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How Common are you?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • I got a zero, is that bad:rotfl:.

    Ditto :D zilch, rien, zip, zero, none, that must be 10 characters, can I post now? thank uuuuuuuuuuu :rotfl:
    "If you are going through Hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill
  • amcluesent wrote: »
    As an antidote to all the 'posh' tests going about...Answer yes to three or more of these and you are considered common -
    • Do your toddlers have pierced ears?
    • Are any of the doors of your car a different colour?
    • Have you ever purchased an item using the television?
    • Would you know how to cash a giro?
    • Do you own a snake or a lizard ?
    • Do you have tattoos over more than 25% of your arms ?
    • Do you shop at Iceland?
    • When you go out for a family meal does it come in a bucket?
    • Do you watch ITV 2 ?
    • Do most of your relatives live within walking distance?
    • Have you ever been involved in a paternity test
    • Do you enjoy dog racing?
    • Do you shop at Sport and Soccer?
    • Do you have an account with Kays?
    • Have you ever been on holiday to a caravan park?
    • Did you name your children after celebrities?
    • Do you take off your top when you go shopping?
    • Do you own a 50" television?
    • Do you have an England flag hanging from a bedroom window ?
    • Do you watch Jeremy Kyle?


    PHEW!!!:eek: Only 2, but came close with 47 in TV !
  • rubytuesdayrubytuesday Forumite
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    PHEW!!!:eek: Only 2, but came close with 47 in TV !

    Me too I went from having a telly not much bigger than a portable for over twenty years to a huge screen but not quite 50''!
    Here dead we lie because we did not choose
    To live and shame the land from which we sprung.
    Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose,
    But young men think it is,
    And we were young.
    A E Housman
  • AngelicAngelic Forumite
    2.5K posts
    I answered "no" to all of them but to be fair i'm probably from another planet!
    What is it with people who live near all of their family? I can see the positives but there's usually some vile , overly controlling mother involved...
  • Angelic wrote: »
    I answered "no" to all of them but to be fair i'm probably from another planet!
    What is it with people who live near all of their family? I can see the positives but there's usually some vile , overly controlling mother involved...

    Family business?:D
  • Me too I went from having a telly not much bigger than a portable for over twenty years to a huge screen but not quite 50''!

    I bet if the OP saw how big 47" was, they'd edit !:eek::rotfl:
  • chriszzzchriszzz Forumite
    879 posts
    I must be common...I scored 3 :j
    I like being common :D I Have had great holidays with kids in caravan parks.

    Iceland has been a godsend when I have needed to save money for the holiday parks.

    Have not got an account with kay's but have with next.
  • Payless_2Payless_2 Forumite
    3.1K posts
    LandyAndy wrote: »
    Are you one of the voices in my head?:o


    It would seem so ;)
  • SequeenaSequeena Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
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    amcluesent wrote: »
    As an antidote to all the 'posh' tests going about...Answer yes to three or more of these and you are considered common -
    • Do your toddlers have pierced ears?
    • Are any of the doors of your car a different colour?
    • Have you ever purchased an item using the television?
    • Would you know how to cash a giro?
    • Do you own a snake or a lizard ?
    • Do you have tattoos over more than 25% of your arms ?
    • Do you shop at Iceland?
    • When you go out for a family meal does it come in a bucket?
    • Do you watch ITV 2 ?
    • Do most of your relatives live within walking distance?
    • Have you ever been involved in a paternity test
    • Do you enjoy dog racing?
    • Do you shop at Sport and Soccer?
    • Do you have an account with Kays?
    • Have you ever been on holiday to a caravan park?
    • Did you name your children after celebrities?
    • Do you take off your top when you go shopping?
    • Do you own a 50" television?
    • Do you have an England flag hanging from a bedroom window ?
    • Do you watch Jeremy Kyle?

    I went on caravan holidays as a kid and I sometimes catch the end of Jeremy Kyle as I'm finding something to watch.

    Apparently I'm not common :rotfl:
    Wife and mother :j
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    April week 1 - £42.78 | week 2 - £53.05
    24lbs in 12 weeks 15/24
  • QuasarQuasar Forumite
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    amcluesent wrote: »
    As an antidote to all the 'posh' tests going about...Answer yes to three or more of these and you are considered common[/URL] -
    • Do your toddlers have pierced ears? No children
    • Are any of the doors of your car a different colour? no car
    • Have you ever purchased an item using the television? OMG no
    • Would you know how to cash a giro? no idea
    • Do you own a snake or a lizard ? no, bless
    • Do you have tattoos over more than 25% of your arms ? None
    • Do you shop at Iceland? Only for Quorn cos it's cheaper in there
    • When you go out for a family meal does it come in a bucket?No!
    • Do you watch ITV 2 ?
    • Do most of your relatives live within walking distance? They're 2 hr flight away
    • Have you ever been involved in a paternity test No
    • Do you enjoy dog racing? I like greyhounds
    • Do you shop at Sport and Soccer? what's that
    • Do you have an account with Kays?what's that
    • Have you ever been on holiday to a caravan park?No thanks
    • Did you name your children after celebrities?No children
    • Do you take off your top when you go shopping?You must be joking
    • Do you own a 50" television?I prefer to go to the cinema for that size
    • Do you have an England flag hanging from a bedroom window ? No
    • Do you watch Jeremy Kyle?Only when I want to feel superior
    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
    Be careful who you open up to. Today it's ears, tomorrow it's mouth.
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