This is chavvy, that is chavvy. Fuck off with the use of chavvy

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AIBU?

All I seem to see lately is the word chavvy to describe names, items, clothes etc that people don't like.

So far names that aren't Arlo or Benedict, are double barreled or start with a K are chavvy.

Using Nanna is chavvy.

Wearing character clothing (children) is chavvy.

Everything is fucking chavvy. It makes me wonder what people think chavvy means? Am I the only one who has noticed this?

claig Sat 25-May-13 16:25:12

www.heatworld.com/Celeb-News/2013/01/Katie-Price-tells-Victoria-Beckham-Welcome-to-my-world-of-chav/

"I am a rich chav. You couldn't get any more chav than me. I'm the only person in Britain to own a bespoke pink Land Rover with crystals on it, and I love it. I'm a chav but I'm just lucky that I've got money with it."

www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/fameandfortune/8841882/Katie-Price-Im-a-rich-chav.html

I luff Katie Price. She is great. She is a chav and so what. The snobs look down on her because she is richer than them and because she is just an ordinary person made good. they would rather she had known her place and not made it rich.

Reclaim the word chav, don't let the snobs grind chavs down.

claig Sat 25-May-13 16:16:46

"CHERYL Cole has spoken out about being branded the “Queen of the Chavs” — and revealed that she LOVES it.
The tattooed star landed the title after regularly being seen wearing big hoop earrings, caps and tracksuits.

And Geordie Cheryl, 28, insists she is proud to be a chav — even though the term is normally associated with the likes of Little Britain’s Vicky Pollard and Lotto lout Michael Carroll.

The singer, who grew up on a council estate, said: “What's that about — being derogatory about someone who’s done well from nothing? That’s hilarious, I love that. It’s a big compliment — I’m a chav.”

www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/4341464/Cheryl-Cole-Im-proud-to-be-Queen-of-Chavs.html

williaminajetfighter Sat 25-May-13 15:44:23

I meant 'if they were real chavs...'

williaminajetfighter Sat 25-May-13 15:42:41

This country is still obsessed with class so no wonder the word Chav is so prevalent. That said I don't know why anyone would call someone a Chav as (a) no one would admit to being a Chav or want to associate with the term no matter what they are like or how 'chavvy' they may be and (b) if they were real chats they would probably get all super aggressive, respond with threats and hunt you down. Who needs that?

xylem8 Thu 23-May-13 23:21:44

the aristocracy swear a lot too

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 23-May-13 22:26:00

Ah Fuck Sp, this was supposed to be on your other thread.

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 23-May-13 22:23:57

I went out last night for a meal at the pub and brought back a doggy bag, It was steak and ale pie and I had lots of beef left.
I did give it to my dog though.
Not sure if it's chavvy or not.

I go for a couple of hours and look what happens! Cant leave you lot <shakes head>

CherylTrole Thu 23-May-13 21:23:05

Its ok claig!
I think chavs and evolved from the Sharons and Traceys of yore <with the white stillettos> The original TOWIES.

BaconAndAvocado Thu 23-May-13 21:08:04

To me a "Chav" is someone who is angry most of the time, swears a lot, often at their children, and never seems particularly relaxed.

The baby name thing, whether a name is "chavvy" or not, is a bit passé, surely.

HoneyDragon Thu 23-May-13 20:38:56

Yes Usual, it was rather a treat grin

usualsuspect Thu 23-May-13 20:37:12

This thread was worth reading for SM being worshipped as Queen of MN.

HoneyDragon Thu 23-May-13 20:29:30

Oh bloody hellfire. We've gone from donkeys, to the XR2 to the Chav Manifesto <<runs to keep up>>

limitedperiodonly Thu 23-May-13 20:15:15

And, not are. That's my mistake.

The rest of the stuff from Scottishmummy and Claig makes perfect sense

claig Thu 23-May-13 20:09:33

'I knew a woman who looked 'chavvy' and sounded 'chavvy', think Essex Girl, who was in fact a troubled but very intelligent and thoughtful young woman'

I come from chav county - Essex in the East of England. They say we are all chavs here, but we don't care. I think New Labour holds not a single seat in our entire county, which is why it is often called God's Own County. grin

Chavs are brash and flash and ambitious and aspiring. That is Essex. They mock us and knock us because they fear us, because we want social mobility and we are too brash to wait in line and obey the rules on taste and etiquette that they dictate.

We commuted from all parts of our county in search of gold and bounty and worked in the City and we displaced the toffs in bowler hats, the old Etonians with their old school cravats, and all the other privileged posh prats because we were more dynamic and brash than them. That is why they knock us, because they know we are coming and we will take their jobs which is why they call us yobs. Ian Dury wrote songs about us - Plaistow Patricia and Clever Trevor - that are still sung in our pubs and clubs today, we are movbing up the social ladder towards a brighter day.

They can knock the chavs all they like, but this is the century of the chav and the chavs will keep coming and the musicians Ian Dury's tunes will keep strumming.

limitedperiodonly Thu 23-May-13 20:08:38

Scottishmummy i' keen bu'naw ken tae mae
Ye a strang'un, claig by un lick ye
If anyone can say what I, are the above posters are talking about, I'd be most grateful

Oi! I dont know any of those cars

RhinestoneCowboy Thu 23-May-13 19:07:09

I actually thing "chav" is an interesting word.

I think it means someone without any values (and therefore taste).

Chavs have no religious beliefs or political beliefs or intellectual interests. They have no sense of loyalty or community e.g. think of the old days e.g. trade unions, or skilled work. They are therefore people of our time, in a way floating around, almost completely disconnected.

They are also only concerned only with superficialities like how they look, because that is really all that counts.

Personally, I think though it must occasionally be fun smile it must be also be hell to live like a chav for more than 24 hours. The hangovers, the junk food, the false eyelashes, the rubbish TV, the sheer conformity and boringness of it all.

(However, do be warned, appearances can be deceptive! I knew a woman who looked 'chavvy' and sounded 'chavvy', think Essex Girl, who was in fact a troubled but very intelligent and thoughtful young woman).

claig Thu 23-May-13 19:06:26

Yes they were lovely, but even more expensive than the XR2i

I think Loadsamoney used to drive a white Escort XR3i cabriolet with XR3i Turbo Nutter Bastard on the back of the car. I think that sealed the car's fate and branded it the chav's car par excellence!

HoneyDragon Thu 23-May-13 19:04:49

Off
Dammit

HoneyDragon Thu 23-May-13 19:04:34

You can't dress a donkey in any clothes. You don't get left with an ass. You end up with a diminishing pissed of donkey.

LaQueen Thu 23-May-13 18:56:33

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LaQueen Thu 23-May-13 18:53:42

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HabbaDabba Thu 23-May-13 18:46:03

I had a red XR2. shock I was a chav and I didn't know it.

claig Thu 23-May-13 18:15:49

Now you're talking! They didn't call 'em hot hatches for nothing!

I don't care if people say they were chavvy. Why should only chavs have all the fun?

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