The other train of thought it that 'Scally' was derived from a tough Irish-Liverpool family of the same name, the Scally family had a lot of sons who were always up to no good and thus the beginnings of the term Scally.
A scally is not from Birmingham, Leicester, Keighley, Corby, Brighton, Rotterdam or Dar es Salaam - Scallies are Scousers or Mancunian in origin, Scallies dress, act, talk and interact in a very individualistic way.
Scallies don't tend to work, they end to dress in sports/casual gear, they tend to be Irish Catholic in origin and they tend to smoke, drink take too many drugs.
Scallies are physically puny and tend not to be able to fight all that well - despite their violent tenedencies - they get round this by breeding pitbull terriers and walking them everywhere and carrying weaponary which they will use liberally.
Scallies tend to come from a long line of workshy, deviant, unemployable and violent bloodlines and DNA. Despite this some scallies make it to the big time in the sporting and musical fields - most noteworthy are the Gallagher brothers and Joey Barton - proper scalls them three.
The nearest cousin to the scally is the Glaswegian 'Ned'
both Celtic in DNA attitude and look (weedy, pale and they tend to smell)the scally is here for the time being so we all better get used to it - and that means buying a decent house alarm.
burberry hats and burberry socks,
earrings made of cheap fake gold,
fag butts that they always hold,
they wear them stupid sports clothes too,
while they're 'bezzin' with their 'crew'
around the town, just hanging out,
they all swear and scream and shout,
they have a language called townie speak,
drink white shite and get fucked all week,
they're hair so full of hairspray it makes me gag,
"'ere you mate, giv' us a fag
fookin' this and fookin' that,
don't you 'dis' me burberry hat
'scuze me mate I fucked ya mam,
gi' us sum pennies to buy some scran
meeeh! you fuckin' bastard boggers
di' you like me adi' joggers?
shut yer mouth or i'll shut it for yer
i don't need no court-room lawyer
going to prison is like fuckin' hardcore
waitin' in the dole line is such a bore
in me jail cell tha time don't pass
('ere jus' don' tell anyone I got fuck'd in the ass)!
me mums a slag an mi sis' a hoe
u take ta piss... but boferd? NO!
thats why i'm retarded and can hardly speak
but i'm tha best an' you're a 'freak' (mmmeeeeeeh!!!)
well minted is the town cross,
we can go down 'market and just doss,
i like me ashlands and ta council estate"
its those bastard charvers that I really hate!
To make up for their shortcomings they wear a uniform of fake designer gear and hang around on the streets looking for stuff to rob. The ultimate outfit is anything by LaCoste "Cos its kewl laaa". They normally only own one tracky and their single mothers dont know how to clean it so they are a bit grimy and they stink.
Once a person has succumbed to scallydom there is no saving them and they are doomed to spend the rest of their lives hanging round street corners with other losers drinking cheap cider and 25 lager.
To rebel against their sad lot in life scallies actually create a perverse sense of pride in belonging to the group and attempt to 'out scally, the other members to gain approval.
General Scally Image
Scallies are often easy to spot as theyhang around together and all look the same, whiteish(sometimes green), greasy, spotty short haired, covered in "gold" jewellary (crafted by the finest £1 shop usally made from copper, tin plastic etc)And of course the trackie bottems, white sports socks, a woolie jumper/hooded over-throw jacket, baseball cap that teeters on the back of the head, white mucky trainers/fuck off pair of boots. Unable to speak cohererantly
Still Scallies do maintain some sort of social/military structure be awre of the following invading your town
Aged 13-16 that hang round outside off-licences, corners, parks. Uniformed in the manditory Adidas trackie bottems tucked into white kappa sports socks. Any type of classic trainer Adidas/Reebok (Rockports boots worn for nights out) Weapons of choice Tin of spay paint, glass bottle.
Aged 17-20 require a vehicle of some sort usually a Vuaxhall Nova, Astra. Ford Esort, Sierra, Suzuki 125 trialblazer (used generally for snatching old ladies handbags) All of which have been modified using scrap metal, polyfiller, drainpipes and lego. Dress code still the same as taste is not a quality found in any scally. Weapon of choice baseball bat or a plank of wood located in the drivers side footwell, "gold" knuckle dusters
General Scally or "Scallite"
There only can ever be one Scally elite to each group of about 30 Scallys (6 Commaders, 18 Foot, 6 "female" scallies) A scally leader is primative looking, has to be over 25 years old have a criminal record which include any of these: burglary, theft ABH GBH and genreally being offensive. Has to own a pair of jeans and a shirt, requires some sort of facial hair, have what may be classed as a human girlfriend and to be father to have his own bedsit and sells drugs. In some cases addicted to heroin. Not to be approached at all as he will stink like a grannies rotting fanny. Uniformed in a classic full all white Adidas tracksuit Rockport boots nicely trimmed with the finest gold jewellary from Argos
Weapon of Choice an air rifle, piece of scaffold, alsation or rotweiler dog.
Places to visit for some fun filled Scally bashing Leeds Liverpool Keighley Manchester, London Bimingham Mewcastle and any sea side resort
Scally fuck off
Off fuck Scally
A term coined originally in Liverpool to group together a certain type of person through their clothes, language and ideals.
The female scally is often seen with a much older male scally. Hair is scraped back and heavily hairsprayed. Limitless amounts of make-up cover any blemishes, and the look is finsihed off with big hooped earrings. Clothes wise, tracksuit tops and tracksuit bottoms or jeans are preferred, along with the mandatory trainers. VPL always helps. Smoking and a young baby in a second hand pushchair are good accessories.
To find a scally, your best bet will be to parade the local big shopping mall, the local nightspots or, especaiily in seaside resorts, the main parade along the beach where numerous scally cars can be seen circling round, and round, and round...
They understand no large words from the english dictionary so stick to insults like 'Knob' instead of stringing together amusing profanities such as 'Knob - Jockey'.
They are generally seen wearing fake 'designer' clothing ranging from adidas to a hot favourite 'henry lloyd'. They generally wear caps that are too small for their heads thus restricting all possible blood flow to thier tiny brains, big 'Rockport' boots are popular, stripey jumpers make them look like convicts and of course tracksuit bottoms tucked into their cartoon socks are standard.
Only scallys and cyclist tuck in their trousers. Cyclists have a proper reason. To keep the bottoms from tangling with the chain. Scallys however use it as a place to store stolen goods. The items they steal will of course not fall from the trousers as they are tucked in. Why doesnt some one tell them about elastic?
Older scallys (20-30) are generally jobless and are rarely seen unless it is dole day or they are out robbing.
Younger scally females often find it essential to be pregnant by the age of 15. They generally call their devil spawn awful names like 'Michaeeloh' This of course means many more scallys are introduced into the world each day to provide a very amusing source of entertainment for the rest of us.
Lives in a social group consisting of a hierarchy where the leader or 'propa hard bloke' reins supreme in his knock off henry lloyd sweatshirt. Females of this species show a gross amount of flesh in order to obtain a mate in order to produe young at an early age - usually 15-18. These creatures have a variaty of mating calls including the well known 'ere ar yo' and 'ere ar will yo buy us some fags mate'.
Often found at night near cornershops, parks, phoneboxes or anyother place they feel they may intimidate far superior creatures, the scally will most certainly be found with a can of white lightning or woodpecker in their posseion.
While these creatures seem aggressive and act like complete tossers it is important to note that a string of long and hard to pronounce words often confuses them leaving them utterly helpless e.g. 'are you a bit thick like mate?' is often most sucessful at rendering a scally stupified.