Liverpool, know the city well. Derogatory term for Liverpudlians is scouser! Never knew what scouser really meant ! My ID Klobber is a slight alteration on a Liverpool term called "Clobber". Clobber is slang for high end clothing. Not many folks outside of Britain get my user name ID and would associate Klobber with a club a caveman would use
Me, I lived in Kent (a county East of London) most my life - in particular a small town called Whitstable right along the coast. Also lived near Dover and Canterbury (a historic city). Tried living in London but too pricey and noisy - no thanks. I did work in London though and my commute was around 60 miles a day. Used to take a train due to problems finding parking in London. After about the 10th ticket, I said enough is enough and my car stayed at home! I also lived in South Africa for a few years and my accent is a diluted hybrid of British and South African. I am slowly developing some Americanisms in my accent. I have lost a lot of the "edge" to my accent.
I know your neck of the woods well when I drove through once on a European road trip. Beautiful country, I was quite taken aback by how nice Southern Germany and Austria were. My profession is academic and it would be a tough gig to learn the language. I tried learning German before but it is real tough - particularly the grammar. At one point my wife and I were discussing moving out that way or France but decided on the States. As Churchill said "USA and England are two countries separated by a common language". We speak the same but pronounce some words different - i.e. I still have to get my head around the way folks here say "Aluminium" or "Pecan".
Nice to see someone else from "The Garden of England" ! I'm also looking at moving out to the states in the coming years but hopefully i'll be able to hold on to my accent! I do enjoy some of the idiosyncrasies like "waaderrr" and girls in general are so much more open and approachable.