General Eshays in NZ

BiggerD

1st Grade Fringe
May 15, 2012
1,275
Sydney
Is there an issue with Eshays in NZ ?

In Aussie, Eshays are causing social problems like bashing people for smokes etc


What is an Eshay


Favoured labels for the fashionable eshay include Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Lacoste, paired with Nautica, Adidas, Under Armour and Ellesse.

Some eshays scramble words and put 'ay' on the end in a form of pig Latin. 'Eetswa' means 'sweet' and 'chill' becomes 'illchay'.

The term eshay is similar to the UK phrase 'chav' and can be interchangeable with 'lad', which in turn sometimes becomes 'adlay'.

'Eshay' may have started as 'eshay adlay' - pig Latin for 'he's lad' or be related to 'sesh', for a prolonged period of drug consumption.

When an eshay says 'eshay' it can mean yes, cool or excellent.
 
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Worried2Death

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 6, 2016
2,457
Is there an issue with Eshays in NZ ?

In Aussie, Eshays are causing social problems like bashing people for smokes etc

Don't think it's in the lingo here yet bro, are they like chavs? We still just call them retards.
 

Hardyman's Yugo

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 2, 2017
2,771
Lancashire, England
WITHIN MINUTES of arriving in Newcastle you will encounter the legendary Geordie hospitality, when a complete stranger approaches you with his right hand extended. "Lenz a tab," he will say.

You have made a pal, and he is suggesting you cement the friendship with the long-term loan of a cigarette. You, in turn, are obliged to lend him one.

This routine will happen every time you venture out in Newcastle. So if you dont smoke, nows a good time to start.
The friendliest types are young lads wearing colourful sportswear and a "nippa" behind their ear, who sound as though theyre talking through their left nostril.

When he says "Lenz a tab," you will reply "nee bother, charver." Hell be sure to look out for you in future.


He may have a female with him. She also be wearing sportswear, dripping with gold-coloured jewellery. The fringe of her yellow hair will have been carefully sprayed over a coke tin until its twice the size of her head. She is known as a Kappa Slapper or "me bewer."


In this case you will offer two cigarettes. And if youre feeling particularly gregarious, add the words "bet she gans like the clappaz." Your wit will be noted.


Now that you understand this easy piece of etiquette, why not try it yourself?


Simply walk up to a stranger in a bar or on a bus, lean close to their face, and say the words:
"Lenz a tab."


Better still, try it on everyone you pass in the street youll be surprised at the interesting situations this can lead to.


And youll know when youve met a true kindred spirit, when they reply "Ah was ganna ask yee."
 

Rick O'Shay

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May 1, 2013
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No negative feedback please but back in the early 60's we had a fad going in NZ of speaking like that.

eg. Ouyah antway emay? meant You want me?. Although known as Pig Latin, I'm sure we had another name for it.

Don't recall the sportswear or the violence though.
 

Hardyman's Yugo

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 2, 2017
2,771
Lancashire, England
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Miket12

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Apr 20, 2012
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No negative feedback please but back in the early 60's we had a fad going in NZ of speaking like that.

eg. Ouyah antway emay? meant You want me?. Although known as Pig Latin, I'm sure we had another name for it.

Don't recall the sportswear or the violence though.
Struth... some codger on here older than me!!!
 

Hardyman's Yugo

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 2, 2017
2,771
Lancashire, England
Didn't realise there's a musical side to it as well. Is that from the Big Gay Out Festival in Newcastle? Ours was last Saturday

The guy on the right playing air guitar and the one on the left dancing to it?
Not normally a music thing.
Typical pose would be can of cheap lager in one hand, other hand firmly down front of tracksuit bottoms, pale white skin with love bites on neck, cap set on back of head to create the IQ reducing look. Tab end fixed behind ear
 

Stone

1st Grade Fringe
May 19, 2012
1,235
Auckland
I had never heard this "Eshay" term until recently when I got back into sneaker collecting.

From my POV, here in NZ it is predominantly the domain of young wannabe thug hype beasts with too much disposable income (usually rich parents)

Ironically enough, some of these same kids will camp out at an overnight lineup for limited release sneakers acting like thugs while rocking thousands of dollars worth of grossly overpriced label streetwear with massive resell mark up value, all while openly flashing wads of cash, which in turn has attracted the hood rats & the real thugs like flies to shit to come get some "easy money from easy targets".

In other words, these young eshays have inadvertently bought back a phenomena that had mostly died out by the late 90's ... the "stock up"

Also known as "stocking, stocka & or rolling" this is a phenomena where groups of predominantly young males (sometimes even females) will go into the CBD or other populated areas, usually but not exclusively at night, with the sole intent of bashing someone over for their clothes & money.

This kind of thing was absolutely rife in the Auck CBD & the Southside back in the 90's but it seemed to mostly die out just before the 2000's.

But thanks to these young wannabe thug hype beast eshays here in NZ, who are more or less openly advertising themselves as easy marks, the "stock up" has returned with a vengeance.

Luckily when I go to these overnight (sometimes two bloody nights lol) lineups I am usually the oldest cu** there by far & I'm usually wearing the shittiest clothes by comparison, so nobody farks with me lol, but I've seen it happen & while a part of me feels sorry for these young wannabes the Southside part of me thinks, it's your own stupid fault young cheese, if you're out in the wild & you can't really roll with the bears then don't pretend to be one.

And definitely don't drip from head to toe in honey.
 
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Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
18,096
These peasants are a disease here in Perth. Consider it a given you're likely going to have to square up with the about 10 of them, should you ever find yourself needing to use a train.
So glad I am not reliant on public transport for these reasons.

I have PTSD from my years of working with criminals.

I have resisted getting a firearms licence because I have been in a shooting incident so that probably caused some of the PTSD stuff.

I do though tend to forget to unpack my wood chopping axe from the boot of the car. Dunno why I am so absent minded about it.

I really need to do something about it. When I was younger, fitter, and meaner, and more impulsive, I happened to stop at a Coundown in Porirua.

I needed to use the loo.

Across the road from that carpark are public toilets, but they are part of a manky Bus station.

Anyway, it is late at night. sitting by these toilets obstructing my path are at lest ten Mongrel Mob prospects.

They told me to go piss somewhere else.

So I get back to my car....sit a the wheel stressing out.

I need a piss. Something snapped. I go to the boot to grab my Axe and walk back to the toilets.

Cannot say broad daylight because it was around nine at night.

Wide eyed Bangers part like the sea.

I take a piss and walk back to the car.

Not a word said.

Your post reminded me of one of the half dozen times in my life I truly no longer gave a shit
 
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Stalefish540

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May 13, 2017
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So glad I am not reliant on public transport for these reasons.

I have PTSD from my years of working with criminals.

I have resisted getting a firearms licence because I have been in a shooting incident so that probably caused some of the PTSD stuff.

I do though tend to forget to unpack my wood chopping axe from the boot of the car. Dunno why I am so absent minded about it.

I really need to do something about it. When I was younger, fitter, and meaner, and more impulsive, I happened to stop at a Coundown in Porirua.

I needed to use the loo.

Across the road from that carpark are public toilets, but they are part of a manky Bus station.

Anyway, it is late at night. sitting by these toilets obstructing my path are at lest ten Mongrel Mob prospects.

They told me to go piss somewhere else.

So I get back to my car....sit a the wheel stressing out.

I need a piss. Something snapped. I go to the boot to grab my Axe and walk back to the toilets.

Cannot say broad daylight because it was around nine at night.

Wide eyed Bangers part like the sea.

I take a piss and walk back to the car.

Not a word said.

Your post reminded me of one of the half dozen times I no longer gave a shit.
Can't say I ever have to use it thankfully, bar the odd event that it just happens to be convienent with a train stop nearby. But it's not just public transport, it's shopping centres, in the city, basically any large gathering area with lots of people. Not that I think Perth would be specific in this situation, imagine it's everywhere.

In my 20's I welcomed these types for a dance plenty of times, was rather fond of a scuffle if someone was going out of their way to initiate it. These days I couldn't think of anything worse, the thought of being punched in the face just really doesn't get my weekend juices flowing at 30 haha
 

Worried2Death

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 6, 2016
2,457
Can't say I ever have to use it thankfully, bar the odd event that it just happens to be convienent with a train stop nearby. But it's not just public transport, it's shopping centres, in the city, basically any large gathering area with lots of people. Not that I think Perth would be specific in this situation, imagine it's everywhere.

In my 20's I welcomed these types for a dance plenty of times, was rather fond of a scuffle if someone was going out of their way to initiate it. These days I couldn't think of anything worse, the thought of being punched in the face just really doesn't get my weekend juices flowing at 30 haha
Exactly, when I got to about 28 and had kids I started thinking about the dental bills, the gbh and homicide charges, the trial... fighting's for idiots these days. Outside of wartime that is, then the biggest psycho in the neighborhood is a hero, if a gang of axe wielding maniac eshay brownshirts came at me or my family I'd rather have Sup on my side in the trenches I'll tell you that, we're Warriors first around here before any other gang or club.
 
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Gizzyfan

Warriors 1st Grader
Jan 2, 2013
4,605
In Whakatane in the early to mid 70's a whole bunch of young guys were stirring shit in town mainly on Friday and Saturday nights, standover tactics, mob attacks, it never changes. They were called the rat patrol

I don't know the full details but the rugby clubs got together and hatched a plan, as Cops played for for the rugby teams I suppose they were aware of what was going to happen.

So one Friday night they organised and went into town with fence batons and similar, any rat packer found was thrashed and warned what would happen if they came back, only it would be worse, problem solved. Not a Cop seen.
 

Stone

1st Grade Fringe
May 19, 2012
1,235
Auckland
My 15yo son who hates "eshays" showed me this vid.

But we can't actually tell if it's legit or if these cats are just taking the piss


Not to flex here but I'd love for a group of these types to size me up & try & roll me for my kicks.

I'd happily accommodate each request personally with a front kick to the face.

Sure, I'd probably end up doing a lag or get PD or some shit ... but fuck it ... it'd be worth it lol

But seriously, to my way of thinking this is almost seems like some kind of inadvertent natural backlash to all this PC woke bullshit floating around.

Every action has an equal & opposite reaction - Sir Issac Newton
 
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