Time was when ‘Diesel’, as a nickname, was universally recognised as belonging to a Liverpool Docker. It originated in their habit of saying ‘Dies’al do Our Kid’ whenever a container load of trainers or some other hard to come by item split open at their feet, and they helped the clearing up process by absent mindedly popping some of them into their pocket…..
Seems we need a new nickname for hospital visitors on Merseyside. Suggestions welcome.
The ever alert Liverpool Echo have put in a Freedom of Information request to their local health trust which has revealed the following went ‘missing’ last year from their premises.
17 sets of false teeth. ‘Diesel do Our Uncle Ernie, and Fred, and George, and Mabel, and Gladys…….’
1 complete Nativity Scene. ‘Diesel do Our Father Paddy, or Liam, or Sean or……’
2 Nintendo consoles. ‘Diesel do Our Kids’
3 Jars of Coffee. ‘Diesel do Our Coffee Break’.
1 Sandwich. ‘Diesel do me butty’.
3 Sets of glasses. ‘Diesel do me eyesight good’.
2 highly specialised cameras for peering into the furthest regions of a gentlemen’s penis…..’Diesel do for foo* all yer dozy barmcake, put the foo*ing glasses on next time will yer’.
Scouses, I love ‘em, I have to, I am one.