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To think a BBC News Presenter shouldn't use the word 'Chav'?

(10 Posts)
hughjarssss Wed 03-Sep-08 10:07:00

On BBC Breakfast this morning, the woman presenter (dont know her name) was interviewing people from the antiques roadshow.

She said 'All I want to know is how much is it worth, god we're such 'Chav's'.

I found this a bit shock.

AIBU

Rachmumoftwo Wed 03-Sep-08 12:26:23

Hmmm, not what I'd expect from the BBC. YANBU!

hughjarssss Thu 04-Sep-08 01:17:49

Thanks for the support Rach smile

thumbwitch Thu 04-Sep-08 01:22:50

no YANBU. It is not appropriate for her to use the term in a derogatory fashion, if at all. that's for us MNers to do! grin

zippitippitoes Thu 04-Sep-08 01:23:27

dont think she was out of order in that context tbh

hollyandnoah Thu 04-Sep-08 01:36:58

Don't know, i didn't see it. Depends on how she used it though.

Upwind Thu 04-Sep-08 11:38:38

in that context it is fine, chav always = vulgar when I hear it

donnie Thu 04-Sep-08 11:40:29

sounds like she was trying to be amusing

DaphneMoon Thu 04-Sep-08 11:43:58

We have had a thread about the word Chav before haven't we?

mother2two Thu 04-Sep-08 11:48:35

It was said in a derogatory manner. You could have replaced the sentence with, "we're so vulgar."

I don't like the way she used the word 'God' in the context either. I know many people say it but a BBC presenter should know better.

The BBC present was being unreasonable.

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