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Drinking Underage Vs Drinking Legally

If you learned to drink in Britain, you learned to drink in your local park.

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1. When you were a teenager it was all about how many units you were getting for your money.

But in your twenties it's all about what will give you the least hangover.

2. The park was the place to drink while you were underage, mainly because your parents weren't there.

And unless it was actually snowing or hailing you would go.
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And unless it was actually snowing or hailing you would go.

In your twenties you still love drinking in parks, but only in daylight hours, and only in that one hot week in June.

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3. Going clubbing in your teens was practically a military operation that involved learning your older cousin's star sign.

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You'd beg anyone you knew who'd turned 18 to lend you their ID.

In your twenties clubbing is usually spontaneous, and normally happens after you have one too many at work drinks.

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4. And in your teens you'd never buy drinks in the club.

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There was no point risking getting ID'ed again, and you couldn't afford them anyway.

While in your twenties if you're drunk enough to go to the club, you're drunk enough to spend way too much money in the club.

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5. When you were underage you would send the one friend who had managed to grow a beard to buy your alcohol for you.

Or your friend with massive boobs.
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Or your friend with massive boobs.

Now it's all about getting your wine delivered in bulk to your door, because who can be asked to go outside and carry stuff any more.

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6. In your teens you mainly drank out of two-litre plastic bottles.

Usually filled with something that vaguely resembled cider.
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Usually filled with something that vaguely resembled cider.

In your twenties it's all about drinking wine out of a mug.

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Easier to balance on your chest when you're lying down.

7. When you were underage Glen's and Vodkat were your vodkas of choice.

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And you probably mixed them with squash.

Now you know supermarket own-brand is cheaper, and less likely to turn you blind.

8. As a teenager house parties were huge events and not to be missed for anything.

In your twenties nights in on your own are rare and precious things.

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They mean you can eat cheese in your pyjamas, which is way more fun than parties.

9. In your teens drinking games were THE party game of choice.

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Nowadays just the world "shots" makes you feel slightly nauseated.

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10. When you were underage you would drink in whatever pub would serve you.

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It probably wasn't a Wetherspoon's.

Now it's all about which pubs serve the best food.

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11. In your teens you didn't know your limits and would throw up on the night.

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And in your twenties your hangovers are so bad you puke the morning after.

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Some things never change.