yob

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yob

British slang for an aggressive and/or violent young male (less commonly, female). They are often unemployed, live on estates, have drug and alcohol abuse problems and often show signs of anti-social behaviour.
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FOR too long these mindless yobs have been allowed to wreck every surface they can find with their aerosols and now is the time to fight back.
Their councillors actually name and shame the yobs. Leaflets with names and pictures of the thugs and maps so they can identify where they are banned from are delivered to shopping centres and all around the community.
The survey by the Royal Sun Alliance insurance group found that half of all Scottish businesses have been the victim of yobs in the last year.
The event came after a series of highprofile incidents in which gangs of yobs have caused chaos across Wirral.
The idea is one once again put forward by the 'do gooders' and 'see no wrong' people in our society, in essence to try and prove that the 'yobs' are really pillars of society.
25 years ago THREE soccer yobs were behind bars for their part in the disturbances in Darlington.
In other incidents, the jobless yobs kicked footballs at the couple and made racist comments such as ,"they're living everywhere now".
Officers have now released CCTV pictures of the hooded gang in the hope the public will help identify them -or that the yobs are shamed into coming forward themselves.
People won't confront yobs if there is a chance they will be attacked by them.
One yob only has to read about it (if they can indeed read) and the next time he/they come across a sheep, bird or anything defenceless will think there lies the next target.
While the yobs have absolutely nothing to be proud of, Alfred has proved he is 10 times the person his attacker could ever hope to be.
Firstly, it might come as a surprise to Steve that not all yobs come from council estates.