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    (Original post by Quiksilver)
    I recall first hearing the term "chav" in spring 1998 :eek:
    That would have been around the time I heard it too. Only as charver not chav.
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    In Glasgow, Neds. In Edinburgh, Schemies.

    These names still apply.
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    (Original post by gossip_girl)
    townie?
    Yup, same here.
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    (Original post by Toy Soldier)
    I knew a Scally. He taught me to steal traffic cones. Good times, good times.
    I know of many...living where I do

    actually many would label my friends boyfriend a scally but really he ain't that bad
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    Townies, before chav there was charver.

    As well as assorted profanities.

    I always thought townies and trendies were different though.
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    Pikeys , i'd call them, or Scrotes, or Scrunters
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    Townies

    and the occasional scrotes, and scunners
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    (Original post by Zurich)
    Townies

    and the occasional scrotes, and scunners
    haha scrotes goes all the way from London to the north east then!!!
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    (Original post by Hibee)
    In Glasgow, Neds. In Edinburgh, Schemies.

    These names still apply.
    Schemies is cool!! "from the schemes" it makes sense-i first read that in Irvine Welsh's books
 
 
 
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