Having moved the to UK at 15, I realised how funny some trends and habits were among my age own group here. Not that we didn’t have similar shit in France, but as an insider I guess I probably just couldn’t really see it.
Anyway this week I saw #GrowingUpInLondon pick up on Twitter, which brought back some funny memories of living and going to school in London. Here are a few tweets I found absolutely spot on.
The one which felt like winning the lottery:
— UK Banter (@UKBanter) July 23, 2015
When you forgot you’re actually white:
Definitely did that one:
Smiling at old folks just to let them know you’re not a teenage thug ?? #GrowingUpInLondon
— Simba Alexis Sanchez (@DeRozenDontCare) July 23, 2015
Corner shop & Chicken shop owners were universally known as BOSSMAN #GrowingUpInLondon
— Azmi (@azzzzyb) July 23, 2015
The one only funny when it happened to others:
— King Khalifa (@LowkeyMo_) July 23, 2015
#GrowingUpInLondon Pigeons get braver by the minute
— The Trillest (@KadeemGutzmore) July 23, 2015
#GrowingUpInLondon being outside of london and wondering why buses come every 50 hours
— alex¥is (@im_alexist) July 22, 2015
— Dre Loizou (@CheLoizou) July 23, 2015
#GrowingUpInLondon “what endz you from” was the most stressful question
— Mr. Prez (@HakimKay) July 23, 2015
I swear these posters were up before the Tube even existed:
— UNCLE (@UncleBrann) July 23, 2015
My humble contribution. Or is that just me?
When Cockfosters was the funniest word in the entire world #growingupinlondon
— Valentin Boulan (@valentinboulan) July 25, 2015