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21st Century Britain

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4:05 pm on Apr 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This is real, apparently.

Someone needs to tell this guy about affiliate marketing.

[chavscum.co.uk ]

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A joke I guess....
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>;->
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Mind you the comments on Cahv city rushden (northants) are true.

I worked there for 3 months last year, awful place

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Interestingly, that website was almost singlehandedly responsible for introducing the word "Chav" to the UK mainstream. The greater majority of us had never heard of it before.

Almost exactly a year ago, the BBC profiled the 50th anniversary of the baseball cap and the "Chav" phenomenon in an online article. They provided a link to the site above and within a week the tabloids were devoting their own articles and commentary about this, erm, unique social group.

Original article:

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responsible for introducing the word "Chav"

In its current use yes, but it has been around for some time as a coloquialism and from this form it led to the noun Chav or Charver. In it's original form, as a verb, you could been seen to 'Chav', although that would be likely to land you in trouble. The meaning before the onset of fake burberry and the hooped earing was; to take anothers property without permission.

i.e.

She chavved those boots from top shop
He chavved a copy of razzle from the 24 garage
We chav when no-one is looking
They chavved my bloody wing mirrors!

Etc, etc

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Interesting. I'm surrounded by "Chavs" (by current day interpretations) in the area where I live and had never come across the colloquialism relative to "purloining" (:-)), nor it's current manifestation, until last year; must be regional in original useage?.

There's got to be a limerick in the making involving a chav with a chiv in the lav..:-)

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"Mind you the comments on Cahv city rushden (northants) are true.
I worked there for 3 months last year, awful place "

Essex_boy

You're right there. Soulless town famous only for producing the "actor" who use to play Ricky Butcher on Eastenders.

Had the misfortune to live there for a year (well Higham Ferrers actually). BIG MISTAKE!

Half the cars in the road were burnt out in the space of a year but worse than that was the NTL box was also torched one time. No bloody net access for 12 whole days.

Nice people - nice place. If you have a penchant for living in a cross between Coronation Street and Neighbours from Hell that is.

Worst time of my life.