April 30, 2006 in London

Chavs

Post placeholder image

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.

Wannabe chav
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.




One Comment

  1. May 3, 2006 at 8:16 pm

    K.

    Reply

    I just learned about “chavs” through Doctor Who! Thanks for the background info!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By browsing this website, you agree to our privacy policy.
I Agree