Saturday, October 01, 2005

But could there be a Chav Dotson?

Here Mike at C&F and here PG at Crescat elaborate on their discovery of the word "chav," citing this NYT article, which says in part:

"Chavs, whether rich or poor, tend to favor gaudy jewelry and expensive-but-tacky clothes with big logos and to behave in a way that others find coarse or obnoxious.

Male chavs wear tracksuits and baseball caps; female chavs pull their hair tightly back in buns or ponytails, a style known as a 'council house facelift,' from the term for public housing."

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