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you see THIS was a chav

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Twiglett Wed 25-Jul-07 12:24:25

on Sunday went to a local country fair

was watching a bloke with no shirt, tattoos and baseball cap and bad teeth play with his 8 year old and 12 year old

they were chucking hay from the hay bales over each other

saw another bloke point to his little girl, of about 18 months, and say something (couldn't hear what but assume asking him to be careful)

Chav proceeded to f' and blind and scream at the father for about 5 minutes, gesticulating wildly whilst his children looked on with gleeful laughter

father and toddler with mother and slightly older child just got up and left

chav, disgusting foul bloke, ruining it for everyone

we left

JeremyVile Wed 25-Jul-07 12:32:17

Sorry, you've not made it quite clear enough...... did this oaf happen to be working class?

whywhywhy Wed 25-Jul-07 12:33:07

was that in SE London

There were several such specimens at Lambeth. Yelling f* at their children at the top of their voices. 6 mo baby clad in arsenal strip, etc.

It was unedifying.

Twiglett Wed 25-Jul-07 12:33:09

I don't think he had any class at all actually

twinsetandpearls Wed 25-Jul-07 12:33:30

Why use the word chav ( a word I hate) selfish prick sounds more like it.

whywhywhy Wed 25-Jul-07 12:34:04

don't think it's being working class in itself. My parents are working class- it's something different, a new phenomenon.

Tortington Wed 25-Jul-07 12:34:48

oh - gosh darn it - i have always been wrong - its RUDE tatooed people hat constitute a 'chav'


Fireflyfairy2 Wed 25-Jul-07 12:34:53

So, do only chavs dress their kids in football shirts?

Fireflyfairy2 Wed 25-Jul-07 12:35:23

Or is it just because it was Arsenal?

whywhywhy Wed 25-Jul-07 12:36:20

No. But there's a certain phenomenon near where I live- really foul mouthed little boys all wearing Arsenal strip (never Chelsea, occasionally Crystal Palace). I don't know why but it's noticeable.

JeremyVile Wed 25-Jul-07 12:36:37

WWW, what is unedifying to you about how someone dresses their baby?

I'm assuming you weren't just pointing that out as some crass stereotype?

whywhywhy Wed 25-Jul-07 12:37:13

I know nil about football but it probably is something to do with Arsenal

Fireflyfairy2 Wed 25-Jul-07 12:38:39

Ergo: any child wearing an Arsenal strip is a chav?

mamazon Wed 25-Jul-07 12:40:22

Ds has both chelsea and Arsenal strips.
Dd had the England kit during the world cup/euro cup thing and would have been about 10 months.

i have a tatoo, im working class, i come from SW London

guess im a chav then

Tortington Wed 25-Jul-07 12:42:08

it a derogatory term for people who don't wear boden.

Tortington Wed 25-Jul-07 12:42:17

irony anyone

Carnoodleusfudge Wed 25-Jul-07 12:43:01

Mamazon - there is nothing wrong with being working class but I don't think it makes you a chav. They are not the same thing.

<Are you wearing Burberry knickers? >

Carnoodleusfudge Wed 25-Jul-07 12:43:24

So are Crocs chav or not?

HuwEdwards Wed 25-Jul-07 12:43:52

I am working class

I have never worn Boden

I am a chav

God, that feels good - liberating.

I urge you all to try it

Twiglett Wed 25-Jul-07 12:45:58

stop hijacking my thread with yer footie strips and crocs

its about the foul-mouthed bare-chested, bad-toothed bloke swearing at another family in front of young kids .. and his kids LAUGHING at him for doing so

JeremyVile Wed 25-Jul-07 12:46:26

Honestly, these threads are really starting to grate.

It goes without saying that any right thinking person would hate to see a child being sworn at, hit, treated like rubbish etc etc,

but you can just sense the glee before posting "ooh this'll get me some brownie points. i'll chuck in a couple of tattoos, foul language, crap food and maybe a Fruit Shoot for good measure"

Its pathetic and desperate and disingenuous.

princessmel Wed 25-Jul-07 12:46:34

I agree with twig.

Speccy Wed 25-Jul-07 12:46:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Twiglett Wed 25-Jul-07 12:47:07

WTF is wrong with using a term as a catch-all for people exhibiting horrific attitudes

I think chav fits quite nicely actually

Carnoodleusfudge Wed 25-Jul-07 12:47:41

I am not sure that man Twigg was necessarily a chav - obviously he had no social skills and I would have been equally as horrified as you and the other family

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