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For those of you who are old enough to remember, enjoy.
For the rest - it's a history lesson!!
Very surprising how time and memory has taken its toll.
Have things really changed  this much in our time?
 
 

 
        EATING IN THE UK 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 crisps were plain; the only choice we had was whether to put the salt on or not.
 
A Chinese chippy was a foreign carpenter.
 
Rice was a milk pudding, and never, ever part of our dinner.
 
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. 
Only Heinz made beans.
 
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 recognized  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 ever had on our table in the fifties .. was elbows!

 

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got as far as pasta not invented,  I think it was invented at least 800 years before the 1950's.  Ah well !!

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There are many of these 'When we were young' topics about, however most of the content is true as far as I'm concerned.

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got as far as pasta not invented,  I think it was invented at least 800 years before the 1950's.  Ah well !!

It was a fun trip down memory lane

 

not a history lesson for gawd's sake  :roll:

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