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    24 Cringe Things All Year 7s Did In The '00s

    It was a time for being "random" and fearing year 11s.

    1. You thought year 11s were so grown up and couldn't wait until prom.


    2. You took back to back photos with your bezzie.

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    3. And posed like this for your Bebo profile photo.

    4. Or this.

    5. You got a friend to ask your crush out for you.


    But they usually said no.

    6. Your backpack was as big as you.

    7. You bought something from J.D specifically so you could use the carrier bag as your P.E bag.

    8. Or you'd use a Jane Norman bag.

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    it was such a symbol of your status.

    9. You wore your tie super short and fat.

    10. Only to have someone pull it down so it knotted.

    11. You'd run between classes.


    The fear of being late drove your little legs to sprint over that concrete playground.

    12. Every morning you'd apply an obscene amount of lipgloss.

    13. You described yourself as "random".


    14. This was of course shown in your choice of "funky" socks.

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    They had to be neon.

    15. You had a "thing" that everyone knew you for and no one could copy because it was your "thing".


    It was usually something to do with being "funky and random" and involved a hairstyle like a quiff or plait. Sometimes it was just wearing neon socks.

    16. You wore these chunky heels as your school shoes.

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    Extra points if they were Kickers.

    17. And everyone had to wear these Primark white pumps on non school uniform day.

    18. You spent your nights doing ridiculously cringe things on MSN.


    19. Like popping up to your crush and typing a message and saying, omg wrong person, but it wasn't and you just wanted to get their attention.

    20. Or logging on and off MSN loads to get their attention.

    21. And choosing what emoticon to put in your name.

    It was such a tough decision deciding which one of your friends would feature in your name.

    22. You thought you were so clever trying to trick SmarterChild.

    23. You'd bulk buy sweets and sell them to your friends.

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    You honestly believed you could make a business out of this.

    24. And you'd hide them in your blazer that was 10000 times too big.

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    And even today it still doesn't fit, even if your mum did promise you'd grow into it.