Children of the 70s

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Chris S, 12 Mar 2019.

  1. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    And so it should. You must be ancient. In fact it's amazing you're still with us. Well done gramps.
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  2. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Exactly. well said pale rider.
    May return later with some 70s (for we seem to be talking about the decade) rather than "born in") bullet points for and against.

    I also remember a phrase from my northern childhood "nowt so queer as folk" which struck me as essentially tolerant.

    If the phrase hadn't years later been re-used for a drama set in Manchester's gay village (I believe - never saw it) using a somewhat different use of the word the social media twitterati would probably be burning at the online stake anyone who used it.

    I won't treat folk to a certain other kinda related northern phrase.
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  3. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    Like, That's as funny as copulation ?
  4. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

  5. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    Around here there is a Northern expression with is a 4 letter word for copulation which I'm pretty sure I can't type here, well I know I can type it, but it would not be acceptable.
  6. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    Funny as work?
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  7. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Veteran

    For me, born in 1960s but with a 70s childhood, it was a time of modernisation, progress, upward mobility, blurring of class divides, cub scouts, white dog poo, Blue Peter rather than Magpie, Tomorrow's World, package holidays, avacado, shrimp salad, black forest gateaux. Flamboyant clothing and a Gary Glitter who to me seemed somehow creepy. Britain looked up, out and forward and occasionally behind.
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  8. captain nemo1701

    captain nemo1701 Space cadet. Deck 42 Main Engineering.

    Well, the 80's were a bit crap with all that unemployment and an intransigent uncaring Tory Govt....bit like now?.
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  9. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    79 for me. :becool:, I was going more for the Rocker/Ted style to be honest but there were Joey and the Boys dressed pretty much the same, mind you most of the lads who were 'Punks' looked like Rik :rofl:
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  10. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    We were never called latch key kids as nobody locked their doors
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  11. You were lucky, we didn't even have a door. We lived in a hole in the ground.
  12. meta lon

    meta lon Guru


    You were lucky
    Our hole was a pond
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  13. Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Devon's Gold Coast
    We couldn't afford to dig a hole.......
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  14. GM

    GM Legendary Member

    North of the river
    When I was about 10, the Teddy Boy era was just fading out, and I really wished I could grow a pair of those big bushy sideburns.
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  15. Poacher

    Poacher Gravitationally challenged member

    I totally agree; the xenophobia and racism I encounter on a daily basis make me sick too!
    So glad we agree on this!
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