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 Post subject: Older Than Dirt Quiz
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:55 am 
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Count all the ones that you remember, not the ones you were told about.
Ratings at the bottom.

1. Sweet cigarettes
2. Coffee shops with juke boxes
3. Home milk delivery in glass bottles
4. Party lines on the telephone
5. Newsreels before the movie
6. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning... (There were only 2 channels [if you were fortunate])
7. Peashooters
8. 33 rpm records
9. 45 RPM records
10. Hi-fi's
11. Metal ice trays with levers
12. Blue flashbulb
13. Cork popguns
14. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-3 = You’re still young
If you remembered 3-6 = You are getting older
If you remembered 7-10 = Don't tell your age
If you remembered 11-14 = You're positively ancient!

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 Post subject: Re: Older Than Dirt Quiz
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:08 am 
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We are not talking to you any more Mel--- :( :( :( :( :(

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:12 am 
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:twisted: :lol:
Positively ancient?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:21 am 
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:shock: wash your mouth out with soap and water :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:48 am 
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:lol:
I'm 0-3...possibly 3-6. I remember the BBC testcard thing with the girl with the long dark hair. Would that be what it means?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:53 pm 
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Thought it was a blonde girl :?

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I remembered 10 :lol: Oh what memories it brought back of my childhood


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:11 pm 
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Was it! Oops! Perhaps I'm not as old as I thought.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:39 pm 
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It's on here Mel, just scroll down http://www.meldrum.co.uk/mhp/testcard/bbc_test.html

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:41 pm 
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That's not blonde...is it? Looks more brunette to me!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:41 pm 
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I'm on the ancient list myself I'm afraid'. :lol:

I suppose the hair colour depended on the TV screen you had. There were light screens and dark screens. The darker screens where supposed to give you a clearer sharper picture. LOL ! Not that I noticed.

The older TV screens were 12 inch but our first one was 17 inches and we thought we were the bees knees. :P

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:48 am 
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1. Sweet cigarettes
2. Coffee shops with juke boxes - they do still have one of these in Liverpool!
3. Home milk delivery in glass bottles
8. 33 rpm records - still have a great many of these.
9. 45 RPM records - and these. And 78s!
10. Hi-fi's - still got one!

If you remembered 3-6 = You are getting older

Blimey. I'm only 30!!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:44 am 
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I remember it all! But I cannot remember what I had for dinner yesterday!! :roll:


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:oops: They didn't tell me I could have begged for a cork popgun!! Devious people the grown ups! but I did want a 'spud gun' but no,'you'll take someones eye out with that????? I only wanted one because all the boys had one and they said I could join their 'gang' if I was armed :roll:
always show interest in boys hobbies, it has served me well . I got all the answers in the list, oh dear :cry:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:01 pm 
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all of the above I'm afraid. But home delivered milk in glass bottles ????? I still get that.

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