Shank

I never knew what this word meant till a few days ago. Its yoof speak for a knife and it sends a shiver down my spine.

A few days ago a man more or less my age was killed after some of a group he’d moved on from in front of his block’s lobby came back and stabbed him. He’d probably not shown the ’nuff respect. I’m rarely afraid in London, but that’s because I make sure I’m not in a situation where I might be in danger unless of course there is no other option.

What has happened? How do we break out of this need to carry a knife?

1 Comment so far

  1. Daniel (unregistered) on October 5th, 2006 @ 1:40 pm

    pfft, try and live near bethnal green and brick lane, you’d hear the word spoken enuff timez, you get me?

    It seems that most yoofs these days aren’t scared of the police and the punishment hardly matches the crime, so why not carry around a shank and pretend your the crocodile hunter?

    The met are far more worried about being politically correct, than worrying about actual crime and the crims know this.



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