Slang by Decade: 1920s Slang, 1930s Slang, 1940s Slang, 1950s Slang, 1960s Slang, 1970s Slang, 1980s Slang, 1990s Slang, 2000s Slang, C

Front Cover
General Books LLC, 2010 - 114 pages
0 Reviews
Chapters: 1920s Slang, 1930s Slang, 1940s Slang, 1950s Slang, 1960s Slang, 1970s Slang, 1980s Slang, 1990s Slang, 2000s Slang, Chav, Jazz, Lol, Going Postal, Gaydar, Bullshido, Boogie, Valspeak, B-Boy, Hella, Meh, Yo, Homie, Wigger, Square, Brain Fart, Essex Girl, Hip, Grunge Speak, Muppet, Muffin Top, Whatever, Boondoggle, G-Man, Indie Cred. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 113. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: A chav (pronounced ()) is a stereotypical rough young person in the United Kingdom. The typical "chav"known also as a charver in Yorkshire and North East Englandis said to be an aggressive teenager, typically unemployed or of white working class background, who repeatedly engages in anti-social behaviour, such as street drinking, drug abuse and rowdiness, or other forms of juvenile delinquency. Chav probably has its origins in the Romani word "chavi," meaning "child" (or "chavo," meaning "boy," or "chavvy," meaning "youth"). This theory is supported by etymologist Michael Quinion. This word may have entered the English language through the Geordie dialect word charva, meaning a rough child. This is similar to the colloquial Spanish word chaval, meaning "kid" or "guy." The derivative Chavette has been used to describe his female counterpart. The Oxford University Press has said that the word is "generally thought to come from Chatham girls," and Michael Quinion says that that is "where the term is best known and probably originated." Many folk etymologies have sprung up around the word. These include the backronym "Council Housed And Violent," and the suggestion that pupils at Cheltenham Ladies' College and Cheltenham College used the word to describe the young men of the town ("Cheltenham Average"). However, Michael Quinion has said that "we must treat supposed acronymic or...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=92653

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Bibliographic information