Hello Thomas and welcome to Wikieducator. Let´s see if I can edit too..
Of coirse I can, it's as easy as pie!
Here's more on your user discussion page: http://wikieducator.org/User_talk:Tomhogers
So, what about me?
I'm originally from Liverpool, England. Home of the Beatles. A very strange place where they speak do not speak "The Queen's English"!
Dialects are not supposed to exist in England, only local accents. I've never agreed with that. In Liverpool (and many northern regions) words are not only pronounced differently, you may notice words with different meanings, or completely new words.
My local accent has been changed over hundreds of years by international discourse. Liverpool used to be a very large port and was the centre of the Slave Trade shipping slaves from Europe to the Americas (it was also the centre of Abolition). In the 1890's at the height of the Industrial Revolution, there were more Irish people living in Liverpool than in Dublin. It was jokingly called "The Capital of Ireland". There is a strong Irish influence in the pronunciation of words. TH does not exist, being transposed into D or T. The letter H is not pronounced (only at the beginning of the word aitch, which doesn't have one). Many words are shortened, and made familiar, Ozzy - Hospital
A person from Liverpool is called a "Scouse or Scouser by outsiders, after a local speciality - a stew of the same name, made from potatoes, other vegetables and lambs meat (Scouse,, or Lob-Scouse, comes from the Scandinavian LobSkause, a similar dish made from vegetables and left-over meat).
By his friends he may be called "Skin" - brethren, of the same skin, "ar Kid" - our younger brother or Wack - friend; pal: used chiefly as a term of address [perhaps from dialect wack or whack to share out, hence one who shares, a friend].
"Orrite! Skin? or
"Orrite der ar kid?" - How are you, my friend?
"Orrite Wack", "Wers der Judy, like" - Hello there, friend. Whatever has happened to your wife? She's late.
"Wats der score like?" - How's everything going?, answered by,
"Two-one the ball burst" - Every thing's fine.
Scousers also use regionally specific idioms. One of my favourite Liverpool idioms is: Ees as tick as two short planks. He's very stupid.
Since I have become "Educated" and no longer live in Liverpool (The Pool of all Life,created a borough by royal will in 1207 as a convenient place of embarkation for Irish campaigns) I no longer speak that way. What a pity. Eh?
For a fantastic read-up of Liverpool, take a look at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool ]
To be finished at a later date, hopefully.