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I will start with Tracing Paper bog roll. Great for smearing it all around.......but not so great for actually wiping it off!

Oh an make sure you use multiple layers or you really will be in the 💩!

 

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Imperial spanners. Try getting that one across to my 15 year old lad who wants to be a car mechanic..sorry technician.

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Just now, Kenbex522 said:

Imperial spanners. Try getting that one across to my 15 year old lad who wants to be a car mechanic..sorry technician.

I asked my apprentice how many 8ths are in an inch. He had no idea. Useless!!!! 

Another one few years back asked me for a 1 and 4/8ths socket?!?!? 

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Like it! all normal to me, rich if you could afford the scrunchy Izal or Bronco toilet paper! one of my jobs as a kid was tearing newspapers into squares for toilet paper! Kodak 120 film for my box camera and 78 records, back when a Ford pop was in production, how times have changed! as an apprentice there was only the imperial system, Whitworth BSF BA and UNC threads, I still think in thous and inches and do the mental calculation into metric, no calculators or computers, log tables to work out angles etc, good old days? not sure 😂

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4 speed gearbox like it ,the way it’s going they won’t know what a proper handbrake is either with all this electric rubbish 

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7 hours ago, PeterMEscort said:

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Actually most cars over here are still manual transmission. 

Edit: ah, 4 speed. Good one. 

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Remember getting these on my birthdays whilst at boarding school.

Wow, you can send a message from the other side of the world and it'll get there the same day?? Amazing!

 

 

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Post something today's kids wouldn't understand....

That their parents do actually have authority over them (.....well some of the time).

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"Actually most cars over here are still manual transmission."

Doubt if anyone could sell a new car over here in the penal colonies with manual transmission. Most appear to be minimum 5 or 6 speed auto's.

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Loving the cassette adaptor for an 8 track - two lost items in one! And that VHS player - to recent.......long live Betamax! LOL!

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8 hours ago, dt36 said:

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I still use that, have an exam in the autumn.  :)

 

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31 minutes ago, PeterMEscort said:

Post something today's kids wouldn't understand....

That their parents do actually have authority over them (.....well some of the time).

 

How do you explain that to young children now "1970s Dad wasn't your friend but a slightly remote authority figure who earned the money, had a mostly separate social life to the family, and gave out physical punishment."

 

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Putting the legwork in when you fancy someone and not sat hiding behind a computer/ tablet/ phone screen to do the cassanova bit.

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26 minutes ago, Rich T said:

Putting the legwork in when you fancy someone and not sat hiding behind a computer/ tablet/ phone screen to do the cassanova bit.

I was going to mention tinder next :-D 

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Bumpers that trigger metal detectors.

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Ordering parts from a car magazine through mail order with a foreign band draft having written them for a postage quote in advance in a previous airmail letter.

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1 hour ago, Danish said:

 

How do you explain that to young children now "1970s Dad wasn't your friend but a slightly remote authority figure who earned the money, had a mostly separate social life to the family, and gave out physical punishment."

 

I think I wanna be 70's Dad. Well, some of the time at least!

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