It's slang for the boys who drive at high speeds around Essex, usually in a Ford Fiesta, often with blue LED under-glow lights attached. Meet loads of available single women in Essex with Mingle2's Essex dating services!Natasha Sawkins and Juliet Thomas are getting massive online support as they battle to wipe out one of the country's most notorious stereotypes.They are fighting a campaign to change the definition of an 'Essex girl' in the dictionary.Natasha Sawkins and Juliet Thomas have won support for an online petition calling for the term to be removed from the dictionary and public discourse.The pair said they had launched the campaign after moving to Essex and becoming fed up with the retorts when they told people where they were from.
In 2004, Bob Russell, Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester in Essex, appealed for debate in the House of Commons on the issue, encouraging a boycott of The People tabloid, which has printed several derogatory references to girls from Essex.
If the phrase 'jack ups' is mentioned you want to rethink the length of your trousers.
Oh, and check your contents insurance if she stays over, because hair-straightener burns are our go-to accident.16. If you date an Essex girl, chances are you'll never have to worry about having food stuck in your teeth again – we've got you covered.18. It takes 20 minutes to get from London to Shenfield by train.
Although yes, our favourite 'wine' 'Take us to Chelmsford! Speaking of which, 'us' doesn't mean 'me and someone else.' It just means 'me.' Think of it as a charming linguistic tic.12. Nope, it's Basildon's top spot for clubbing, bowling and the cinema.
All our stories might begin, 'Do you remember that time in Spoons when...', but its legendary status in the minds of Essex girls isn't because we had loads of great first dates there. We'll be shocked if you try to get into a club wearing trainers.