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Do you remember...

25 September 2012, 17:10

If you thought or can remember any of the following you are probably past it

Gay meant happy

Apples & Blackberries were fruits

You didn’t have to pay to use a Freeway

We could get beer in 750ml bottles

We didn’t need to make our garden walls to look like the Berlin wall

“Low GI” meant a small American soldier

Omega 3 & 6 were planets in the Klingon Empire

Transfat was a “homeland”.

Nurses in Government hospitals cared

Children who went to school were called pupils

People who taught children were called teachers

Educated people ran the Education Dept

Electricity was freely available

An examination pass was +50%

AA meant Automobile Association

BEE was an insect that made honey

A store was a place where you stored things and you shopped at a shop

AIDS helped you hear better

Surf was something you did at the seaside

If you were on line you stood a good chance of being run over by a train

We could go to sleep counting sheep instead of counting gunshots

Only emergency vehicles had flashing blue lights

You rented a house or land but hired a car or other equipment

The check outs at Checkers had change

Chocolate bars were of a nice size, not an exciting new size i.e. small

Only youths, i.e. under 23, were members of a Youth League.

Mecca was a bingo hall

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