You know you’re from the 70s if…. 1



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It’s hard to believe the 70s were more than 40 years ago! Things have changed so much since this groovy era, but we bet there’s a few things that have stuck in your mind.

Here’s 35 ways to know you’re from the 70s:

1. You can recite McDonald’s Big Mac song: Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.

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2. You used Perkins Paste at school


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3. You remember paper money


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4. Deciding between Redskins, Milkos or Choo Choo bars at the tuck shop was a daily problem


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5. You had a glomesh purse

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6. You challenged your friend to go around the world or to walk the dog

7. You chanted England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales while playing elastics


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8. You burnt your bum or the back of your legs on a metal slide

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9. Golliwogs weren’t considered offensive

10. Flower seats and baskets were normal bike accessories for girls


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11. You loved eating a Sunnyboy


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12. You can still sing along to the closing tune on Young Talent Time

13. You always finished the chocolate strip first in the tub of Neapolitan ice cream

When you make really, really good, adult food-purchasing decisions. #neapolitan #icecream #tub #yummo

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14. You had to go to the chemist to get your film developed and waited weeks to get them back

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15. The milkman delivered milk bottles to your front door


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16. The garbage man threw your rubbish into the truck


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17. You hated it when your record skipped

18. Your Mum used olive oil to clean out your ears


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19. You happily rode your bike with your friends, no helmets


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20. Big bubbles were no trouble with Hubba Bubba

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21. Serious decision making was made with Eeny Meany Miny Moe – without thinking twice about who got caught by the toe


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22. Your Mum cooked meat and three veg 7 nights a week


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23. Your favourite scent was 4711

24. You cheered Skippy for knowing what to do when someone was in trouble

25. Your first camera looked something like this

26. You remember public telephones looking like this

27. You spent hours clicking through your View-Master

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28. You pretended to smoke a packet of fags


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29. You drank Tang


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30. You knew the Benny Hill Show theme song

31. You’ve recently horrified yourself by using any one of the following phrases: “You know, back when…,” “When I was your age…,” or “When I was younger…”


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32. You remember rotary phones

33. You didn’t go in the water after “Jaws” came out… and still carry the emotional scars to prove it.

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34. You remember having to get off the couch to change the TV channel.

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35. You know all the words to the “Grease” soundtrack.

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Tell us, how many do you remember?

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  1. Your topic is the 70’s, but most of these go way back before then! The Yo-Yos have a 1955 trick book pictured with them?

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