Top 10 chav drinks11th September, 2013 by Andy Young
The Oxford English Dictionary records the first use of “chav” with its current meaning as arriving in 1998. So what drinking habits have chavs developed in 15 years?
In the dictionary, chav is defined as “a young lower-class person typified by brash and loutish behaviour and the wearing of (real or imitation) designer clothes.”
Although listed as a derogatory term, chavs have become a part of popular culture featuring in numerous comedy shows. Princes William and Harry dressed up as chavs for a fancy dress party.
In 2008 the BBC TV documentary British Style Genius, put chavism alongside previous youth cultures throughout the UK, saying: “Teds, mods, skinheads, casuals and chavs have created a tradition that is loud, proud and in your face.”
As well as the designer tracksuit, baseball cap and jewellery, another part of chav culture is drinking. Canadian website The Metropolitan explains this culture very well: “The key to chav drinking is simple. Drink as much as you can, for as little as you can, as quickly as you can. (There goes the ‘drink responsibly’ then!)”
And unfortunately it is true, so while we delve into the favourite chav drinks, please remember to drink responsibly.