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You know you are a true child of the 80s when...

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Furball · 29/11/2004 21:45

You never questioned why the A-Team were always imprisoned in places that had sufficient tools to build an armoured tank.

Dungeons & Dragons was your favourite cartoon.

Your lunch times were spent perfecting swan dives and backspins.

You fell out with friends during heated arguments about the relative merits of Matt & Luke.

You owned, or wanted a "Frankie says..." T-shirt.

You have ever danced (or even worse cried) to Kylie & Jason.

Cerise pink, electric blue and banana yellow have ever featured in your wardrobe or make-up collection.

You ever did the top toggle of your coat up around your neck without having your arms in the sleeves, and knew you looked like a super-hero.

You remember when the A-Ha video was the pinnacle of modern technology, and you can still sing all the words.

Parachuting Action man was your favourite toy.

Your best party dress was either a ra-ra or puff-ball skirt.

You ever owned a thin, black leather tie (and were proud of it), or worse it was patterned like a piano.

You wondered why a popular kids TV programme told you to "Turn off your TV set and go and do some less boring instead".

You cried at Zammo's funeral.

You wanted to be either Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys.

You ever said "It's my ball, and if I can't be Kevin Keegan I'm going home!"

You remember the aerobie scare.

You have ever po-goed or space-hopped.

You remember when Keith Chegwin & Maggie Philbin were the hottest romantic couple.

You wondered why your walkie-talkie didn't have the same range as those in the Red Hand Gang.

You were shocked by the controversial plot lines in Degrassi Junior High.

You tried to set up a "Famous Five" or "Secret Seven" gang with your school friends.

You tried to convince your Dad to fit a strip of red lights on the front of his Capri so it looked like KITT.

"Ca-vey Wa-vey!" means anything to you.

You ever had more than 10 sweets in a 10p mix-up.

Not only did you wear luminous clothing, but they were mismatched fingerless gloves and towelling socks.

You remember when Betamax was at the cutting edge of technology.

Conveyor belts regularly carried washing machines, deep-fat fryers and a cuddly toy.

You could have got away with it if it hadn't been for those meddling kids.

(Girls) You owned a pair of Pixie Boots, generally worn with leg warmers.

(Boys) You owned a pair of pale grey slip-ons, generally worn with white towelling socks.
Shiny grey flecked suits.

You rolled the sleeves of your suit jacket up

Ooh, you could crush a Grape!

You went to school with Pogo Patterson, Gripper Stebson, and Ro-land.


You were proud of your picture appearing in the Gallery.

You remember Look In magazine, and when it was only 20p

You wondered why you and your mates never encountered diamond thieves whilst out on your BMXs.

No 73?

You can remember what Quatro tasted like.

Your best mate had a soda stream at home and you were jealous

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Yorkiegirl · 29/11/2004 21:47

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jampot · 29/11/2004 21:49

I definitely had pixie boots and so desperately remember wanting "granny shoes" - or was that the 70's?

MissHoolie · 29/11/2004 21:50

You have taken me back.

ANother one: I remember Now thats What I call Music. It had no number now its up to number 60 and my dd wants it for Christmas.

CHRIZ · 29/11/2004 21:51

hi yes had a ra ra summer dress my pride and joy at infant and junior school lol

PuffTheMagicDragon · 29/11/2004 21:51

Ah, perchance to reminisce, I'm an 80's girl through and through .

Caligula · 29/11/2004 21:52

You did Jane Fonda's workout

You had several pairs of legwarmers

You remember Madonna when she was young and had a belly

Yorkiegirl · 29/11/2004 21:52

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munnzieb · 29/11/2004 21:53

lmao, i remeber most of this, I was dead mad once at play group as my then best friend had a pair of the pixie boots, and i really wanted some but my mum wouldn't get them, i was really

jampot · 29/11/2004 21:54

Was "Multi-Coloured Swap Shop" in the 80's? with the dinosaur thing called "Posh Paws"

jampot · 29/11/2004 21:54

Oh God - Knickerbockers!!! and what about trilby hats - they were definitely in the 80's

KBear · 29/11/2004 21:54

Yorkiegirl - LOL at knickerbockers

CHRIZ · 29/11/2004 21:58

lol bless the good old 80,s

mrsmiawallace · 29/11/2004 21:59

no 73? as in the sat morn show?

MrsDoolittle · 29/11/2004 21:59

You buy the Wet Wet Wet best of album...

Dh is mortified!

Yorkiegirl · 29/11/2004 22:00

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mrsmiawallace · 29/11/2004 22:00

are pixie boots also known as tucker boots in the n.e?

KangaMummy · 29/11/2004 22:01

I had pixie boots and legwarmers of different colours, also for school we wore these really long navy socks that went over our knees.

We also had a soda stream but were only allowed them on sundays

Does anybody else remember the first showing of Michael Jacksons THRILLER VIDEO?

We were at my friend Nicky's for a party to celebrate it.

munnzieb · 29/11/2004 22:01

you watch the origional button moon, and know all the jase song words!

munnzieb · 29/11/2004 22:01

I watched it kanga but was v v young... gave me nightmares!

Maudy · 29/11/2004 22:02

Remember al the words of 'Do They Know It's Christmas' from the first time around?

Caligula · 29/11/2004 22:03

The boys in your class wore farah's and pringle jumpers - and had wedges! (The mullet came later!)

Maudy · 29/11/2004 22:04

Kanga M - was terrified by the Thriller video especially at the end with those eyes. Used to have to pretend not to be scared and so would look about a foot above the TV and just laugh instead!

Joley · 29/11/2004 22:05

Still have my 'Kids from Fame' Album.....was that 80s?

munnzieb · 29/11/2004 22:07

u hid behind the sofa when dr who came on, and then tried to act tough when ur brother caugh u doing it!

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