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THE BIT AT THE BACK
at the
The end of
The decade.
The
nough
Ties will be remembered for:
• Reality
TV and
celebrity
obsession.
Simon
Cowell
embarked
on world
domination
and we
got so
wrapped
up in coupledom
that two
became
one…
Bennifer
preceded
Tomkat
and Brangelina.
The UK
gave us
Samanda
(remember
them?)…
and Jedward
(thanks Simon).
• Facebook.
A virtual
world where
popularity
was
determined
by how many
friends we
had on F
acebook.

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and
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chavs. Britain
wouldn’t
be the
same
without
them and
their designer
clobber.
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.
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• Smoke-free

living. Nicotine
loathers
rejoiced
when We would like to spoil you. Get away from the guys and immerse yourselves in a unique
smoking
in public
places was
banned.
Smoking
behind experience of dinner and cocktail master class for only £20 per person. At the bar designed for
the bike
shed returned
and Smirting
became
the new
being social and having fun in decadent surroundings.
chat-up line
.
Things To do on a sunday…
• Texting
and tweeting
. Remember
a time
get out of the christmas spirit at edinburgh dungeons –
when you
made plans before leaving the house? :-)
they’ve been cromwell-ed. you’ll be transported back to
the year 1647, when oliver cromwell banned christmas,
• Seeing
in a Brave
New World
in the form
of the first
and be escorted by his henchman, to the room 101
black American president.
Yes we can.
of all things festive. if you show a love of mince pies
• Legalising
gay marriage
. Finally
same
and mulled wine, be prepared to defend yourself in
sex couples
were allowed
to celebr
ate their
union
the dungeon’s anti-christmas courtroom before the
in the same
way as everyone else
. Unless you lived in California.
puritan Judge mental. christmas cromwell-ed runs every

day from 05–27 december (except christmas day).
• YouTube
. The egalitarian
video site
became
a platform
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for anybody
to show
off their
talents and
those of
their children.
And their pets
.
our favouriTe find
• Metrosexuals
. Men preened
themselves
like never
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before and
GHDs replaced
socks on
their Christmas
wish list.

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