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To think I must be a chav, as MN has deemed me so?

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Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 23-Dec-13 21:47:57

According to threads I've been reading lately, most things I do seem to be marking me (and my family) out as chavs.

I fed my children formula and jarred food - this is chavvy
My Mum likes cards that say Nanny and she sends relative-specific cards - chavvy
My children like to wear character clothing - chavvy
I shop at Tesco and sometimes even Asda - chavvy

AIBU to be a bit tired of seeing the word 'chav' on here lately? I've challenged it and said that it's offensive, but just get the 'well, it's only online, why are you bothered', as if that makes it ok.

Yes, I realise I'm being over-sensitive, but me and my family aren't 'chavs' and I'm tired of it being bandied about (along with 'common') to describe things that people see as beneath them.

EnglishGirlApproximately Mon 23-Dec-13 21:49:44

Relative cards are chavvy? confused

AnnabelleLee Mon 23-Dec-13 21:50:34

I think you're paranoid. I don't see it. Everyone shops at Tesco.

Sparklingbrook Mon 23-Dec-13 21:50:51

Well I shop at Iceland, and both DSs were FF.

I think everyone has their own version of what they think is chavvy. Do what you feel comfortable and stick what anyone else thinks. Honestly. Most times chavvy=what most people do if you are to believe posts on MN.

LambinsideaDuckinsideaTrout Mon 23-Dec-13 21:51:43

You forgot one thing-

Having a number at the end of your nickname is also' chavvy' ...well I think so anyway.. fgrin

shoofly Mon 23-Dec-13 21:51:58

The people who might think your choices make you chavvy are dickheads HTH

YoureBeingASillyBilly Mon 23-Dec-13 21:53:18

I havent seen what you are talking about but i really dont get this issue with being a certain 'type' of person according to strangers on the net.

YOU know who an what you are. Why does it matter what people who have never met you think of your christmas cards? confused

LambinsideaDuckinsideaTrout Mon 23-Dec-13 21:53:21

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 23-Dec-13 21:54:28

Englishgirl - yes, there's a thread running about them at the moment and the overwhelming consensus on there is that they're awful and someone has just popped in with chavvy.

Annabelle - thread about supermarket snobbery - Tesco and Asda are chavvy.

Sparkling - Iceland? You're in serious trouble!

Recent thread about character clothing - chavvy.

I'm not imagining things, honestly grin

TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Mon 23-Dec-13 21:55:21

Oh no, I must be a chav too, I gave DS a Christmas card with 'son' on it fshock Mainly because I waited so very long to be able to do just that and buying them gives me the inner warm gooies.

katese11 Mon 23-Dec-13 21:56:04

I love Asda, am surrounded by Tescos so shop nowhere else most of the time...and I have a soft spot for Iceland. So, if you're chavvy so am I :D

MillyChristmas Mon 23-Dec-13 21:56:23

Sorry your feeling like that but only you can make yourself feel that your chavy, no one else. So if you don't think you are at all then your not surely. I dont think im chavy at all but I shop at Tesco, Waitrose, M & S, Morrisons whatever happens to take my fancy. I did breastfeed for 7 years (two children one after the other). My kids hated brand logos on their clothes and only chose non branded clothing. As for how my Mum might like to be named...I dont care, she will get whatever card we send.

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 23-Dec-13 21:56:26

Just to make this clear, I know full well I'm not a chav. I hate the term and find it really offensive.

I think it's a really lazy generalisation, trotted out by people with no imagination, who can't formulate any kind of argument.

I just wish people would fuck off with it.

AlaskaNebraska Mon 23-Dec-13 21:56:32


although I wouldnt use the word chav - just naff

katese11 Mon 23-Dec-13 21:57:14

Oh, and my username ends with a number but it's part of my (soon-to-be-ex) postcode. Is that OK?!

FandangoLaLaLaLaLaLaLaaaa Mon 23-Dec-13 21:58:07

I do all the things on your list (I always shop at ASDA, they have the best choice here) and was bullied mercilessly at school for being "Up my own arse" and thinking I was better than everyone else. It's all relative.

What you need to do is not give a fuck. This is the attitude you need to rock. fsmile

Xfirefly Mon 23-Dec-13 21:58:13

if this is the case I'm a chav ....confused

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 23-Dec-13 21:58:16

How can having a number in your name be chavvy???

Seriously, how the fuck does that make any sense whatsoever?

BettyBotter Mon 23-Dec-13 21:58:27

Uisng the word chav is chavvy.

katherinelilyflower Mon 23-Dec-13 21:58:28

DD has a variety of peppa pig attire.

Truthfully though I wouldn't worry, I think people believe the clothing to be chavvy, not me personally.

If they do I don't care.

I also shop at Asda and love it.

RobinSparkles Mon 23-Dec-13 21:58:42

Ooh, me too, OP!

My name begins with a K too so I win a full house fwink.

I care not.

FandangoLaLaLaLaLaLaLaaaa Mon 23-Dec-13 21:58:53

And it's scallies where I live, the word chav is too middle class for us grin

MisForMumNotMaid Mon 23-Dec-13 22:00:07

My DD loves peppa pig clothes so I'm a chav to! i shop at asda, tesco, aldi lidl and the market!

The latest chavvy one as of today....I have a TV on the wall.

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 23-Dec-13 22:00:20

Robin - my name begins with a K too - is that chavvy now?!?!

ThedementedPenguin Mon 23-Dec-13 22:00:39

Don't forget the thread today that said if your tv is on a wall it's chavvy.

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