"Car Parking" Illegal car-parking or parking of any vehicle to cause a deliberate obstruction is often the cause of many neighbour disputes. The Highway Code point 217, states “DO NOT PARK in front of an entrance to a property” although to purposely cause a nuisance, this point is often ignored.
"Chav" The origins of
the word 'chav' are somewhat unknown. However, a stereotypical chav will
be somewhat lacking in intelligence, culture and possess an in-bred nature
of stupidity and a totally blinkered attitude.
Sometimes described as 'burberry' wearing individuals, the typical chav can often be seen indulging in anti-social behaviour in many environments, whilst casually dressed in tracksuit and (cheap gold jewellery) 'bling', coupled with an assortment of head gear (most often a cap). 'Chavs' are known for their regular participation within situations closely connected with many different types of anti-social behaviour. The chav can often resemble the Neighbour From Hell (NFH).
Some claim the word 'chav' is an acronym for Council Housed And Vulgar.
"Council-House Face Lift"
(Also can be referred to as the "Croydon Face Lift").
The cheap alternative to surgery. This procedure involves tying long hair
back into the tightest 'pony-tail' or 'bun' possible. Hence, stretching
the facial skin to remove wrinkles.
A style commonly worn by 'chavs' (see above entry) and was made famous by 'Michelle' (aka 'Chicken') from the UK's reality TV show - Big Brother 6.
"Crack houses" (OR "crack
dens") Commonly a building or property where crack cocaine
is regularly sold, used, or produced or other illegal drugs are exchanged,
consumed, bought and sold. These often have a very negative affect on the
local community around them and are a major cause of nuisance, noise and
crime related activities.
They can also lead to more local properties being empty, shops being closed and the other connected problems with prostitution, violence and robberies. Powers to close crack-houses were passed to the Police under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act, 2003.