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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.

AlaskaNebraska Mon 23-Dec-13 22:00:48

the number in name or " mummy" in a name was always deemed naff since Mn started

SPsWantsCliffInHerStocking Mon 23-Dec-13 22:01:05

I have seen many things described as chavvy on here and I do wonder if most of MN even know what the word means or if they are like kids that hear a word and just repeat to seem cool without understanding the meaning grin

Rufustherednosedreindeer Mon 23-Dec-13 22:01:39

lambs is it? My names is normally Rufus 44!!! Somebody already had Rufus, so a lack of imagination is chavvy is it grin

I don't care if I'm considered chavvy, I shop at sainsburys mostly but we are always going into asda and tescos and waitrose. So does that make me chavvy....or confused?????

Breast fed but ds1 had formula so does that make me or him chavvy?????

I like family cards, all my family do...they cost a bomb so that must mean I'm rich, is that chavvy??

Too many question marks, is that chavvy??????? (Probably)

Most people on here would say I'm middle class, some chavvy but actually I don't give a shit

And neither should you

Happy Christmas

katherinelilyflower Mon 23-Dec-13 22:01:45

Aldi and Lidl are considered OK on here I think, sort of slumming it!

I had a McDonald's last week. And I went in. And I took dd grin

ProfondoRosso Mon 23-Dec-13 22:02:00

Och, don't worry about what strangers on the Internet think fsmile

Don't play into their class-obsessed Hyacinth Bucket hands. Just feel relieved that you don't have to endure the constant pain of having a great big stick up your arse. As anyone who calls someone else common (Dickensian much?) most likely does. fgrin

AlaskaNebraska Mon 23-Dec-13 22:02:45


plus any mum related name

eg Crazymumof4


LamaDrama Mon 23-Dec-13 22:02:54

Im one then - love Asda, loved buying my first card for DD this year,

wetaugust Mon 23-Dec-13 22:02:58

Read a novel recently and in it having a pot of red geraniums outside your front door was chavvy confused

That makes a good portion of Andalucia chavvy - or does it just apply in certain lattitudes?

Bowlersarm Mon 23-Dec-13 22:03:24

I don't use the word chavvy....but relatives names on Christmas cards is tacky.

Character clothing is naff as well, (so my DSes wore character pjs at home)

Ff is fine.

Numbers on your user name is fine, as far as I'm concerned.

PacificDingbat Mon 23-Dec-13 22:04:13

I am vair posh not really and I shop at Tesco's and Lidl's.
I FF, mixfed and BF.
My kids have character clothing AND some slogans shock
I don't really do cards much at all.

So, YABU. You are clearly not a chav. Whatever that is.
Merry Christmas, peace and love, peace and love.

RobinSparkles Mon 23-Dec-13 22:04:22

Yep, K names are chavvy. Apart from Katherine/Kate it seems.

SPsWantsCliffInHerStocking Mon 23-Dec-13 22:04:28

Call yourself whatever you want.

Be princessfairytutu6378293mummy for all I care. Its a NN, I don't see why people care

katese11 Mon 23-Dec-13 22:04:33

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

Clearly we need to form some kind of club...

My 6 year old niece must be a chav then as she's sent Ds a cousin card. I'm very happy that my family and friends are normal people who don't overthink every little thing they do for fear of being looked down on. Seriously op, if others want to sneer at something as insignificant as greetings cards they really do need to get a life.

I prefer Asda to Ocado too

ExitPursuedByAChristmasGrinch Mon 23-Dec-13 22:05:32

I have pampas grass. fwink fshock

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 23-Dec-13 22:05:32

Alaska - we weren't all here when MN started though, and as, when I joined, there was nothing flashing on screen saying 'oooh, don't have a number in your name or people will be laughing at you' and as I just wanted a quick screen name to get advice in Relationships, I didn't think too hard about the name.

I like to hope that I'd be judged on what I contribute, rather than the fact that there's a fucking 73 in my name.

Maybe I should take the number out and post some racist bollocks - would that be better?

MurderOfGoths Mon 23-Dec-13 22:05:45

I'm sure that when people started using the word chav it only ever referred toa specific type of person (eg. What they wore, what music they listened to), now it just seems to be used as a general insult.

mrsjay Mon 23-Dec-13 22:06:15

you do get the odd thread but that is just snobbery most people shop at tescos and their kids wear character clothes many mums ff their babies, I think you are on the wrong threads or if something offends you bloody well pull them up on it,,

AlaskaNebraska Mon 23-Dec-13 22:06:23

i dont think there is an "either or" option of number or racism, is there?


RobinSparkles Mon 23-Dec-13 22:06:25

I've even seen Asda referred to on here as Chavsda! Pfft!

It's just a supermarket, fgs!

ExitPursuedByAChristmasGrinch Mon 23-Dec-13 22:06:32

Names need a lot of thought. True

FalalalalalalaFiggy Mon 23-Dec-13 22:06:39

Fuck em OP right in the eye grin

I love character clothing for boys and even if I didn't DS practically refuses to get dressed if there's not a Thomas tank engine on it somewhere .

katherinelilyflower Mon 23-Dec-13 22:06:39

Fact is, half these things aren't chavvy. They are things some people like and others do not. I don't like Aldi or Lidl myself. I don't like Disney clothes or merchandise and I don't like boys in pink, which is why if this baby is a boy he'll have new stuff, not DDs cast-offs.

But, they are my personal dislikes, not the chavs guide to motherhood.

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 23-Dec-13 22:07:32

I also like how people think it's ok to use 'tacky' rather than chavvy, because that means you're not actually sneering.

Except you are.

So thanks for your nice judgements there, Bowlers - much appreciated.

PacificDingbat Mon 23-Dec-13 22:07:34

It's 'neds' were I live btw

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