Chav free towns in the UK?

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  1. wowser macrumors 6502a

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    I was getting a bit bogged down with the way chav culture seems to be running amok in England. Which is the least chavvy large town / city in the UK? I was hoping it would be somewhere like Bath or York. Cambridge was relatively chav free, too. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    What exactly is a 'chav' - is there a definition or is it the English version of redneck here in the US?

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  3. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.chavscum.co.uk/

    "A User's Guide to Britain's New Ruling Class"
     
  4. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    NOT CORBY.

    (Near Kettering, Northants, which is a very nice place to live.)
     
  5. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    It's quite tricky to pinpoint relatively chav-free zones, given the rate at which chav culture has spread.

    One way might be to look for a town or city with no Argos, few sports shops, and a large number of book shops.
     
  6. brap macrumors 68000

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    Seconded. Market square is full of scummy motherf**kers. Usually chainsmoking 16yo girls in Adidas tracksuits, mousey blond hair scraped right back into a chav ponytail, gold bling, and a 16 month old child. Generally followed by other schoolmates/chav wannabees.

    Canterbury is no better. Not one bit. *sigh*
     
  7. Badradio macrumors 6502

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    Dammit - Nottingham used to be a cool place. I guess Selectadisk just has shelves full of Westwood compilations now. :(
    I heard that Cambridge was still ok, but I'm struggling to think of anywhere else. Hell, I live in Manc - it's hard to think at all over the noise of cheap Lacoste nylon rubbing together.
     
  8. munkle macrumors 68030

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    The joys of the Arndale Centre! :p
     
  9. Badradio macrumors 6502

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    Don't. I can smell the Lambert and Pauper cigarettes just thinking about it. If they open an Apple store in there... :eek: No. They wouldn't. Would they?
     
  10. munkle macrumors 68030

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    King Street or Millenium Quarter most likely...at least I hope so, the thought of an Apple Store in the Arndale Centre is just too scary! :eek: :p
     
  11. Badradio macrumors 6502

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    Hadn't thought of King Street, but the Triangle Centre was a favourite. Saw the new Apple Centre at the Albert Dock in Liverpool and feared the worst. Hmmm... segueing nicely back on-topic.
     
  12. iGav macrumors G3

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    :p :p :p :p


    and are usually 7 months pregnant with the next one!! :eek: :p
     
  13. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    A chav also dreams of "cruising" Southend sea front in a Citroen Saxo, but not just any Saxo, it must have a "phat" bodykit, and more (large) exhausts than you can shake a stick at, even if none of them actually serve any purpose. This Saxo must also have 2 little blue LEDs on the on the bonnet, and neons under the side skirts. It needs to be equipped with "ice" (sound system) that is worth much more than the car, and while "cruising" this "ice" system must be playing complete s*** VERY LOUDLY so that everyone that is not a chav knows who to point and laugh at :D

    ...starting to get the picture...?
     
  14. davecuse macrumors 6502

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  16. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    hmmm... Sounds like most white suburban americans as well, although replace Citroen Saxo with Honda Civic.
     
  17. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Never seen one around here I suspect swaggering mouthy types would last about 10 nanoseconds.Yet another reason to live in sunny Brixton.Life in the casbah,love it. :D
     
  18. kettle macrumors 65816

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    What with the Ramblers Association promoting partial legislation regarding the rights of roaming and a Chav saturated inner city and suburb, I can see that the a Chav hunting season will soon be needed on the sporting calendar.

    That'll be harder to ban than the fluffy red brush tails.

    question- Is it legal for a Chav to vote?
     
  19. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    is that in response to me? I wasn't trying to say it's only white people, just that edesignuk's description sounds like the typical white suburban teenager.
     
  20. Badradio macrumors 6502

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    I think it was in response to davecuse.

    Remember: Chav isn't a colour - it's a state of mind.
     
  21. wowser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, i have only ever seen white chavs. I guess they borrow bits from black culture and subvert them to a lowest common denominator. Hell - the UK is starting to look worse than i though!
     
  22. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    OK. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't being interpreted wrong.
     

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