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Reiko07
Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:28:17 PM

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Is it correct to say "a Liverpool man" to mean "a man from Liverpool"?

The other day, a Liverpool man spoke to me suddenly.

Gabriel82
Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 11:47:46 PM

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Reiko07 wrote:
Is it correct to say "a Liverpool man" to mean "a man from Liverpool"?

The other day, a Liverpool man spoke to me suddenly.



In this case, it is best to say "The other day, a man from Liverpool spoke to me suddenly," in order to show his origin. See the link here for the related examples on "Categories of Prepositions."
Reiko07
Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 11:58:37 PM

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Thank you very much, Gabriel82.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 12:29:51 AM

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I agree "Liverpool man" is OK, but 'man from Liverpool' sounds better.
Of course, we have nouns specially designed for this use.
Mancunian (from Manchester), Londoner, Brummy (Birmingham), Glaswegian (Glasgow), Edinbugher.
Any town-name ending '-ton' can use '-tonian' - Middleton >> Middletonian, Eton >> Etonian.

Liverpudlian (ˌlɪvəˈpʌdlɪən)
n
a native or inhabitant of Liverpool
adj
of or relating to Liverpool
[C19: from Liverpool, with humorous alteration of pool to puddle]

Collins English Dictionary
Blodybeef
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 12:33:01 AM

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-ish, -ite, and -ian are some suffixes that are used for indicating habitations.

eg. I am an Istanbulite.

So, maybe Liverpoolian?

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Reiko07
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 1:30:41 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
I agree "Liverpool man" is OK, but 'man from Liverpool' sounds better.
Of course, we have nouns specially designed for this use.
Mancunian (from Manchester), Londoner, Brummy (Birmingham), Glaswegian (Glasgow), Edinbugher.
Any town-name ending '-ton' can use '-tonian' - Middleton >> Middletonian, Eton >> Etonian.

Liverpudlian (ˌlɪvəˈpʌdlɪən)
n
a native or inhabitant of Liverpool
adj
of or relating to Liverpool
[C19: from Liverpool, with humorous alteration of pool to puddle]

Collins English Dictionary

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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 3:53:44 AM

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People from Liverpool are aslo known as Scousers.
NOUN

British
informal
A person from Liverpool.

From the Oxford Dictionary.

Scouse is a type of stew that is popularly eaten there.
Reiko07
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 4:21:37 AM

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Blodybeef wrote:
eg. I am an Istanbulite.

Thank you very much, Blodybeef.

Sarrriesfan wrote:
People from Liverpool are aslo known as Scousers.

Thank you very much, Sarrriesfan.
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