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    21 Things Every British Kid Did At School That Would Be Weird Now

    We've all tea-stained a piece of paper at some point.

    1. Laminated a folder as homework for a class.

    2. Or stained a piece of paper with tea and wrote a letter as some historic figure from the past.

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    3. Used a blue paper towel to fix every injury possible.

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    Possible sprained wrist? Damp some blue toilet roll with water and plonk it on your hand, that'll fix it.

    4. Sprayed an inordinate amount of body spray all over your uniform.

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    You had way more than you needed.

    5. Got a sugar high off sherbet straws.

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    And pretty much every sweet you could buy from the tuck shop.

    6. Felt drunk with power after sitting on the year 6 bench in assembly for the first time.

    7. But felt like you'd drawn the short straw when you had to sit on one of these:


    8. Fought over who got the dirtier whiteboard.

    9. Used a buttercup to determine whether or not you like butter.

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    10. And squeezed your chin to see if you have a bum or a cherry.

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    11. Got fake engaged.

    12. And fake officiated a fake wedding.

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    13. Learned the basics of programming by controlling a turtle.

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    14. Chanted “WHO WANTS TO PLAY?” in a group in order to entice people to join your playground game.

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    15. Spent way too long agonising over this decision:


    16. And made ~interesting~ art in Paint.

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    17. Desecrated a rubber in order for it to tell your fortune.

    Yes/no/maybe on a eraser used to answer all my life choices in junior school #PrimarySchool #GrowingUpBritish #YesNo

    18. Believed the blue side of a rubber could erase ink, which usually ripped your paper to shreds.

    The blue side doesn't Erase ink, it clears the smudges made by the red rubber #MindBlown

    19. Started a one-way friendship with SmarterChild.

    20. Used Tipp-Ex to give yourself a manicure.

    21. And thought this was the peak of fashion:

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