(Original post by yawn)
As an aside - my mathematician friends say they can have hilarious discussions based on fractuals, linear algebra, functional analysis etc. making up ribald jokes that non-mathematicians cannot comprehend. It must be like listening to a joke in a foreign language and not understanding the punch line.
Okay... If that was overheard by a gang of chavs, you would probably get a short, yet graphic response on the lines of "smash their faces in".
I can't say i would understand the punch line if you were discussing linea algebra and fractuals in front of me, either, though.
But then i could start talking about chaucer and language acquisition, and the chances are that you wouldn't really have a clue...
Back on subject, i say hoodies should be banned from all public places, and in some troubled neighbourhoods aswell. It would be a start in eroding the current yob culture, which, however, i feel is being blown out of proportion by the media, and this is probably to blame for the sharp increases in fear of violent crime.
The argument that hoodies should be banned because they conceal the identity of the chav, though, is a bit too controversial for me. Afterall, chavs are not the only people in our modern, multicultural society who choose to hide their identity.