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  1. Profile photo of SaintPatty
    SaintPatty Male 18-29
    970 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:20 am
    Link: Hey I-A-B Australia, Is This A Real Problem? - Can any I-A-B Aussies explain this sign? I know there are lots of you here. Can you explain if this sign is legit?
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    hagane Male 30-39
    967 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:27 am
    Australia`s answer to the Chav!
  3. Profile photo of Tubby12370
    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2011 at 9:27 am
    This is what it means...The definiton of "LAD"
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:28 am
    lol.. i guesse this is the aussi version of a douche?
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    May 18, 2011 at 9:28 am
    what are skin caps? that sounds gross
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    Ujelly Male 30-39
    81 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:29 am
    Im guessing, according to Tubby12370`s link, Thieves/ mini-gang ?
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    kirstoner Female 18-29
    535 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:37 am
    uh - lads? wtf? sydney thing maybe?
  8. Profile photo of mrrossh
    mrrossh Male 18-29
    74 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:43 am
    Basically, they are saying "No chavs".
  9. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:44 am
    Australian word "Lad" is what in the UK we`d call a "Chav"
  10. Profile photo of DoubleSteve
    DoubleSteve Male 30-39
    34 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:48 am
    I love the Nautica label part. All the thugs in the US are shopping at Nordstrom`s.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:54 am
    I work in a retail store that sells Nautica..
    I assumed it was for old men.. heh.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:54 am
    so no douchebags?
  13. Profile photo of ShadowDD13
    ShadowDD13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 10:17 am
    ok everyone is saying lads are chavs, wtf is a chav lol
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 10:25 am
    That seems a bit... bigoted. Change the sign to "blacks" or "muslims" and then this would be a rather larger issue.
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    survivalist Male 18-29
    32 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 10:27 am
    Lad in Australia = Chav in the UK = the situation in the US
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    Renaud- Male 18-29
    423 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 10:28 am
    So it`s their word for ``douchebag`` great we need more places like this!
  17. Profile photo of IGORED
    IGORED Male 18-29
    84 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 10:29 am
    skin caps? chav? lad? oh i get it now. no Irish French or germens
  18. Profile photo of HumboldtPie
    HumboldtPie Male 18-29
    311 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 10:30 am
    @ ShadowDD13

    Well a chav is a dingle-hop, obviously
  19. Profile photo of freebee
    freebee Female 30-39
    72 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 10:35 am
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chav

    A chav (pronounced /ˈtʃæv/ chav) is a stereotype of certain people in the United Kingdom. Also known as a charver in Yorkshire and North East England "chavs" are said to be aggressive teenagers, of working class background, who repeatedly engage in anti-social behaviour such as street drinking, drug abuse and rowdiness, or other forms of juvenile delinquency.
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 10:35 am
    It basically means "no wearing of clothes that are mainly worn by dicks". I dunno what Americans might have for this.
  21. Profile photo of itellifyou
    itellifyou Male 18-29
    161 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 10:36 am
    http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Lads
    Ok I think I get this now
  22. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 11:09 am
    "ok everyone is saying lads are chavs, wtf is a chav lol"

    A chav is a ned, obviously
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    pomokey Male 18-29
    95 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 11:09 am
    nautica? that`s my favorite brand :( they`re one of the only companies who`s jeans actually fit me properly.
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    popsac Male 18-29
    26 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 11:16 am
    Is it safe to call a lad a bro?
  25. Profile photo of SirLunchalot
    SirLunchalot Male 30-39
    118 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 11:45 am
    Are lads what we call casuals in europe?
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    torisen Male 30-39
    40 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 11:45 am
    @TopperHey, this: http://www.paz.fm/ed-hardy-sucks/ This is america`s version.
  27. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 11:50 am
    looks legit, i have no idea what it means, but it looks legit.
  28. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    "She don`t wanna baby look like that, I don`t wanna baby look like that!"
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    McMatthewL Male 13-17
    113 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    A lad is a guy that does things that impress his man friends, like drinks loads or plays rugby or pulls loads of girls etc.
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    McMatthewL Male 13-17
    113 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    Well thats what it means in England, I`m guessing it`s different in Australia
  31. Profile photo of SiN_iN_Me
    SiN_iN_Me Female 18-29
    217 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    Random trivia..according to my insignificant other :P

    chav was created from the acronym Councill House And Violent, this i didnt know, he recons everyone knows thats what chav originally stood for (and still does)
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    We call them douchebags.
  33. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
    2345 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    nautica? whats wrong with that?
  34. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2928 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    someone needs to get a picture up here.
  35. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    hahaha I would like to see someone dressed like that at any of the venues I frequent. That place looks kinda dirty, fun, but dirty. Which I suppose adds to the fun hah.
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    muffalletta Male 18-29
    543 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    LAD???
  37. Profile photo of Rangerahab
    Rangerahab Male 18-29
    161 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    Just like Chavs.
  38. Profile photo of Selous
    Selous Male 30-39
    1197 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    i think the sign speaks for itself
  39. Profile photo of marcus2
    marcus2 Male 13-17
    677 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    Yeah this is a real thing. Im not an Aussie, but i have heard of them. What we call chavs in the UK and what you call douches in america. (Sorta)
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    eughh the guys in our uni who are generally so lame it hurts call each other "lad" all the time
    its how you judge who was popular and who wasn`t at school, the kids who weren`t call each other "lad"

    such ladish behaviour includes
  41. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    Lads are of various age usually male but also females, who tend to hang around large shoppings centres or train stations in Sydney. More commonly could be described as the Australian version of British chav.

    They appear to be destinctly defined wearing:
    - White Nautica Cap
    - Striped Polo Shirt (Nautica etc)
    - Sport Shorts (Nautica)

    Basically giving brands Nautica and Canterbury a bad name for delinquent wearers. They appear to be loud and confronting in large groups of followers who usually range from 10 - 20 +, and appear to have a bogan like appearance. Although they try to be tough, they are actually pansies at heart.

    Can be described as "Eshay Lads" also, and seen inhabiting areas such as Train Stations,Bus Shelters,Taxi Ranks,Outside Major Shopping Centres and Street Corners.

    Mostly found in Sydney`s West (Penrith,Parramatta)
    and can be found in a range of nationalities.
  42. Profile photo of YugureKage
    YugureKage Female 18-29
    1205 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    @Fatninja01 that was an awsome definition
  43. Profile photo of WeePee
    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    im half surprised the back of the sign doesn`t read,
    "also no blacks"
  44. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    so these "lads" i assume are the same types of douchebags that call each other "bro" here in the US? Jersey shore types?
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    from context i gather "lad" is the u.s. equivalent to "bro"
  46. Profile photo of sirgurl
    sirgurl Female 18-29
    108 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    Why WeePee, do you assume everyone in Australia is racist?
  47. Profile photo of DesertWolf
    DesertWolf Male 30-39
    63 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:01 pm
    Lad Clothing
    So these kinds of clothes?
  48. Profile photo of razbitom
    razbitom Male 40-49
    911 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    i`ve never even heard the term "lad" applied to anyone here. ladette, certainly, but not lad.
    besides, shouldn`t they be putting more effort into keeping out the guidos?
  49. Profile photo of laxdef36
    laxdef36 Male 18-29
    171 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:31 pm
    Heard of the term "lad", Don`t use it, Never seen any signs like that.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 11:43 pm

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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 12:31 am
    what`s wrong with striped polo shirts? so long as i don`t pop the collar it`s fine right? And doesn`t tiger woods wear one of....wait, imma just stop here, nevermind
  52. Profile photo of DCBizzle
    DCBizzle Male 18-29
    230 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 1:43 am
    autralia`s brahs?
  53. Profile photo of lisalezah
    lisalezah Female 18-29
    255 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 3:59 am
    lol, never seen this.
  54. Profile photo of HMJ
    HMJ Male 18-29
    1 post
    May 19, 2011 at 5:51 am
    @SiN_iN_Me: the "Council House and Violent" Theory is actually a backronym for chav and one of many urban legends about where the word originated. There are theories stating it came from the Kent town Chatham, or the Romani word "chavi" meaning child etc, noone knows for certain where it came from but all the acronyms were created after it was coined. Also, the UK equivalent to Nautica is probably Burberry, a popular brand now associated almost exclusively with chavs
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    jeffcomedy Male 30-39
    178 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 10:24 am
    I just instantly thought no rugby (or soccer/football) hooligans. I mean, it IS at an arena. Am I wrong?
  56. Profile photo of bongsmoka420
    bongsmoka420 Male 18-29
    290 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 11:40 pm
    it`s just saying you can`t dress like a douche
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    b0sanac1 Male 18-29
    234 posts
    May 21, 2011 at 5:28 am
    being from sydney and a raver as well i can tell you this is 100% correct. lads are like the australian equivalent of the UK`s chavs.
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    b0sanac1 Male 18-29
    234 posts
    May 21, 2011 at 5:30 am
    also acer arena is a big sporting arena, that also holds concerts and raves and whatnot, that particular sign is at every rave i go to..
  59. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
    533 posts
    May 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    lad = douche?

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