It seems like everyone I meet these days is a "lad", and just says very rude things to people in the name of "banter". It seems awfully regressive to me, a sign of the times I suppose. http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/a-big-night-out-withbritains-biggest-lads I just read this. They sent a young man to go and spend some time with these "lads". He seemed to get on with them quite well, but the whole experience sounds quite horrific to me. What's the deal with this lad culture? Is it just a phase or is it just the way things are headed?