oh how things have changed

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william williams

oh how things have changed

Post by william williams » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:05 am

Oh .... how things have changed!!!!!!!!!!


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EATING IN THE FIFTIES
Pasta had not been invented.
Curry was a surname.
A takeaway was a mathematical problem.
A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.
Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
All potato chips were plain;
the only choice we had was whether to put the salt on or not.
Rice was only eaten as a milk pudding.
A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.
Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.
Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
Fish didn't have fingers in those days.
Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi.
None of us had ever heard of yoghurt.
Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
People who didn't peel potatoes were regarded as lazy..
Indian restaurants were only found in India.
Cooking outside was called camping.
Seaweed was not a recognised food.
"Kebab" was not even a word, never mind a food.
Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being
white gold.
Prunes were medicinal.
Surprisingly, muesli was readily available, it was called cattle feed.
Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.
Water came out of the tap. If someone had suggested bottling it and
charging more than petrol for it they would have become a laughing stock!!

The one thing that we never had on our table in the fifties .. elbows!

bill w

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Re: oh how things have changed

Post by Neville Briggs » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:57 am

william williams wrote:Pasta had not been invented.
Yeah, we had that vile spaghetti in a tin. Chew and spew. :cry:
william williams wrote:Curry was a surname.
We had that madras curry powder which was chucked into a jar of chopped up cucumbers and onions to make cucumber relish. Horrible !! :|
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Re: oh how things have changed

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:13 am

My Mum only ever served up cubed sugar when I was a kid - we weren't posh I think that was just how it came in UK
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