Hey There 9sub,
I just want to point out that even though I live in the middle of nowhere and have no concerned at all about any sort of gang violence, I have a tough time taking English street gangs serious. I am sure in a group of 10 they are not something to take lightly. Maybe it is the accent.
When I hear Lennox Lewis (heavy weight champ of the world) talk with his accent, I think to myself...yeah I could take him. Even though one punch from him would send my head flying across the room.
Yeah, I definetly think its the accent. But seriously, parts of London are as rough and as ghetto as many parts of the large North American cities and I live in a small market town where a 30 man brawl kicked off the other day with bricks, glasses etc. being used - a friend of mine was glassed by a chav, thats how it started.
EDIT: you probably have a misconception about the British accent as well haha. We don't speak like the English people off friends.
Being glassed? Its when someone who can't pack a decent punch has to throw a pint glass at someones head. By the way, the story ended that the whole pub got up and gave them a royal kicking because they didn't realise the pub was full of their victims mates. Got a taste of their own medicine.
Ah a little mob justice. As for glassing, or being glassed, you Brits are something else. If that happens enough for it to become separate terminology, you guys really need more guns
To me, glassing is looking through binoculars trying to find game while hunting.