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    21 Sep 2015

    31 Things You Understand If You Went To An Australian All Girls’ School

    TMI was not a thing.

    1. Stopping mid-hallway to pull up your stockings was a recreational pastime.

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    2. Add to that you were a ~queen~ at fixing any ladders that threatened your trusty nylons.

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    Nothing a pot of nail polish couldn't fix.

    3. But in the summer, gluing your sock to your legs was the only way to make sure they stayed up.

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    Who needed fashion tape when you had a glue stick?!

    4. Going to school was like hanging out with a bunch of sisters.

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    Because sisters sometimes fight, but we always have each other's back.

    5. You hugged and kissed everyone when you met them.

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    6. The phenomenon know as "exam eyebrows" plagued you every semester.

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    7. There was a ~healthy~ rivalry between you and your brother school.

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    A rivalry that you always won.

    8. Though your brother probably went there.

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    9. Train stations and bus stops were romantic hot spots where all your friends found their first loves.

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    10. Any and all romantic interactions you experienced required an in-depth discussion.

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    11. You mastered the art of consoling a fellow sister/classmate who was crying in the bathroom.

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    12. You sprayed Lynx on yourself because there were no nice-smelling boys around to sniff.

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    13. You covered your folder and locker in photos of Home & Away stars like Jason Smith and Ryan Kwanten.

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    14. There was always that one male teacher everyone had a crush on.

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    And he usually taught history.

    15. You rolled up your skirt, not to be sexy, but because it’s damn hot in the Aussie summer.

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    16. Your parents bought your uniform a thousand sizes bigger so you could "grow into it".

    17. And around Easter, you wrapped your uniform buttons in Cadbury Easter egg wrappers for a little added bling.

    18. Mufti day was your time to shine.

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    19. But you were gutted that you weren't allowed to wear your super beachy thongs.

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    Safety first, or something...

    20. But for all the other days, you simply did not care about how you looked.

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    21. In fact, hair removal was optional.

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    22. You had no shame about calling across a classroom for a pad or tampon just as you would for a pencil.

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    23. And it was no surprise that you and your friends' cycles synced up.

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    24. TMI was not a thing.

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    Too much information? More like NOT ENOUGH!

    25. You heard so many lesbian jokes that were not cool and totally homophobic, and you didn't stand for it.

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    26. Gender barriers did not exist when it came to school plays, because girls had to play the boys' parts too.

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    Same goes for that semester of ballroom dancing you did in PDHPE.

    27. One time, your teacher let you make lip gloss in class as a science experiment.

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    Only on the last day of school, though.

    28. Being referred to as anything short of "ladies" irked you to your bones.

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    "Girls" just seemed so patronising.

    29. If it was your birthday, your friends would get you one of these.

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    Or hundreds of them. It was the currency of popularity.

    30. You totally wished you went to a co-ed school...

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    31. ...But tbh, you wouldn't trade the all girls experience for anything.

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