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How Stereotypical Is Your Grandma?

"Back in my day..."

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  1. Tick off all the things your Nan has done:

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    Started a sentence “back in my day...”
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    Force fed you every time you visit
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    Done the crossword
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    Watched "Midsomer Murders"
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    Watched "Countdown"
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    Had a crush on Poirot
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    Called dating “courting”
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    Worried that you are getting either too thin or too fat
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    Had a friend called Doris
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    Kept a hankie up her sleeve
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    Offered you a Werther’s Originals from her handbag
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    Worn pearls
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    Bought the Daily Mail
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    Told you you need a haircut
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    Watched "Strictly Come Dancing" but complained that the dresses are far too short
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    Had a picture of you by her home phone
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    Offered you a Ferrero Rocher
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    Worn a twin set
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    Been a fan of Mary Berry
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    Gardened
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    Owned a Princess Diana and Charles mug
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    Had strong opinions about Camilla Parker-Bowles
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    Watched every royal event ever
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    Owned a commemorative plate
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    Owned a commemorative £5 coin
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    Described Joan Collins as "glamorous"
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    Knitted you something
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    Made apple snow
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    Owned personalised stationary
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    Sent you a thank you card
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    Asked you to unlock her mobile phone
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    Had an electric fire
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    Been worried that you’re not eating enough
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    Made a trifle
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    Been very excited about her bus pass
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    Been too embarrassed to get a bus pass
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    Had a favourite royal
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    Made a non-politically correct comment
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    Displayed all your school photos on her mantlepiece
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    Owned a number of porcelain animals
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    Had a Westie
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    Complained about her neighbour's cats
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    Watched every Wimbledon match
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    Watched every second of the Olympics
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    Had one local restaurant that she insists you go to for family events because the waitresses are “lovely girls"
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    Always ordered the same thing
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    Served you melon balls as a starter
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    Had an allocated chair in her living room that she always sits in
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    Had a crush on her handyman
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    Not understood why you can’t just buy a house
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    Been unnecessarily formal around your S.O.
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    Kept old wrapping paper for future use
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    Surprised you with a juicy piece of family of gossip that she's been holding on to for years
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    Had a favourite grandchild
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    Moaned that her grandchildren never phone her, despite never having phoned them
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    Bought the same crackers every Christmas
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    Called her favourite TV show “my programme”
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    Drank sherry
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    Gone to the supermarket at the same time of day, on the same day, every week, and cancelled other plans so she won’t miss her slot
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    Had a “washing day”
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    Tipped her hairdresser £1 per visit
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    Had one perfume that she always wears
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    Kept lavender bags in her underwear drawers
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    Insisted that she doesn’t watch much telly, despite very obviously watching a lot of telly
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    Known exactly what ailments everyone else in her village has
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    Had opinions about the different cashiers at the newsagents
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    Cooked things in lard
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    Not understood why you'd go on holiday outside of Britain
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    Told you she lived through the fashion first time round
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    Kept the door open after you left and waved for a really long time
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    Baked for friendly boys from the village who come round to help with her bins
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    Cared for her clothes so well that she can wear a blouse she bought in 1975
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    Worn mauve
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