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Things from your childhood that would baffle young people of today

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Reecedouglas1, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Reecedouglas1

    Reecedouglas1 New commenter

    i will start

    having to go to Blockbusters if you wanted to watch a movie.
     
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  2. Happygopolitely

    Happygopolitely Established commenter

    Being hit by a teacher then by your parent in the days of punushment
     
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  3. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

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    afterdark Lead commenter

  7. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Encyclopaedias.
     
  8. Happygopolitely

    Happygopolitely Established commenter

    Any adult at all telling a naughty or rude child off on in public
     
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  9. ShowerGel

    ShowerGel Lead commenter

    Being made to go to Sunday School
     
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  10. BW12345

    BW12345 Lead commenter

    A croc-pot to keep the milk cool.
    Milk bottles
    No TV, until Dad could afford a small b/w .
    Cutting up potatoes to make chips
    No heater in ordinary cars ((air-con !!:confused:)
    Plastic seat covers in cars ( which came with polythene over them when they were new, which a load of people left on to keep the resale value up)
    Mum having a knitting machine because clothes were so expensive.
    Child Benefit (Family allowance) around 50p a week per kid.
    A darning needle for your socks
    Going to the chemist, and then returning a week later, to get your 12 b/w holiday pictures
    Expecting to be expected to leave work if you got married
    Expecting to be unemployed if you got pregnant, even if married.
    Needing to be married to apply for a mortgage.
    Expectation of an ordinary person with a job like teaching, to be able to afford an ordinary house
    Politicians only being expected to answer pre-arranged questions (before Robin Day came along).
    Frost on the inside of your bedroom windows
    Running out of hot water.
    Shops all closed on Sundays
    Having all your teeth pulled out by the dentist, as routine, with a plastic set to replace them.
    Going to the doctor and waiting to see him (always him) without an appointment.
    Everyone smoking in offices so you couldn't see from one side to the other
    Clint Eastwood type Western movies where the hero would drag some innocent girl into the barn and rape her, and she was delighted - which still make me puke
     
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  11. teachtronic

    teachtronic New commenter

    [​IMG][​IMG]no idea why its not showing up, but a TDK 90 cassette!
     
  12. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    Taking a packet of sandwiches wrapped in greaseproof paper which is biodegradable and which you bring back, playing with friends on the hills all day and coming home tired in the evening - all without adults being with us, thus growing up independently and without fear of doing things on our own, including making our own entertainment.
     
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  13. Easyasabc

    Easyasabc Occasional commenter

    After doing something wrong, being rightly told off by an adult in public..
     
  14. CalypsoDalma

    CalypsoDalma New commenter

    Finding a payphone so you could call someone at home to let them know where you were going after school.
     
  15. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    I was teaching some A-level students and a logarithmic function came up. Most of them had no idea about logarithms and so I got some log/antilog tables from google and showed them how we used to do multiplication with them and they were amazed. They couldn't seem to get over that you can do complicated multiplication without using a calculator. Mind you when I first used a calculator (early 70s) I was amazed as well.
     
  16. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Actually this is from my twenties which shows how old I am.

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  17. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

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    When I was a kid in the 50s and 60s there used to be loads of these invalid carriages and other weird contraptions around that wounded veterans from the first and second world wars and others got around in. Just single seater for the disabled person so no trips out with your partner.
     
  18. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    And then there were these:

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    Made by Messerschmitt after the war when the bottom had dropped out of German fighter plane production.
     
  19. ShowerGel

    ShowerGel Lead commenter

    We used to change the L to B on the covers. I expect all of us did though in every school across the country!
     
  20. BW12345

    BW12345 Lead commenter

    We all knew that broken Welsh coal averaged one ton to 40 cubuc feet, because it said so in the back of the log tables....
     

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