Monday, May 29, 2006

Leprachorns in South Ruislip

No Central Line anywhere west of Marble Arch for three days. Replacement buses out west are usually fairly good- except yesterday the entire London ex-pat community from the Emerald Isle seem to have descended on South Ruislip for a football match. I don't do football, but I've found this article (might as well be Double Dutch). Google news here (will dry up after a few days). Mayo? I don't even UNDERSTAND the score!

I ended up catching a train to High Wycombe from West Ruislip, bumped into a couple of friends while I was there but otherwise had a fairly quiet day (the first with no rain for a while).

I'm off work this week, so will nip into the office later to drop off some papers. To bed early tonight as I have to be up and out by six tomorrow morning. Explanations in a week.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Clarification: What is a Chav?

A short while ago I made a post entitled 'Chavs On The Line'. It has since become clear that I have a greater working knowledge of some modern useage of the English language, than many of my friends and acquaintances. This surprises me.

Anyway, click here for guidance from Wikipedia on what constitutes a Chav. Summarised as:

"Chav is a derogatory slang term in popular usage throughout the UK. It refers to a subculture stereotype of a person who is uneducated, uncultured and prone to antisocial or immoral behaviour. The label is typically, though not exclusively, applied to teenagers and young adults of white working-class or lower-middle class origin."
Just to carry on the theme, I chortled and chortled when I saw the attached on one of District Dave's Message boards. There is a perception that Chavham ought to be posh- it isn't!