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Don't miss this like you did "Metrosexual"
Gigantalope
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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2004-11-08 8:09 pm   Permalink

Don't you hate not getting cool new jokes and expressions? (Like lamprey jokes?) Here's the UKs rager trend...

CHAV.

It's sort of white trash gangsta, and it seems to be everywhere.
http://www.chavscum.co.uk/
Don't miss the chance to drop it in conferance calls and see who squaks.

Have you used it? If so how?


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hanford_lemoore
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Posted: 2004-11-08 9:34 pm   Permalink

I hear the term "bling bling" means money. Weird!



 
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Gigantalope
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Posted: 2004-11-08 10:37 pm   Permalink

Bling Bling?
You mad-cap kids


 
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ZebraTiki
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From: Enchanted Bay Area, CA
Posted: 2004-11-08 10:39 pm   Permalink

So that means "bling bling" isn't a reference for Judy Garland fans to identify each other with a catchphrase?!
As in her song that goes, "Bling, bling, bling went the trolley."


 
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Mike the Headhunter
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From: Wastelands of western NC
Posted: 2004-11-08 11:04 pm   Permalink

Wasn't this the entire premise of the movie whiteboys.

 
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Gigantalope
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Posted: 2004-11-08 11:14 pm   Permalink

White Boy(Z)

Titles that end in Z are as horrid as buisiness' that end in "solutions"

I digress...

The jokey part of this was that it's new there and has a TITLE.

Stuff people do is kooky...but naming it is a scream...dropping the name where it's not expected is friggin art mister.

"Party of two for felchqueen,your table is ready.. flechqueen, party of two"


 
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Kon-Hemsby
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Posted: 2004-11-09 02:02 am   Permalink

Bling is ostentatious jewellery.

'OMG check his bling'


 
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cheekytiki
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From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2004-11-09 03:55 am   Permalink

Someone mailed me 'Chav Top Trumps' the other day , but I think I've deleted it, Damn should have known they'd come in useful some day
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Kon-Hemsby
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Posted: 2004-11-09 04:20 am   Permalink

Found them!

http://www.completeshite.com/chav/chavtoptrumps.pdf
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2004-11-09 07:18 am   Permalink

you knows it! like goldie lookin chain!

hey, those of you in the know, how is this pronounced? like "CHAD" with a "V" of more like
"SHAVV?"

does this derive from another word?

i've always been fascinated by british slang...

cheers, j$
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Kon-Hemsby
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Posted: 2004-11-09 07:57 am   Permalink

Chav as in Savv (savvy)

Not sure of the origins but I'll look into it


 
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Kon-Hemsby
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Posted: 2004-11-09 08:10 am   Permalink

Bit long winded but here you go J$;

the word is from a much older underclass, the gypsies, many of whom have lived in that area (Chatham) for generations. Chav is almost certainly from the Romany word for a child, chavi, recorded from the middle of the nineteenth century. We know it was being used as a term of address to an adult man a little later in the century, but it hasn’t often been recorded in print since and its derivative chav is quite new to most people.
Other terms for the class also have Romany connections; another is charver, Romany for prostitute. Yet another is the deeply insulting pikey, presumably from the Kentish dialect term for gypsy that was borrowed from turnpike, so a person who travels the roads.
Did chavi die out, only to be reinvented recently? That seems hardly likely from the written and anecdotal evidence; what we’re seeing is a term that has been in active but inconspicuous use for the last 150 years suddenly bursting out into wider popular use in a new sense through circumstances we don’t fully understand.


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Gigantalope
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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2004-11-09 08:18 am   Permalink

Great sleuthing Kon-Hemsby...British Slang always amuzes me to (Like JohnnyDollar) I think most folks like slang from somplace else...mostly it's amuzing and fun.

One of the more amuzing I've heard in a while is calling a cadet policeman (Not on the force yet but riding along" a "HobbyBobby"



 
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Kon-Hemsby
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Posted: 2004-11-09 08:19 am   Permalink

That's a new one on me.

 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2004-11-09 08:26 am   Permalink

aye, cheers kon-hemsby!

back before the internet i had to ask around or figure out by context the meaning of slang terms in monty python or other public broadcasting fare...

of course the internet is CHAV!
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