3. You know how to tie a scarf, which is important because a courant d’air might incapacitate you for life.
4. Life wasn’t worth living if you didn’t have a K-Way.
Pronounced “kaweh” bien sure.
7. Six words: owls, cabbages, knees, rocks, lice, and toys.
8. It took you years to learn how to write cursive on multi-lined paper.
Only to find that no one understands your curly-wurly handwriting.
15. You grew up believing that Joan of Arc and Napoleon were heroes.
You know that Cromwell is that guy who gave his name to the road in front of the school, but can’t quite remember what he did.
18. 1 September was bigger than 1 January.
Because it’s the RENTREE and you need FOURNITURES! Woe the person who gets their school supplies wrong. It’s a four-colour biro, not four colour biros!
21. You got used to walking past the bodyguards of minor royals and diplomats.
24. Sometimes you got to play exotic foreign games, like netball or hockey.
25. Everyone’s relatives lived in a different time zone.
Some of them even lived in war zones.
26. You know at least three swearwords in Arabic.
Because the teachers didn’t.