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27 Pictures You'll Understand If You Went To School In South London

You've probably read the great novel that is "Keisha The Sket".

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1. Just Do It bags were the coolest, most impractical school bag there was.

2. Closely followed by the side bag, which was a popular choice among boys at the weekend.

Or your friendly neighbourhood roadman.
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Or your friendly neighbourhood roadman.

3. You often avoided the top deck of the bus after school.

The stress of actually being spoken to was too much.
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The stress of actually being spoken to was too much.

4. But if you did venture up there, there's a good chance you'd find a discarded chicken and chip shop box on the floor.

5. And it wasn't uncommon for you to walk on to the bus or train to the sound of someone playing music from their Sony Ericsson.

6. You remember when people used to slick down the sides of their hair with gel.

Remember when them girls use to slick down there hair like this

And if it wasn't the sides, you were probably slicking your fringe to your forehead.

7. And when it was a genuine thing to wear light-up dummies around your neck, and pose with them in pictures.

Never again.
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Never again.

8. Or put gems on your teeth.

9. Your first experience of ice skating was probably at Streatham ice rink.

At least one birthday party a year would take place there.
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At least one birthday party a year would take place there.

10. At one point you definitely made the mistake of thinking you could see the Eiffel Tower from your area.

In reality it was just the Crystal Palace transmitting station :/
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In reality it was just the Crystal Palace transmitting station :/

11. And you know exactly which words come after “if you’re talking the hardest”.

12. At least one person in your class owned a giant pair of square diamante earrings.

And would probably get in trouble for wearing them.
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And would probably get in trouble for wearing them.

13. And getting a fresh pair of Kickers for school would legitimately make your day.

14. It was perfectly normal to wear numerous ribbons in your hair.

Happy birthday!!! please bring back the ribbons in hair trend. Love you 💞

15. Or a casual shoelace.

16. And there was always one person who would come in with a pair of these bad boys on own clothes day.

Probably purchased from Lewisham or Deptford market.
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Probably purchased from Lewisham or Deptford market.

17. You would pose for photos in one of three ways: with gun fingers...

18. With an awkward side pout...

19. Or with one hand out, which was supposed to resemble blowing a kiss.

#whenitwascoolto do this *Edit pictures not the pose btw* @DREWSTAHH

But it usually looked as if you were just reaching your hand out for some food.

20. If you got the train to school, this was the best sight you could hope for.

#growingupinlondon used to pray for the barriers to be open when you had no money for travel card

21. But if times got tough, you'd often consider pushing your luck a bit.

22. Everyone had a tag name.

If you were really ~bad~ you had more than one, and would write them out in your notebook for no reason.
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If you were really ~bad~ you had more than one, and would write them out in your notebook for no reason.

23. And you'd put that name (or whatever alias you went by) on the back of a personalised top or hoodie.

Because you couldn't have people knowing your government name.
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Because you couldn't have people knowing your government name.

24. Then, of course, show that hoodie off at your nearest shopping centre.

And take pictures of it for your Piczo account.
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And take pictures of it for your Piczo account.

25. The greatest novel of your time was "Keisha The Sket".

Everyone had somehow read it, but no one actually knew where it came from.
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Everyone had somehow read it, but no one actually knew where it came from.

26. And the greatest chicken and chip shop of your time was Morley's.

27. But most importantly, you were convinced south London was the greatest area there was.

Even though literally no one else would agree with you, except other South Londoners.
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Even though literally no one else would agree with you, except other South Londoners.