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How Stereotypically British Was Your School Experience?

For anyone who ever melted a pen in a bunsen burner.

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  1. Tick off everything that applies to you:

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    The front of your school looked like this.
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    And the back, like this.
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    You did cross country on muddy paths.
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    These terrible carpets were everywhere.
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    You had this French textbook.
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    These hymn books.
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    These terrible brown revision guides.
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    And your English anthology. *shudders*
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    You did your cycling proficiency.
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    And even got the badge
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    You learnt about Magic E.
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    And had these shows lodged in your mind forever.
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    You did "gymnastics" on this equipment.
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    You disemboweled your Tip-Ex mouse.
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    And drew pictures exclusively using the Claris Works spray can.
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    You visited Harold in the Life Bus.
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    Exchanged Tazos that you found in Walkers crisps.
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    And prided yourself on your ability to write with these.
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    You sat on these bumpy bits.
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    Chased the ball because there were no nets.
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    (So you'd play in these instead.)
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    The smokers would sit by the long jump pit every day.
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    While you ate your very nutritious lunch.
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    Which you topped up from the vending machine.
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    You took turns to be in charge of this.
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    And wasted time in the computer rooms on this.
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    There was a room of really old computers no one used.
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    And loads of expensive keyboards even though NO ONE could play.
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    You definitely read one of these for GCSE.
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    And owned some Kickers.
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    The bleep test killed you.
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    As did being stung by a dimpled football on a cold, wet day.
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    Not to mention astro burns.
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    Of course you took your PE kit to school in a JD bag.
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    You wrote on people's shirts on the last day.
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    And wore your tie as short as possible.
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    Being peanutted was always a danger.
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    Everyone had this Umbro bag.
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    You fiddled with these in chemistry.
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    When you weren't melting your biro.
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    You played this coin/football game.
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    And your actual footballs had lost their leather years ago.
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    You backed your books.
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    And were given hundreds of these by random aunts.
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    You had no idea what all of these lines were for.
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    And almost never got to climb on these.
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    These were more painful than concrete.
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    But these blue paper towels fixed all injuries.
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    Sports halls doubled as exam halls.
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    And even some buildings were temporary.
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    This was your precursor to Wikipedia.
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    MASH was the only way to get through a boring lesson.
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    You'd play curby on the way home.
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    Your tennis courts looks exactly like this.
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    The staff room had these chairs you see nowhere else.
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    And there was a 6th form centre that looked nothing like the rest of the school.
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