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22 Signs You Went To A British Secondary School In The '00s

So many unnecessary Smart Boards.

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1. Your school spent large amounts of money installing Smart Boards for reasons unknown.

Which you used exclusively to play games in French class.
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Which you used exclusively to play games in French class.

2. Not everyone had internet at home, so you probably still had to go to the library computers to research your school projects.

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3. Where you printed out pages of Wikipedia for homework research.

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4. There was nothing worse than losing your memory stick, because they were still ridiculously expensive.

All your GCSE coursework relied on not losing one of these bad boys.
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All your GCSE coursework relied on not losing one of these bad boys.

5. The first kid to get a colour phone in your year was held up as a king among men.

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6. And iPod Minis were always getting confiscated by teachers.

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7. You remember that dreadful year when Jamie Oliver got rid of all the delicious unhealthy food from your school canteen.

RIP potato smileys.
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RIP potato smileys.

8. And these things were sold on the playground black market at lunch time.

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9. You spent your ICT lessons trying to go on Myspace and Bebo.

10. And you signed up to Facebook in the days before it was blocked in schools.

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11. You would write down your crush's email address in the back of the school planner so you could add them on MSN.

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12. Because flirting consisted of talking on MSN and sending pokes on Facebook after school.

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"wybu2?"

"nm, u?"

"nm, g2g dinner."

13. If you were lucky enough to go on a secondary-school date it probably took place in either Pizza Hut or Nando's (when it opened).

Which was verrryyy exciting.
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Which was verrryyy exciting.

14. You spent sleepovers with your school friends playing Nintendo Wii Mario Kart.

And thinking you were winning but then realising you were looking at the wrong screen.
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And thinking you were winning but then realising you were looking at the wrong screen.

15. And coach journeys on school trips were spent begging that one kid with a Nintendo DS to let you play on it.

Which you used to test your brain age on Dr Kawashima's Brain Training and to pretend to own dogs on Nintendogs.
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Which you used to test your brain age on Dr Kawashima's Brain Training and to pretend to own dogs on Nintendogs.

16. What happened on Skins was the main Friday morning playground conversation.

And you begged your parents to let you watch it even though it was on LATE.
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And you begged your parents to let you watch it even though it was on LATE.

17. And it was absolutely hilarious to quote Little Britain and The Catherine Tate Show sketches in class.

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18. Your wrists were completely covered in charity wristbands, before your school banned them.

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19. Having Total 90 trainers meant you would be the coolest person in your PE class.

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20. And all the girls in your class wanted Jane Norman bags to use as their PE bags.

Which you thought was designer.
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Which you thought was designer.

21. You borrowed your parents' digital camera to take hilarious photos of your friends at your school disco.

And then spent hours the next day uploading them to Facebook where you would give them titles like "Schooll Parrrttttyyyyy - Part 1".
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And then spent hours the next day uploading them to Facebook where you would give them titles like "Schooll Parrrttttyyyyy - Part 1".

22. And finally, "Mr. Brightside" was that one song that always filled the floor at a school disco.

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