A popular tourist attraction arond the Albert Dock, Liverpool, The wacker Quacker is a modified World War II DUKW that takes passengers on a thril packed trip around the dosks and streets of Liverpool. At least that's what the advertising blurb says although it does look quite good fun.
There are now three DUKWs on the go, this one is the original Wacker Quacker I. The etomolgy of the name is obvious to a scouser, Wack being a term of endearment or threat depending upon the tone used, as in "Eh Wack What yer Doin" and Quacker from the duck/DUKW symbiosis. It's a;; in the name really.
The DUKW was originally designed by the USA company General Motors for use in amphibious landings and performed well on D-day and other occasions. They must have been built well to stand up to the rigors of tourists in Liverpool.
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