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23 Things Every British School Kid Did In The '00s

You definitely cared deeply about these things at school, but probably don't any more.

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3. Had your birthday party at the same place pretty much every year, because it was awesome and there were basically no other options anyway.


Two games of bowling, followed by about an hour in the arcade spending all of your parents' change, then some air hockey and a McDonald's.

6. Always looked forward to Tuesdays, because that's the day your favourite magazine came out, and hoped your mum had bought it for you by the time you were home from school.

You'd then cut the posters out and add to the hundreds already plastered over your wall.

12. When you got a bit older though, music was less about burning discs and more about how to subtly sneak an earphone in while in class.

14. Totally believed that the love calculator would tell you if your relationship would go the distance (make it to the end of the week).


Every school had that couple who broke up and got back together like five different times.

18. Relied heavily on reading these the night before an exam to make sure you didn't realise the nightmare of missing out an entire topic.

20. And based your MySpace top 8 on whoever was being nicest to you that week.


No better way to tell Chloe she's being a bit of a twat than bumping her down to fifth – not even on the top line.

21. Felt really grown up when drinking alcohol, even though that alcohol was mostly blue WKDs, Strongbow, Caribbean Twist, and Smirnoff Ice.

You felt less like an adult when you were sicking it back up into a hedge and had to pretend to be sober when your dad picked you up at 11.

22. Wanted to be in Skins more than you wanted anything else in life, even though it was depressing as fuck.

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Because when you're a teenager, intense emotional drama for some reason seems attractive.

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