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  • noun Alternative capitalization of ASBO


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  • Dorothy Evans, of Abergavenny was also dubbed "Asbo gran" after she breached numerous anti-social behaviour orders.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • She became known as the "Asbo gran" after making a neighbouring family's life misery.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Cartwright claims she is unable to stop the loud shouting and screaming during sex and says the Asbo is a breach of her human rights.

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  • And even though their lovemaking, described as "murder" and "unnatural", drowns out their neighbours 'televisions, Cartwright says the Asbo is a breach of her human rights. News Feed

  • The granting of the Asbo is the result of joint working by the city council's noise team, community safety staff and Lothian and Borders Police.


  • Beano strip entitled "The Neds", which presented "the misadventures of a work-shy family, including characters called Asbo and Chavette".

    The Register

  • I hate shopping at Walmart... erm I mean Asda, my son calls it "Asbo"

    [vicissitudes] it’s the little ones which irritate …

  • The British have quaint, innocuous-seeming euphemisms for everything, and the growing reliance on "quality of life" laws -- calling to mind Rudy Giuliani's crackdown on squeegee men and other menaces to society -- is here called "Asbo", for Anti-Social Behavior Ordinances.

    Gara LaMarche: Eastward, NO! A letter from London

  • Box set time for E4's brilliant Asbo Five – kids with super powers doing community service.

    This week's new DVD & Blu-ray

  • In the UK, too often parenting courses are either seen as an invasion of privacy by the nanny state or stigmatised, marked by the Asbo stain and compulsory parenting orders.

    Social mobility: We must invest in parents as well as babies | Observer editorial


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