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What is a chav?

 
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 1:36pm Sanna wrote:
Have heard this word in the tv, is it a poor person or someone stupid?
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 1:54pm CtrlAltDel wrote:
They're generally thought of as being lazy, uncultured working class people who claim benefits and who don't want to work. Such an attitude was arguably 'created' by Tony Blair's government in the early 2000s because of the increase in social security and welfare handouts. The TV character Devvo was a comedic take on the archetypal chav.
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 2:02pm Bovered wrote:
Council house and violent. You did ask!
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 2:05pm Voyeur6591 wrote:
Lazy good for nothing oiks who have no intention of crawling out of bed to 'earn' a living because the Govt gives them easy benefit handouts. Make them do community work 2 or 3 days a week, like supervised litter picking, helping the council to keep parks clean and clear of litter, and gathering leaves during Autumn. Stop the free and easy money. Refusal to do community work, then receive only half the benefits.
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 2:29pm The Greek wrote:
^ You have no idea do you?
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 2:30pm Old bike wrote:
Not sure lazy is correct. The dealers seem to work all hours round our way.
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 2:53pm L wrote:
To be fair you can be a chav and have a job or even be wealthy. Look at Katie Price. Also you can be poor and not a chav. Or you can be a deadbeat, unproductive loser and still not a chav. It's a social class that's not strictly related to income. I would characterise it as being "proudly ignorant."
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 2:58pm Billy Fingers wrote:
I've heard the word 'troll' dropped at cocktail parties.
Is it a portmanteau of 'too droll'?
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 3:11pm Clifford wrote:
Chav? What desperately insecure lower middle class people call working class people.
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 4:03pm Not from round here wrote:
Surely there aren't any chavs in Lewes?
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 4:24pm anon wrote:
chavs in lewes lol .no just full of london people ,hence the price of living in lewes .
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 5:07pm Sanna wrote:
Ah, like the customers outside Costa a bit then? Big ear rings and scraped back ponytails?
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 5:43pm Alan the cat wrote:
It's a great theme for a fancy dress party. Trust me, we really got into character.
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 5:50pm Historian wrote:
a young lower-class person typified by brash and loutish behaviour.
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 5:53pm Mark wrote:
To be a Chav is to belong to a certain subset of the UK working class. A sub-culture. The tendency to demonise chavs is a legacy of the old-school, rigid and hierarchical British class system. A hangover from the days when we used to talk about "good" and "bad" accents. Chavs are just people who grew up among chavs. Read Owen Jones "Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Classes" for a fuller explanation. I would go into it more but someone accused me of being a windbag last week!
 
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 6:42pm Not chav wrote:
Bring him back always made me chuckle with his off the cuff quips , he was a great postetr those were the da
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 6:43pm Woody wrote:
Sanna - the scraped back pony-tail (often topped with a Burberry Cap) is known as a 'Croydon Face-lift.'
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 7:58pm Leave It wrote:
Term came from the Police "Council House and Violent"
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 8:05pm bob wrote:
15 years ago a chav or chavvy was a kent pikey.
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 8:16pm No it didn't wrote:
it came from the Romany for child. Chavi . Used as an insult in playgrounds like "gay " Spread by the internet. Acronyms are usually just made up to fit. eg. CHUM Council House Useless Mum. I just made that up to illustrate the point.
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 8:33pm old bike wrote:
''Acronyms are just made up to fit''. Yep, I think you've got that right. The alternative being?
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 9:02pm Oik wrote:
@Mark - you were being a bit of a windbag last week, but your latest post is just right - it informs and makes its point without outstaying its welcome.
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 11:17pm bob wrote:
no i didnt, you are wrong, typical flatty gourger.

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On 1 Feb 2017 at 11:33pm Chav wrote:
Oi. Stop dissin me you lot. I've upgraded to Aldy to nick me vladka or what ever they wanna call it. Party round my bedsit for all you chicks out there Bring ya own piza. Let's get on it. Phil you can come mate gest of onher
 
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 5:16pm anon wrote:
the queen .
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 7:12pm Bert wrote:
Mostly typical middle class Lewes clap trap as usual from people who don't have a clue.
Chav was a word in use 55 years ago when I was a boy - and probably long before that.
Twerps like Owen Jones and some of the resident on here invent all sorts of meanings so wide of the mark it's like arriving in Hastings when aiming for Brighton
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On 3 Feb 2017 at 11:39am AgainstIt wrote:
I absolutely hate to hear people call other people Chavs. Whatever its meaning is or wherever it derives from, it is now meant as an absolute insult. The people who use it as a term to describe others are abhorrent narrow minded judgemental individuals and they expose themselves to be far more vile than they think the people they are deriding are.
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On 3 Feb 2017 at 9:58pm Minnie Cauldwell wrote:
Most " Chav" type people are very stereotypical in real life...
Mock Burberry clothing, budgie swing hoop earrings, awful "mockney" common tone of voice, know all their rights but not their responsabilities.
I speak from experience, coz I'm one on my day off!
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On 4 Feb 2017 at 1:34pm Jude wrote:
It's a gypsy word for I believe young child


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