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    25 Things You Will Only Understand If You Are From Essex

    Chelmsford, Basildon, Thurrock, Maldon? You feel our pain!

    1.

    It's actually easier to say you are from London rather than Essex.

    2.

    Every 'boutique' you walk past has converse with crystals in the window.

    3.

    Everyone has a link to someone in Eastenders.

    'my mothers aunts cousin knows...'

    4.

    The sun is out?

    Cue bikini clad bodies all over Maldon prom and Southend Seafront.

    5.

    The height of your childhood excitement was Peter Pans Playground

    6.

    There's nothing like an all you can eat Chinese in Bas Vegas.

    7.

    Theres nothing like Bas Vegas

    8.

    Contrary to popular belief, not that many girls wear white stilettos.

    9.

    A Saturday night in Chelmsford will inevitably end in Evoke.. If you are under 18.

    10.

    In Southend? Mayhem it is!

    11.

    Over 30? Got to be Chigagos. (AKA Chigs)

    12.

    Driving around Sadlers Farm roundabout results in pure panic.

    13.

    South Woodham Ferrers - Where everywhere looks the same

    14.

    You are less than 3 mutual Facebook friends away from someone on TOWIE

    15.

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    Every other girl has had a 'modelling shoot' ... also known as paying for someone to take some poorly staged photos.

    16.

    If you can hold your breath all the way through the Dartford Tunnel you are a LEGEND!

    17.

    As soon a a female passes their driving test they drive straight to Lakeside.

    18.

    Southend and Maldon Carnival are just an excuse to throw pennies at the popular girls.

    19.

    It's impossible to tell if the 'lad' in front of you has a limp or swag

    Need fruit with that bowl mate?

    20.

    You genuinely miss Victorian Evening in Maldon.

    21.

    Every grunger loved the Army and Navy on a Friday night.

    22.

    Every emo/scene kid loved the Pink Toothbrush and Rayleigh Mill

    23.

    We are really bad at keeping secrets

    24.

    The Plume School was known as being 'well 'ard'

    So was Chase High and Futures

    25.

    Colchester Zoo. Best school trip ever!

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