Sorry, I think it's my fault we went off topic for a while there ....... Just on the subject of names - Is it offensive to call someone from Liverpool a Scouser? Some people claim it is, others not. It's all in the delivery - If I'm talking to a Liverpudlian and I say "Scouse humour is different to Manchester humour" then that wouldn't be a problem. On the other hand if I was to say, "That's the trouble with you f*cking Scousers, your'e not as funny as you think you are" then that would be a different matter! They call us Mancs. They refer to United and United fans as "The Mancs", that makes me laugh though, as most of 'em aren't from Manchester! I particularly like the term "Mickey Mouser" which is used in Manchester, (rhymes with scouser) Similarly the word "Paki" was originally used as a shortened version of Pakistani (as in Aussie for Australian) It was the way it became used that made it derogatory. Unfortunately my mother (aged 89) still uses the word, almost inevitably prefixed by the word "bloody". Our American members will relate to this - I watched a T.V. Series on the American Civil War in which a southerner claimed that until his 20's he had never heard the term "Yankee" without the word "Damn" if front of it, so much so that as a child he thought it was all one word!