argument we used to have was when i made `lobbies` i would be told they are called `lob scouse` to be honest his mother didn`t like me `cos i was a wiganer but every sat she was in wigan shopping that was until the fab `connie` was opened got to be honest thought i like the scouse humour cos i find they can laugh at themselves- just dont marry one lol
Replied: 10th Apr 2007 at 18:13
suity isnt a real scouser, born there but brought up in north east england. He is a bullsh*****
Take no notice of him, he needs treatment he has very many issues to sort out in his poor head.
Replied: 10th Apr 2007 at 18:36
Maddy,thought of this when you mentioned
Half a pan - Half a pan - Half a pan Onwards
Into the pan of scouse rolled the six onions.
Forward the Scouse Brigade - was there a Veggie dismayed - Not!
But they knew someone had blundered.
Mutton to the right of them, spuds to the left of them. Gravy in front of them,
Volleyed and thundered.
Stormed at with Pepper and Salt
there was no time to halt.
Into the pan of Scouse rolled the six onions.
Replied: 11th Apr 2007 at 00:50
"brought up in north east england" ????
How do you work THAT one out ??????
Replied: 11th Apr 2007 at 08:06
Emma, thanks for that. I will agree that it is usualy me that gets the hump, but in this instance you was right
Replied: 11th Apr 2007 at 08:07
"just dont marry one "
Tut Maddy, Tut !
Replied: 11th Apr 2007 at 08:23
i think youve been rumbled hub cap.you aint an enigma anymore.your a pretend scouse
a pretend x service.
in fact..ya could say, your a pretentiouse rabble rouser.
Replied: 11th Apr 2007 at 09:47
yep Billy south shields is his stamping ground int it Darrin lol.
not as clever as he thought
Replied: 11th Apr 2007 at 10:59
actually billy on this occation i am correct
Replied: 11th Apr 2007 at 15:00
stick around emma. you will get the drift. nobody, but nobody is safe after this guy has had his snort. he goes for the jugular, and the fact you are sending him the message, i"m with you hub cap...just makes ya more vulnerable. hang around a while and be on guard.
hey hub cap...waddya know, someone is actualy in your corner????
Replied: 11th Apr 2007 at 16:35
Ah, Billy, SM, you foolish, foolish people
1. Scouser I am (though, other scousers would call me plassy because i was brought up in LANCASHIRE) (SM please note)
2. Squaddie I am, served with 1st Bn. The Queens Lancashire Regiment, from 17 to 31 (and did a bt of junior Soldiering too (48 weeks), bless 'em)
Replied: 11th Apr 2007 at 17:05
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