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What ever happened to townies?

Hercule QHercule Q Posts: 2,781
edited August 2009 in The Crudcatcher
I'm sure you remember them. Skyward baseball cap, trakkies tucked into reeboks. Remember they used to call anyone on a skateboard/bmx/mtb a goth, where have they gone are chavs like the grey squirrel and have wiped out nearly all the townies. are townies a protected species now kept in captivity. Who still calls them townies or NEDS cos when ever i say "look at those stupid townies trying to start fights" everyone looks at me funny and back to the squirrel comparison does this mean we can legaly kill chavs?

anyone else?

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  • xstrathyxxstrathyx Posts: 1,173
    you ll still see a squad of them in Glasgow. Timberland, burberry wearing to$$ers

    or am i thinking of chavs....?
  • boogercjboogercj Posts: 316
    We used to call 'em townies when I was at school - and I was one of the folk who used to get "abused" by 'em - Greebo, Goff, Grunger, etc etc.

    I guess everyone calls 'em chavs now, but I stil call 'em townies sometimes ;) Back in the early ninetees they used to wear "Slammin' Vinyl" and "Ministry of Sound" bomber jackets bought for a fiver off the local market.
  • xstrathyxxstrathyx Posts: 1,173
    yeah their back to earing nike jackets from the early nighties now!

    Lil scrotes

    where i live their pretty evident - suppose its the one time i condone police brutality :lol:
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    We have a scurge of Lonsdale wearing, cut-price, pseudo-chavs round our way, mainly sporting Sunday market burberry caps perched on the backs of their empty heads, whilst pushing pushchairs, smoking black-market fags and drinking Tennants extra at 10am just after they've signed-on.

    Horrible people, without exception.
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  • FullyFully Posts: 257
    If you want to see townies, chav's, NEDS, or whatever you want to call them, then just drive through low life animal enclosure on the edge of Gtr Manchester. It's more commonly known as 'Wigan', it really is the centre of the universe for them. I think it has it's own micro-climate too, as all of the female specimens appear to be Orange in colour.

    Nice pies though...
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  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    i think the terms are pretty regional.

    we call em neds round here.
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  • MarkEoMarkEo Posts: 308
    They're all in Hull, i think they've all migrated here

    I could organise a day trip/townie safari if anyone's up for it?
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  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    MarkEo wrote:
    They're all in Hull, i think they've all migrated here

    I could organise a day trip/townie safari if anyone's up for it?

    Sounds like a great idea, can you shoot them and mount their heads on your wall?
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  • MarkEoMarkEo Posts: 308
    Yeh you could do, you'll have to be fast though because they're not scared of humans and are always tooled up with shooters and stabbers so i wont be liable for any deaths that are caused on my townie safari
    Tis better to regret something you've done than to regret not doing something!
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    MarkEo wrote:
    Yeh you could do, you'll have to be fast though because they're not scared of humans and are always tooled up with shooters and stabbers so i wont be liable for any deaths that are caused on my townie safari

    this is an urban myth....

    in my experience, neds/chavs/townies pretend that they are not scared of humans and pretend that they carry stabbers and shooters, but the reality is that in 90% of encounters with neds in a recent study conducted with myself and 3 of my mates...its mostly all a bluff.

    similar to some types of bear then, if you make yourelf as big as you can, and make a lot of noise, then they will most likely slink off into the woods. If they do start to attack, the key is to get in there first with everything that you have.

    Do not run...the pack will almost definately sense the advantage and give chase....

    :D
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  • MarkEoMarkEo Posts: 308
    Have you ever been to Hull cee??
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  • boogercjboogercj Posts: 316
    Do not run...the pack will almost definately sense the advantage and give chase....

    Yeh, and all the sports gear they wear makes 'em run faster :lol:
  • They're all chavs as far as I'm concerned. They can always be found in town centres usually, or hanging round outside a local one stop/spar/co-op.
    The best is when you ride past them and you get "nice bike mate, lets ave a go". Er no, bye
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    MarkEo wrote:
    Have you ever been to Hull cee??

    Yip, and I spend quite a lot of time in glasgow...the friendly place.....

    these londoners go on about all the stabbings that go on down there but its nothing compared to glasgow...

    fact: you are more likely to be kicked to death in glasgow than stabbed in london.
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  • MarkEoMarkEo Posts: 308
    Yeh i believe that

    We know how to fight properly oop north, we use fists n feet GRrrrrrrrrrrrr!
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  • GHillGHill Posts: 2,402
    Fully wrote:
    Nice pies though...

    There's a rule, never put anything from Wigan in your mouth (10 nerdy points for anyone who knows where I got that from).
  • MontevideoguyMontevideoguy Posts: 2,336
    xstrathyx wrote:
    you ll still see a squad of them in Glasgow. Timberland, burberry wearing to$$ers

    or am i thinking of chavs....?


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    edit: this illutrates my point well.... dude in court for getting violent over his friend's desicion to buy a game for his kid that he thought was too violent... :roll:
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  • HighRollaHighRolla Posts: 29
    NEDs? Never heard that one. We had Kevs though.
    Townies sorta became wannabe shavs around here...but their numbers are diminishing. Most of them turned into emos a few yeas back I think
  • fatladfatlad Posts: 105
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RBelz8BgX0

    Hull...... hahahahahahahaha


    PS not work safe unless your colleagues hate chavs.


    Im worried that this vid makes me laugh till my sides really start aching.
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  • johnnyboy29johnnyboy29 Posts: 100
    I live in the mecca/nest/hive of the scally which is your kev/chav/townie but they're more cunning and devious and wouldn't batter an eyelid if they sold their nan for a bag of weed :evil: .
    Its nice to see the emo and punk kids round here instead of fake armani lacoste north face tracksuit clad gangster/dealer.
    I'm sure lacoste is really a scouse slang and not a french designer :lol:
    And the best laugh is when you see some fat scally lad/lass in a trackie and traineees (scouse for trainers laaa :lol:)
    The sights you see when you haven't got a gun 8)
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  • MarkEoMarkEo Posts: 308
    Devvo's a f*ckin legend round these parts haha!
    Tis better to regret something you've done than to regret not doing something!
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