Chavs here in the UK (ie. Jordan) are the equivalent to American trailer trash (ie. Kevin Federline.) However, unlike “trailer trash”, the term chav refers more to a persons lifestyle rather than their race. In fact, you can have chavs across racial lines.
Now I’m not a fan of using these sorts of racial/ethnic stereotypes as they can be quite hurtful, but it does quickly paint a picture as to the sort of people I’m referring to. In any event, according to this quiz, I am only 10% chav. Thank goodness. Had the percentage been higher I would have had to make some serious adjustment to my current lifestyle.
You are 10 % chav
You clearly know you are not, nor will you ever be anything even closely resembling a bonafide chav but that doesn’t stop you from jumping on the bling bandwagon every now and then. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of pretending though you’ll never be able to hold your own with the true Burberry brigade.
Interestingly, the Burberry brand once associated with well dressed English men and women — is now associated with chavs. As a result, the brand has suffered financially here in the UK.
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May 3, 2006 at 8:16 pm
I just learned about “chavs” through Doctor Who! Thanks for the background info!