Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Chris S, 12 Mar 2019.
And so it should. You must be ancient. In fact it's amazing you're still with us. Well done gramps.
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.
Like, That's as funny as copulation ?
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.
Funny as work?
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.
Well, the 80's were a bit crap with all that unemployment and an intransigent uncaring Tory Govt....bit like now?.
79 for me. , 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
We were never called latch key kids as nobody locked their doors
You were lucky, we didn't even have a door. We lived in a hole in the ground.
You were lucky
Our hole was a pond
We couldn't afford to dig a hole.......
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.
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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