Blog2004 ≫ Chav

From this weeks'

Parishioner Eric Shipton comes to the rescue of David Quantick with this from the Penguin Dictionary of Historical Slang: "chav(v)y. A child: Parlary: from ca 1860. Ex Romany chavo or chavi."

So it's not based on the place name Chatham as claimed by Metro today, and is on a par with pikey, which ought to be grouped with any other cultural or racial nickname really.

Lordy, tickets for the Cure Passport gig are currently at 770 quid on Ebay - only 100 quid for the Darkness Passport gig, and plenty more coming up for the Leas Cliff Hall gig, maybe we'll all get in after all.

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