Kent to chav?????Watch this thread
Is this true then? what do you think
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'The top five counties were North Yorkshire, Devon, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire and Kent' - these people have NO IDEA what they're on about, I mean, where's Cornwall, Dorset and Cumbria??? Derbyshire has the most boring and dull landscape I've ever seen, and Gloucestershire...WTF.
So that makes the article an absolute load of bull in itself. It is true that Ashford near the Chunnel (Eurostar) is absolutely full of Chavs, but Canterbury is reasonably devoid, especially near the main University. I've also visited Christchurch student union a few times and there is a distinct lack of Chavs even there.
You want to worry about certain people in Canterbury? Try the tourists...
The villages are nice areas, even the towns aren't terrible..
Ashford, (being my hometown I feel I can really comment here), there are a LOT of chavs..I vaguely remember about 6 years ago when chav started becoming the 'in' thing.. and they seemed to increase in numbers from there..
Now I haven't been to Canterbury for 2 years (as I can't say it's really worth the journey..) but it was never seemed to have a big chav population.. was more a grungey thing.. but I guess this is all reflected in the shops Ashford has and Canterbury has (or at least had..)
Oh and yes, Chatham.. indeed.
Chav is not derived from 'Chatham' a chav was a word used by Travellers, Gypsies and Pikeys to mean young boy, I really don't know where people get the idea that chav was from the word Chatham. The new Chav is just a newer word for Pikey, and all it means now is teenagers wearing too much gold and too much sportswear. A boy who wants to wear a comfy tracksuit and a baseball cap because he probably can't be bothered to do his hair is labelled as a chav nowadays. Where is the sense in that.
Have you been to Thanet (Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs)? Chavtastic! They are scary and often violent.
Just didn't like tha place, canturbury is ok, but gravesend, thanet, most of medway, dartford...eugh. All i'm saying is i'm glad to have left the dump now
I've been living in Canterbury for about 3 years now and I really do not think its the 'new chav county' at all. I tried to open the article you linked but I couldn't so I can't talk about anything directly in the article, but even so, I'd say it's more student county if anything, especially Canterbury. The main people you'd come across in Canterbury are probably either students from one of the 3 unis or tourists/school trips to the Cathedral. I can't necessarily speak for the rest of Kent as I've only gone as far as Whitstable from Canterbury, but from my experience I don't think this is true.