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    22 Undeniable Signs That You Went To An All-Girls School

    The world is just a better place without men.

    1. You have absolutely no problem discussing menstruation and sex in incredible detail.

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    Shouting, "does anyone have a tampon" across the school gym was perfectly acceptable.

    2. Or pulling up your tights and adjusting your bra in public.

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    This is a habit you will probably never snap out of.

    3. Basically, you have absolutely no need for privacy of any kind.


    At school, you would just get changed in the middle of the classroom if your changing rooms were too cold and scream, "OMG DON'T COME IN SHE'S NAKED" if a male teacher approached.

    4. Because you grew up without any boundaries.

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    You find it weird when adults can't talk about gross things because you'll happily discuss anything with your friends.

    5. You're an expert at navigating gossip.

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    Dealing with the gossip wars at your school has set you up to deal with work drama for life.

    6. And you could turn a school uniform from drab to fab within a matter of minutes.

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    The moment the school bell rang, you rolled up your skirt, rolled down your socks, and stuck your thumbs through your jumper's thumb holes ready for your walk to the bus stop.

    7. Getting on the school bus was the highlight of your day.


    If you were lucky, your school shared a bus service with the local boy's school so it was where you met boys for the first time.

    8. Followed closely by logging into MSN the minute you got home.


    MSN was where you played truth or dare and said things like "brb" and "sorry dat was my m8".

    9. If you were tall, you played a boy in every school play.


    It was only awkward if your school decided to put on a play with a love scene in it.

    10. And if your school hosted discos with the local boys' school, the girls and boys stood on opposite sides of the room for the entire affair.

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    You also kept an ongoing tally of how many people asked you out.

    11. Your school uniform was invariably a very dull shade of a primary colour.

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    If you were unlucky, it was maroon.

    12. But by the time you got to sixth form, you had bought your entire wardrobe from New Look.

    The coolest item of clothing was a jumper with a shirt's cuffs and collar sewn into it.

    13. And you stuck to the principle that if enough people continued to break a uniform rule, your teachers would probably stop enforcing it.

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    You believed that if enough of you untucked your shirts it would eventually become acceptable.

    14. Your school bag came from Paul's Boutique, and you carried your P.E. kit in either a Jane Norman or a JD Sports carrier.

    Anything else was profoundly uncool.

    15. Your sixth form common room had a dedicated Man Wall.

    16. You knew how to turn the smallest nugget of information into the juiciest gossip ever, especially if it contained any romantic details.

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    "Omg Max smiled at Charlotte on the school bus last night WHAT CAN IT MEANNNNN?"

    17. You became an expert at discreetly texting underneath your table.

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    Or with your phone hidden inside your pencil case.

    18. And also at consoling anyone who locked themselves into the toilet in floods of tears.


    This happened practically every lunchtime, so you became very used to dealing with it.

    19. You always got your mum to write you a sick note for swimming on period days.

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    And if your teacher ever dared suggest that you could just start using tampons, you were well and truly scandalised.

    20. You learnt everything you know about sex from the first girl in your year to lose her virginity.

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    She became the de facto expert on everything to do with sex.

    21. Because girls are more efficient than boys, being surrounded by them made you an expert at power revising, power shopping, and power stalking.

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    Working together, a group of girls can revise for a GCSE mock exam in a single free period, buy an entire going out outfit in a single lunch break, and find out everything about a person in just 10 minutes.

    22. But the best thing about your school experience was that it never occurred to you that you can't do exactly what you want to do.


    And tbh, since you started working with men you have started craving the efficient atmosphere that an all-female environment creates.

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