Mudcat Café message #1882769 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38216   Message #1882769
Posted By: Gurney
10-Nov-06 - 09:04 PM
Thread Name: For all the Ancients
Subject: RE: For all the Ancients
Like Ard Mhacha, I was born before the pill, and I've wondered!!!

When I was a kid, you weren't cheeky to grown-ups, because they would hit you, and they were often ex-servicemen and women, or in my home town, colliers, and tough, if not especially rough. If you went home and complained that the teacher had caned you, your Dad would belt you for misbehaviour.