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You Were a Child of the 80s if…



  • 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 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.
  • Fingermouse.
  • 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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