Child of the 80’s

Hello children of the 80’s. Read this, it will take you back…

  • Um Bongo, Um Bongo, They drink it in the Congo
  • Friendship bracelets were ties that couldn’t be broken.
  • You know all the words to “Ice Ice Baby”.
  • You wanted to be on “Jim’ll Fix It”.
  • You remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off.
  • You had one a T-shirt that changed colour with heat(Global Hypercolour).
  • You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, Wax off”.
  • You were upset when She-ra, Princess of Power and He-Man got cancelled.
  • You remember Madonna in her cone stage outfit.
  • You knew “The Artist” when he was humbly called “Prince.”
  • You wore fluorescent-neon clothing… (if you can call it clothing!)
  • You could break dance (ok, you wished you could)
  • You remember when Amiga was a state of the art video game system.
  • You remember M.C. Hammer.
  • You can still sing the rap to “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”….
  • You can remember when it was Jazzy Jeff and The fresh Prince and NOT just plain Will Smith!
  • You own any cassettes.
  • You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins, ALF or ET lunchbox.
  • You have ever pondered on why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.
  • My Little Pony, Gummy Bears and Transformers are familiar to you.
  • You had a Swatch Watch.
  • You believed that “By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!”
  • Big wheels and BMX’s were the way to go.
  • With your pink (or blue) portable tape player, you sang to Kylie and Jason!
  • You owned Polly Pocket or Micro Machines.
  • You made Ken fall in love with Barbie.
  • Partying “like it’s 1999” seemed SO far away.
  • You knew that Transformers were “more than meets the eye”.
  • You wore a banana clip at some point during your youth.
  • You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we’d all be living in space.
  • You know what leg warmers are and probably had a pair.
  • You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.
  • You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.
  • You wore those wide, colourful shoelaces.
  • 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 programme.
  • You said “bright light, bright light” in a strange high-pitched voice.
  • You fell out with friends during arguments about the merits of Matt & Luke.
  • You did the top toggle of your coat up around your neck without having your arms in the sleeves, and you knew you looked like a superhero.
  • Your new winter coat was best used to demonstrate that your wings were like a shield of steel.
  • You still remember when the A-ha video was the pinnacle of modern technology and you can still sing all the words.
  • Your best party dress was either a ra-ra or puff-ball skirt.
  • You remember watching a house inhabited by a jester, a pantomime horse and a woman who sneezed, and thinking that this was perfectly normal.
  • You tried to convince your Dad to fit a strip of red lights on the front of a Capri so it looked like KITT.
  • You had more than 10 sweets in a 10p mix-up.
  • You hid behind the sofa whenever you heard the word “Exterminate!”.
  • 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.
  • Ooh, you could crush a grape!
  • You held a chicken in the air or stuck a deckchair up your nose.
  • You wore legwarmers & tried to do the splits while jumping in the air while singing you were going to live forever.
  • Your best mate had a Soda Stream at home and you were jealous.
  • Any elderly Scottish lady sounds like Supergran
  • You remember playing British Bulldog, When ‘Computer’ Tennis, Pac-Man and Donkey-Kong ruled
  • You remember hearing the tune then running out to buy an ice cream cone on a warm summer night – 99’s, screwballs or a cider lolly.
  • Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
  • Important decisions were made by going “eeny-meeny-miney-mo.”

So how do you score? (Stolen from another website – Obviously!)

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