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    Those groups of black kids in London/Birmingham/Manchester/other cities that go around basically acting like total scum? I've never heard them been referred to as chavs, yet they tend to wear JD Sports/Footlocker wardrobes (Nike etc), New Era caps, sit at the back of (London) buses playing grime (even the name suggests it's ****!) out loud from their phones. Seem to take pride in knife culture, theft, grafiti etc?

    As I said, they're complete scum but they seem to always escape any kind of name (e.g. chav), I don't know if that's because people are scared to criticise black people these days or what but it's a bit strange.

    And before some PC moron comes here and blesses us with the revelation that 'not all black people are like this', or 'white people can be like that too', I know that.
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    hmmm i don't really call them anything, but i find them a HELL of a lot more annoying and intimidating than normal 'chavs'. thankfully you don't see many where i live though.
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    Ma bruthas :jive:
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    Black guys.
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    I call them waste .
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    (Original post by Absurd)
    I call them waste .
    Yeh and that :p:
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    (Original post by pollystyrene07)
    hmmm i don't really call them anything, but i find them a HELL of a lot more annoying and intimidating than normal 'chavs'. thankfully you don't see many where i live though.
    Why is it though? I agree they are far worse. I'd rather have some silly looking ****er with gelled hair in a crappy souped up car rev past me blaring DJ Tiesto than have one of these guys stab me for my mobile phone.
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    Or 'badmans'.
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    Rudeboys.
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    scallies
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    homies?
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    (Original post by TOSCS)
    Why is it though? I agree they are far worse. I'd rather have some silly looking ****er with gelled hair in a crappy souped up car rev past me blaring DJ Tiesto than have one of these guys stab me for my mobile phone.
    Isn't that a no-brainer? Chavs aren't directly associated with knife culture (yet?), I guess that's why..?
    Anyway, we don't have them here and that question has never occurred to me so I have no idea what I'd call them. hmm..
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    (Original post by Absurd)
    Or 'badamans'.
    Corrected.
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    (Original post by TOSCS)
    Why is it though? I agree they are far worse. I'd rather have some silly looking ****er with gelled hair in a crappy souped up car rev past me blaring DJ Tiesto than have one of these guys stab me for my mobile phone.
    ermm well i tend to associate them with guns and knife crime (the more serious stuff), whereas i associate 'chavs' with petty crimes like shop lifting, fighting etc. and not necesarilly as a threat to my safety. it could be also that you don't see many of the 'rude boi' types (is that what they call them?!) up here whereas you see 'chavs' everywhere. i don't actually mind chavs though, most of them are harmless.
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    (Original post by fourr)
    Isn't that a no-brainer? Chavs aren't directly associated with knife culture (yet?), I guess that's why..?
    Anyway, we don't have them here and that question has never occurred to me so I have no idea what I'd call them. hmm..
    I meant why is it that there isn't a name for them? The term chav gets used everywhere, even in the media, and sometimes it's not even used for scumbags, yet nobody feels comfortable with labelling the scum element of the black community.
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    (Original post by TOSCS)
    I meant why is it that there isn't a name for them? The term chav gets used everywhere, even in the media, and sometimes it's not even used for scumbags, yet nobody feels comfortable with labelling the scum element of the black community.

    Surely there's a 'scum element' in every community?
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    (Original post by Cerulean)
    Surely there's a 'scum element' in every community?
    Yes and the scum element of the white community get called chavs. Good job at ignoring the end of my first post btw.
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    My sister calls them gangstas. She insists it must be with an "A", never "er". I think she's dating one of them, which is slightly concerning. He seems nice though.
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    rudeboys they seem to call themselves. I just call them tossers
 
 
 
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