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Something I saw yesterday

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dittany Mon 12-Sep-11 13:04:40

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mistressploppy Mon 12-Sep-11 13:06:24

My guess would be.....she's giving up smoking and this is her attention-seeking way of warding off cravings. Must be the latest thang

Niecie Mon 12-Sep-11 13:08:37

Was it perhaps one of those sweet dummies?

Either way must have been odd, to say the least.

MillyR Mon 12-Sep-11 13:08:42

I haven't seen it out and about and don't know if it is a fashion. There was (and maybe still is) a programme on tv about common foibles. One was teens and adults who still have security blankets, security toys or dummies. Apparently a lot of people still have dummies to use at home and the teenage girl featured on the show had pinkified hers with sparkly stars and so on.

TrillianAstra Mon 12-Sep-11 13:09:48

I'd also guess that it was a sweet rather than an actual dummy.

allday Mon 12-Sep-11 13:10:42

It was the height of fashion when I was a teen 20 odd years ago. I didn't know it at the time but I have since heard it something to do with stopping your teeth grinding when you are on drugs at a rave.

MillyR Mon 12-Sep-11 13:12:01

Yes, if it was a sweet rather than a real dummy that has been around for a long time, especially at the seaside. It is like eating candy floss or rock. It was certainly around when I was a child.

allday Mon 12-Sep-11 13:12:06

behold the rave pacifier

RealityVonCrapp Mon 12-Sep-11 13:14:46

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dittany Mon 12-Sep-11 13:16:23

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BobBanana Mon 12-Sep-11 13:18:09

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belgo Mon 12-Sep-11 13:18:45

I've seen dummies attached to teenagers rucksacks and mobile phones and keyrings etc, but not yet seen a teenager using one. I wonder if she did it for a dare? Making a statement?

I do believe you when you say it was a real dummy; the sweet ones are also plastic but look different.

dittany Mon 12-Sep-11 13:22:14

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MillyR Mon 12-Sep-11 13:24:05

I don't believe that a 12 year old walking down the street is on drugs/giving up smoking and so it is a mystery to me. I want somebody to come up with an explanation.

Honeydragon Mon 12-Sep-11 13:25:09

They've gone sporadically in and out of favour since the early '90's because of the association with drug/race culture that Reality & I are far too young to have partaken in and know nothing about.

However someone ought to tell teens that walking round with a hoody on and dummy in your mouth makes you look like a overgrown toddler....it would be doing them a kindness.

Honeydragon Mon 12-Sep-11 13:25:58

drag/rave culture, naff all to do with race blush

belgo Mon 12-Sep-11 13:34:10

I reckon she and her friends associate dummies with babies and cuteness and as teenagers they want to look cute (although 'cute' in another way) and a link has been made from babies cute because of a dummy = dummy makes young teenager look cute.

seasidesister Mon 12-Sep-11 13:36:31

I remember this from the 80s. Group of the "cool" girls at school did this for a month or so. Probably a fad. Agree it would look strange.

I suppose its hard to stand out these days, maybe its a step further from the pjs and uggs and rollers some teenagers go out in. What next.. babygros?

dittany Mon 12-Sep-11 13:41:28

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dittany Mon 12-Sep-11 13:42:04

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RumourOfAHurricane Mon 12-Sep-11 13:42:29

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RumourOfAHurricane Mon 12-Sep-11 13:43:03

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belgo Mon 12-Sep-11 13:44:40

Yes it occurred to me that it is a logical extension of the pj's/uggs trend.

MillyR Mon 12-Sep-11 13:46:35

I haven't seen teenagers walking around in pyjamas either. I must be lacking in observation skills!

LeBOF Mon 12-Sep-11 13:48:00

I think you should consider taking it up again, tbh, Shiney.

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