Liverpool University issue warning to students regarding course in the North. Students are warned about sexist attitudes and swear words, as well as examples of violent and drunken behavior.

  • Sexist attitudes are a red flag for students studying northern dialects 
  • Students were warned by an English department at a university about the Northern English module
  • They warn they will be confronted by examples of drunken and violent behaviour

It is rightly known that Northerners speak plainly, are friendly to strangers and have the sense of community and humor that made Wise and Morecambe stars.

However, academic leaders seem to not have heard this. They have lost such good traits and are now awash in a sea of wokery.

Instead they warned Northern dialects students that they would be faced with sexist attitudes, poor language, and drunken or violent behavior.

Liverpool University’s English department has issued a trigger warning about its Northern English module, which examines the North-South divide, the origins of Northern English and the 19th Century Yorkshire dialect as well as the relationship between dialects and social values such as friendliness.

Liverpool University’s English department has issued a trigger warning about its Northern English module

Liverpool University’s English department has issued a trigger warning about its Northern English module

The warning about videos used on the course states: ‘They contain strong language, outdated attitudes towards gender, physical violence and discussion of alcohol consumption.’ 

However, these stereotypes are being criticized by Maureen Lipman who was born in Hull.

The actress, whose late husband, the playwright Jack Rosenthal, was from Manchester, said: ‘The North has so much to be proud of – the Halle Orchestra, The Beatles, for heaven’s sake, Oasis… world-class universities, its cities of culture.

‘Writers like Alan Bennett, Alan Bleasdale… and my Jack were all from the North and they shook up theatre and TV. And let’s not forget Morecambe and Wise, who made Northern comedy universal.’

They have warned undergraduates studying Northern dialects that they will be confronted by sexist attitudes, bad language and examples of drunken and violent behaviour

The university warned students studying Northern dialects to expect to be faced with sexist attitudes and bad language, as well as examples of drunken or violent behavior.

The Mail has obtained records using Freedom of Information legislation on Sunday that show Liverpool issued warnings partially in response to student calls.

Its Victorian literature course issued a content warning last year for Anne Bronte’s 1848 book The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall – one of the first feminist novels – after a student refused to read it ‘due to the domestic violence involved’.

Last week, the MoS revealed how Aberdeen University has warned students that Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Kidnapped features scenes of abduction.

A University of Liverpool spokesman said: ‘Academic and student feedback plays an important role in the delivery of courses.’

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said: ‘Liverpool is rightly proud of its music, sport and comedy. Liverpudlians are well-known for their sense of humor, community spirit and non-political correctness.

‘Most students will love their time in Liverpool. It seems a small number of the woke are out to ruin it, though… wanting trigger warnings for every time they meet a person who doesn’t live their closeted life.

‘The real world doesn’t give trigger warnings. Protecting students in this way doesn’t help them.’