But the derivation of "scouser" as a slang term for denizens of Liverpool. It must have been popular there - they were always eating it on Brookside.
Interesting. Surely must be related to Labskaus, a Hamburg speciality which for some remarkable reason never got popular outside of Hamburg.
There was a woman on eG who wrote this book: Lobscouse and Spotted Dog. I can't remember her username now. I bought it and it looked pretty interesting, but it seems to have gotten lost in the great book fiasco when I moved.