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Is the term chav annoying?

yes
68% (19 votes)
no
32% (9 votes)
Total votes: 28

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nosos
Feb 15 2005 00:57

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nosos
Feb 15 2005 00:57

Is the term chav annoying? Not for any particularly political reason (outside those cunts at chavscum) but just, you know, irritating?

LeonardfromLeom...
Feb 15 2005 08:59

Its a two minute wonder, like Slaone Rangers and Essex Boys.

It will be forgotten by Christmas..............

ftony
Feb 15 2005 10:04

currently residing in Liverpool, i prefer the term Scally.

a chav is a bit upmarket for some of the lacoste-wearing skinheads you see round the 'pool

Spartacus
Feb 15 2005 10:25

it has been ever since i realised it was used outside of gloucester.

LiveFastDiarrea
Feb 15 2005 11:10

everyone in kent uses it cos thats where the term comes from, I dont much like it, and all those books and stuff are even more annoying and not really funny at all, although my home town does get a mention in one of them my mate had.

Caiman del Barrio
Feb 15 2005 11:22

Apparently it might have its roots in slang for "gypsy". Just like now, everyone calls townies "pikeys" even know it clearly means a gypsy.

Yeah, townie's a better word cos then you can make all dem Laaandun'rs wi' dem fancy caaars and 'oooouses feel dissed too.

Ramona
Feb 15 2005 11:42
Alan_is_Fucking_Dead wrote:
Yeah, townie's a better word cos then you can make all dem Laaandun'rs wi' dem fancy caaars and 'oooouses feel dissed too.

Yes, but it just makes you sound provincial. We can reply with words like "bumpkin" and "hillbilly" which are far more insulting than "townie", cos there's nothing inherently insulting about telling someone they live in a town. It's more a statement of fact.

Steven.
Feb 15 2005 12:30
Alan_is_Fucking_Dead wrote:
Apparently it might have its roots in slang for "gypsy". Just like now, everyone calls townies "pikeys" even know it clearly means a gypsy.

It's supposed to be short for "traveller" I believe.

LiveFastDiarrea
Feb 15 2005 12:32
Alan_is_Fucking_Dead wrote:
Apparently it might have its roots in slang for "gypsy". Just like now, everyone calls townies "pikeys" even know it clearly means a gypsy.

Yeah, townie's a better word cos then you can make all dem Laaandun'rs wi' dem fancy caaars and 'oooouses feel dissed too.

Yeah I read in one of them books that it comes from a word to do with gypsys, but also that it has something to do with chatam which is where it was first used apparently.

3rdseason
Feb 15 2005 14:43

I NEVER use the word. I think it is a shit word AND it is SO blantantly just a roundabout way of saying someone is from a lower social or cultural class than you. People use it to take the piss out of people from low income families IMO.

3rdseason
Feb 15 2005 14:53

Ever since I heard Wayne listens to happy hardcore Ive wanted to marry him.

phoebe
Feb 15 2005 17:54
3rdseason wrote:
I NEVER use the word. I think it is a shit word AND it is SO blantantly just a roundabout way of saying someone is from a lower social or cultural class than you. People use it to take the piss out of people from low income families IMO.

I generally disagree on account of the fact that lots of chavs I've come across are middle class pricks playing working class. I think chav is a cultural rather than class-based slur. I'm poor as fuck but I'm not a chav. My brother on the other hand is a consummate chav (sprayed up car, huge amplifier under one of the seats, wears a hoodie with a cap indoors, etc).

Chav has a dress sense, a list of associated suitable music and a lifestyle (teenage pregnancies and selling crap drugs to schoolkids) associated with it.

Having said that, if someone talks to me about my "pikey/chav family" again I'll probably cry classism or something (get a lot of this from girlfriend and friends at uni, huzzah).

phoebe
Feb 15 2005 18:07
revol68 wrote:
yeah loads of chav's are middle class, infact they make the best ones cause they can afford all the shite necessary for the lifestyle (kinda like how middle class punks can also buy the luxury of living in squalor and drinking cider all day).

my wee bro is also a chavy wee fucker, obsession with mobile phones, shite free the weed posters, shite jeans and a taste in music that would prompt even Lyotard to raise an eyebrow. But at the same time i'll defend the wee fucker from any middle class fucktard talking about chavs like they are vermin.

My lil bro tends to do the defending. Oddly, he recognises that he is a chav, but also seems to adopt the stance of "kickass martial arts psycho who will beat the shit out of other chavs who step over the line when harrassing non-chavs" and as such tends to be useful if I need to walk to the train station (which is past the local costcutter outside which local chavs live)

Refused
Feb 15 2005 18:08
revol68 wrote:

my wee bro is also a chavy wee fucker, obsession with mobile phones, shite free the weed posters, shite jeans and a taste in music that would prompt even Lyotard to raise an eyebrow. But at the same time i'll defend the wee fucker from any middle class fucktard talking about chavs like they are vermin.

Innit. My brother is going through that phase too. Bless.

Wendal
Feb 16 2005 14:56
zobag wrote:
Alan_is_Fucking_Dead wrote:
Yeah, townie's a better word cos then you can make all dem Laaandun'rs wi' dem fancy caaars and 'oooouses feel dissed too.

Yes, but it just makes you sound provincial. We can reply with words like "bumpkin" and "hillbilly" which are far more insulting than "townie", cos there's nothing inherently insulting about telling someone they live in a town. It's more a statement of fact.

You can say; - You have an ugly butt and your butt is stupid.

Ramona
Feb 16 2005 18:09

You have an ugly butt and your butt is stupid.

Rob Ray
Feb 16 2005 18:27
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there's nothing inherently insulting about telling someone they live in a town. It's more a statement of fact.

We could call you all shortarse? Given that countrysiders are often the tallest people for several hundred yards when they go to London, that may not be too far from the truth...

Ramona
Feb 16 2005 18:42

I'm taller than everyone. but then I'm a wierd suburban London commuter belt kinda girl when I get back down to my roots. Man.

nosos
Feb 19 2005 01:41
zobag wrote:
Man.

Leave your patriachal baggage at the door..

Grace
Feb 19 2005 18:15
Saii wrote:
We could call you all shortarse? Given that countrysiders are often the tallest people for several hundred yards when they go to London, that may not be too far from the truth...

Hahahahahaha. Man. I wish.