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To hate the term 'hoodies'

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Made2OrderJelly Tue 10-Mar-09 21:45:31

I have worn many a hoody in my time, and they have kept my neck nice and warm, much more than just a hat will, and i hate it when people use the term "hoody" as a Disparaging comment. angry

Yet people frown upon the term chav, (which means "council house and violent") hmm

2shoes Tue 10-Mar-09 21:52:36


Blottedcopybook Tue 10-Mar-09 22:12:43

YANBU. I really dislike any of these type terms which band people into categories dependant on social status, particularly when it comes to groups who are already treated appallingly (for example young people or those on benefits).

mumparez Thu 18-Jun-09 12:59:52

I too like wearing hoodies in my teenage. I think Hoodies get associated with punk culture and that is why some people who do not like punk people start hating everything related to it. But I think hoodies are very comfortable and that's why younger people tend get attracted by it.

porncocktail Thu 18-Jun-09 13:12:40

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MorrisZapp Thu 18-Jun-09 13:14:05

YABU to trot out the daft and made-up acronym 'council house and violent'.

The word chav has been around for generations, it isn't some new-fangled term of abuse. It doesn't stand for anything.

ClaraDeLaNoche Thu 18-Jun-09 13:21:37

I have to say I love a snug hoodie. I call it loungewear to push it up a social class.

Disenchanted3 Thu 18-Jun-09 13:25:36

'council house and violence?'


I live in a council house, im not a bad violent person for it angry

you don't walk into the tentants office Mary Poppins and walk out Waynetta slob just cause they hand you a set of keys.

UnquietDad Thu 18-Jun-09 13:28:23

Chav doesn't mean that. It comes from the Romany word for child.

cordonbleugh Thu 18-Jun-09 13:35:04

I think the use of the term 'hoodies' as a derogatory comment is usually applied to the kind of people (young teenagers) who combine wearing a hoodie, with a baseball cap underneath the hood hmm, plus, with tracksuit bottoms tucked into their socks grin

Usually to be found hanging around outside shops and in parks swigging cider in large groups.

As long as you don't do that, then wear you hoodies with pride!!

MorrisZapp Thu 18-Jun-09 13:35:17

When I was a kid chav just meant person or friend, ie 'I was down at the chippy with my chavvies'.

That was Edinburgh in the 80's. We don't say chav in Scotland anyway - it's ned on the West coast and schemie on the East coast.

mayorquimby Thu 18-Jun-09 15:01:38

schemie is a great word just beacause it reminds me of early irvine welsh books which were ace.

brightongirldownunder Fri 19-Jun-09 07:02:07

DH wears hoodies
I do too and so does our DD.
Jesus what does that make our household? Suppose we could graffiti all the walls with our tags (well, DD does that anyway) and we could burn some tyres in the back garden (wouldn't go down well in this part of town, but then we're considered a bit alternative anyway).

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