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18 "Life Hacks" All Scottish People Grew Up With

There's a real art to hiding a bottle of Frosty Jack's down the front of your jacket.

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3. Saving money on ice cream by freezing Kwenchy Kups, then breaking your teeth on them.

Chiselling at it with your teeth, trying to turn it upside down then dropping it on the ground #GrowingUpScottish

Sure they were cheaper than ice lollies, but imagine the dentist bills we'll all face later in life.


6. Or buying food from school, and realising you'd have been better with a roll and crisps after all.

Here talk aboot the school being skint ,Puttin icing on a hot dog roll and calling it a cake Ahahahahahaha

Splashing some icing and sprinkles on a dry roll is a pretty clever money saving hack for schools though, tbf.

8. Getting really, really good at hiding booze when you were a teenager getting drunk in parks.

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"No officer, this isn't a 3-litre bottle of Frosty Jack's stuffed down the front of my Helly Hansen jacket. I'm just top-heavy."


9. Pooling your pocket money with your pals so that you could afford some extra-strong booze.

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And immediately regretting it because you were 15 and whisky tastes horrible at that age, especially when it's coming back up again.


14. Making DIY gazebos out of umbrellas rather than calling off a barbecue because of the rain.

Scottish barbecues continue whatever the weather. Everyone knows that.

15. Wanting to go swimming, but not having the money, so getting out the recycling bin instead.

@shanedawson I used to do the recycling bin swimming pool when I was younger with my friends

If you didn't have a bin, a bucket would do.

16. And making water pistols out of Irn-Bru bottles.

Dain this tae a bottle if ye never hid a water gun #GrowingUpScottish

It was only warm enough for water fights one day a year, why waste money?