In the Balgowlah Boys' Campus, however, Spiv is more commonly known as the biggest and most hardout frother on the face of the earth, Ancient History/English teacher Mr. Ian James.
Legend as to how he got his name is that apparently one day back in yesteryear, his Year 12 class were bludging and not doing the amount of work Mr. James had come to expect of them, so he simply called them 'a bunch of Spivs'. Apparently this joke had backfired, with his entire Year 12 class turning on their teacher and calling him 'Spiv'.
Ever since then, this name has survived the passage of time and has stuck to the teacher like a Redskin to a 7-year-old retarded boy's palate (roof of mouth for those of you playing at home).
Spiv is one of the most renowned dwellers of Bally Boys, and he himself has come to epitomize the true nature of Bally Pride. He is also famous for spawning the term "Dodgy!" after his 2008 Year 12 Ancient History class asked him if they could watch the film 300, to which he replied "More like 300 Dodgies!", a claim that the film didn't stick to the facts of history.
He is renowned for calling boys "Dodgy!" if they perform something slightly left-field, if they don't hand in assessments, or if Spiv just bloody well feels like calling someone "Dodgy!".
Rumour has it (started by Dr. Joshua Risbey, MD, PhD, Dr. Paul 'Sparta' Barta, Phd, PhDSC...
spivs normally hang around in large groups because they are pussys who cant look after themselves unless they are with their mates
"what a divvy, what a fucking div, talking like a moron, walking like a spiv"