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Old 1st June 2006, 23:53
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Seriousy, have there ever been any rivalries between, for example:

Edinburgh and Glaswegian gangs?
Edinburgh and London gangs?
Edinburgh and Dublin gangs?

Meaning, have gangs from one city ever invade or "visit" gangs in another city?
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Old 2nd June 2006, 00:02
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There was the one between the Roundheads, an early English gang, so called because they were the first to wear the doo-rags, which later became popular with American gangs such as the Bloods and the Crips, and the Royal Charlies. That rivalry spilled into Scotland, where the Scottish gangs allied themselves with one side or the other. The Royal Charlies in Scotland were led by Jamie Graham, and the other gang, which called itself the Covenanters, (because they were formed into Covens, like witches), were led by Davy Leslie. Both gangs were confused much of the time because their leaders had two first names.

Later on there was a gang called the Orangemen, led by Wee Willy, who wore Orange doo-rags, and fought against Jamie and the Papists in Ireland, at the Rumble at the Boyne. This Jamie was Jamie Stuart - not to be confused with the earlier Jamie Graham, although it could also be said that he had two first names. Wee Willy won the Rumble at the Boyne, but was later killed by a 'Mole' which had infiltrated his gang.

Most of the above spoke in slang. Wee Willy spoke in a type of slang called "Dutch".

I hope this clears up any confusion for you.
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Old 11th June 2006, 15:00
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Old 14th June 2006, 14:09
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Can the word "working class" still be used and meaning the same social group? The way I see it - you can't. The social structure have changed to much for the "old" way of useing "working class" as a description on todays society.

But if you can - aren't we all, in that case, working class?
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