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13 lines 1980s S’porean babies used to say but have forgotten

If you said any of these lines, you're awesome.

Alden Tan | December 12, 2013 @ 03:03 am

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You get caught talking in class. To share the shame, you pass it on to your friend… the fella you initiated the conversation with in the first place. Then you two had to go stand outside… to continue talking.

 

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Ever felt instant regret? That’s when you said “no”. That’s when your mom replied the above. Too bad. It’s gone forever. Seriously.

 

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If you’re still standing there waiting for three, you can expect death.

 

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Next week, expect the whole world to know who your crush is. Happened to me in primary school, secondary school and JC. All the way.

 

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So we can buy disgustingly baggy JNCO/Alien Ware jeans or…. Bell Bottom Jeans! But speaking on behalf of my generation, at least we didn’t wear Crocs, the bigger monstrosity.

 

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Cause when you’re 16 and you rock a new hair colour, you become awesome. But we could only do it after our ‘O’ levels. Time to make that debut of yours at the class chalet man.

 

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Bad word of course, referring to swear, or cuss words. It was ultra taboo.

And it wasn’t just about the fear of getting caught, it was thinking that you were scoring bad karma points and offending god or whatever. Admit it. We were paranoid that way.

 

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It had a good interface though. The “Uh oh” was music to our ears.

 

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Age, Sex and Location baby! That’s how you open up someone on #teens and have your first cyber girlfriend or boyfriend!

 

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Friendster was the in thing before Facebook came along.. Egos were STROKED I tell ya. You could also see who viewed your profile. That meant you think everybody was interested in you.

 

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Said nobody ever as far as I knew. This crap tasted like cough medicine.

 

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This mostly came from the legendarily fierce mandarin teacher. I don’t know about today’s primary schools, but inhumane punishment was allowed back then. It was pretty common to go through the day without your lunch, for me at least. I was told to literally sit in a storeroom once.

 

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That basically meant you don’t know anything, but you covered it up well by being a smartass about it.

 

Want some more lines 1980s babies used? We have got 13 more here!

 

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About Alden Tan

Alden Tan is currently doing what he loves as both a Bboy and a writer. He keeps it real at his blog with in-your-face articles on personal development and motivation. He used to party a crapload, but he stopped because he feels he's getting old and needs to cut down on beer. Check out his new free book, 12 Things Happy People Don't Give a F**k About.

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