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Anyone watching Prescott ? Did you know what CHAV stood for ?

(54 Posts)
Lilyloo Mon 27-Oct-08 21:45:13

I have used the term and heard it used many times but never knew what it was an acronym for something ?

twoluvlykids Mon 27-Oct-08 21:47:25

ah but check out that girl's comment "Who's Gordon Brown?"

sigh

is there any hope?!?!?

DD1 told me a few weeks back what it stood for, before that I wouldn't have had a clue! Have to admit I didn't really believe her until tonight!

PottyCock Mon 27-Oct-08 21:50:10

spill

RottenOtter Mon 27-Oct-08 21:51:13

council house and violent?

Lilyloo Mon 27-Oct-08 21:51:26

DP didn't know either !!

Flum Mon 27-Oct-08 21:52:03

Yeah am sure its council house something...

Lilyloo Mon 27-Oct-08 21:52:07

Rotten Otter full points to you grin

TheGashlycrumbTinies Mon 27-Oct-08 21:52:18

Go on tell!

myredcardigan Mon 27-Oct-08 21:53:09

So she's middle class is she? 'I'm not working class cause I aint got a job' she says!

Everyone up North are tramps and chavs! hmm
(Then she slags off CB for being snobby, showing no awareness that she's a scouser!)

She doesn't know who the fucking Prime Minister is! shock

<sigh!>
What sort of uneducated, disaffected aggressive teenagers are we sending forth into the world?

witcheseve Mon 27-Oct-08 21:53:55

Really, council house and violent? I didn't know this.

DippyDora Mon 27-Oct-08 21:54:20

Chav means ????????

<< nosey emotion >>

Lilyloo Mon 27-Oct-08 21:55:38

I was shocked too to find it meant that!!

catweazle Mon 27-Oct-08 21:59:31

I thought it meant Chatham average?

myredcardigan Mon 27-Oct-08 22:03:18

I thought that too,Cat

ScummyMummy Mon 27-Oct-08 22:16:52

She had a lot of personality, that wee girl. Shame that a culture of unemployment and probably poor parenting and definitely the school system seems to have let her down badly. Good example of class being a real issue still. John P is too insecure and self obsessed to really hammer that point home successfully though, unfortunately. He was clearly too overawed to challenge the vile and patronising Lord family. Because it's all about him he's unable to properly counter the "but you're no 2 in the country" with "yes and how many others from my background do you see in positions of power", which is the correct riposte. I didn't like the way he bullied the Henley public school kids either.

UnquietDad Mon 27-Oct-08 22:18:00

Cheltenham average, Chatham average and Council House And Violent are all myths. It comes from the Romany /Roma word "charva".

Lilyloo Mon 27-Oct-08 22:20:06

UQD what is the translation of that ?

UnquietDad Mon 27-Oct-08 22:20:42

Child, isn't it?

ScareyBitchFeast Mon 27-Oct-08 22:23:26

chatham i am sure - according to dictionary

ScareyBitchFeast Mon 27-Oct-08 22:24:25

perhaps from chatham actually

ScareyBitchFeast Mon 27-Oct-08 22:25:55

i have got a new dictionary - and it is the first word i looked up grin

<<freak>>

ScummyMummy Mon 27-Oct-08 22:29:33

Dictionary.com agrees with UQD

myredcardigan Mon 27-Oct-08 22:30:23

UQD, that obviously makes sense and the traveller kids I've taught do use the word a lot...
...But my Dictionary of Britain says Chatham
average too.

ScummyMummy Mon 27-Oct-08 22:35:06

Wiki's take on it

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