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Chavs And Chav Nots

by | 19th, October 2004

‘THE word on the street is not ‘cocaine’, nor is it ‘crack’, ‘smack’, ‘whizz’ or ‘trips’.

The Queen of Chavs

According to the Mirror, which has seen the new Oxford University Press book, Larpers and Shroomers: The Language Report, the word on the street is ‘chav’.

For those of you not in the know, who try to avoid things that buzz lest they get stung, the paper explains its meaning.

Chav, dear reader, refers to someone who wears ‘prison white trainers’, branded sportswear, and is prone to appearing on ITV’s confessional show for the mentally challenged, Trisha.

The Mail says it’s the word used to describe the ‘ill-mannered underclass’, whose King and Queen are Liam Gallagher and Danniella Westbrook.

It’s an interesting word, based, according to the paper, on the mid-19th century Romany ‘Chavi’, meaning child although, the Express says it’s thought

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