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  • Chav is such a shit word, what do you really mean?

  • A Ned, a Kev, a Bazza and list goes on.

    You know the sort.

    Bored kids with nothing better to do other than cause others misery by thieving or vandalism.

    Sad thing is that the above is stereotyping and of course not all of them are out to cause

    trouble but a percentage give the majority a bad name.

    A majority of the bikes stolen will have been nicked by opportunist thieves looking for

    easy pickings.

  • Chav is such a shit word, what do you really mean?

  • Aint no chavs in Liverpool they are scallys an there an they are all after mountain bikes they can wheelie around! They haven't got on to fixed gear bikes yet think its too much for them would be on the floor within 10 seconds.

  • Can you copy and paste that article?

    Most newspapers websites are verboten by the work firewall.

    huh? newspapers websites are prohibited? I know i'm totally off the chav track here, but thats just weird.

    (by the way, a chav is often call a chauch here, or a mook, if of particular lineage)

  • A chav in scouse is called a Scally

  • i think in around brick lane it would last about 2 minutes..

  • Chav is such a shit word, what do you really mean?

    Council Housed And Violent

  • its actually cheltenham average referring to the not so rich girls at cheltenham ladies school, its what the really rich ones called the others.. .. CH AV

  • its actually cheltenham average referring to the not so rich girls at cheltenham ladies school, its what the really rich ones called the others.. .. CH AV

    You know i'm from cheltenham, and i was first told that this is was the meaning.
    But Council Housed And Violent is a truer/funnier meaning that all people can understand with out the refrence to the ladies college.

  • But it's a shit media madeup word to describe the working class.

    'Chav' has always, since way back been slang for a baby or a little kid, 'chavvy'

    Chav is below working class. Too lazy to work. That's why they steal bikes. Eating up our taxes by being on the dole their entire lives, spawning dozens of babies whilst still being on the dole. Leeches.

  • The word may have its origins in Romani language.[6][7] One suggested etymology for "chav" is that it derives from the Romani word chavo, meaning boy (cf. "yob" - a reversal of boy).[7][8] This is similar to the colloquial Spanish word chaval and "Chavo", meaning "lad/ Kid" or "guy" which again is usually free from negative connotation. The Romani chavo appears to have transferred to the Nonantum, Massachusetts dialect as "chabby", though without the negative connotations of "chav". The Kentish dialect used to refer to children as "Chaveys". [9] An alternative etymology suggests that pupils at Cheltenham Ladies' College and Cheltenham College used the word to describe the younger men of the town ("Cheltenham Average").[8][10]
    Many folk etymologies have sprung up around the word. These include backronyms such as "Council House And Violent".[11]
    The term "chav" has regional variations, such as "charver" in the northeast of England and "chava" in the south.[11]. Other regional variations or synonyms include Neds, Townies, Kevs, Charvers, Steeks, Spides, Motleys, Bazzas, Yarcos, Ratboys, Kappa Slappers, Skangers, Scutters, Janners, Stigs, Scallies and Hood Rats.[12]

  • The large supermarket chain Asda has attempted to trademark the word "chav" for a new line of confectionery. A spokeswoman said: "With slogans from characters in shows such as Little Britain and The Catherine Tate Show providing us with more and more contemporary slang, our Whatever sweets — now nicknamed chav hearts — have become very popular with kids and grown-ups alike. We thought we needed to give them some respect and have decided to trademark our sweets."[28]

  • Todays BBC article on the drop in murder rates has this diagram:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8153392.st­m

    Bike thefts have gone through the roof.

    I guess the key to balancing these stats out is to attach your bike to a plug socket before you leave it unattended.

  • Todays BBC article on the drop in murder rates has this diagram:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8153392.st­m

    Bike thefts have gone through the roof.

    I guess the key to balancing these stats out is to attach your bike to a plug socket before you leave it unattended.

    Astonishingly enough, the bike theft figure isn't even commented on in the article, even though it's nearly as high as that of theft from the person, which is commented on.

  • and vehicle-related theft seemed to be at the same rate as last year, althought it doesn't tell us if vehicle theft is higher or lower than bicycle theft.

  • haha to the electrifing bit. In my old town i had a kayak chained up, chavs would cut the bolts and dump it in the sea and it was a damn expensive kayak, this kept happening, until i left caustic soda on all of the security equiptment. Still looking for the shits with burnt hands...

    As for that stats, its shit, but when times are hard people do nasty things, I try and keep mine chained up indoors at all times.

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