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Laaities: What do we know, though?

Twitter took a walk down Memory Lane with #WhatDoLaatiesKnowAbout.

These days we wait for payday, back then we waited for Simba to arrive at our classroom, give us chips, and make us the envy of our friends #fordays.

We spent our lives playing Snake on our Nokias, shame.

We didn’t need Tinder because this elaborate algorithm made working out your compatibility with your crush very simple. And it was never wrong.

You just screwed up my mixed tape which I was recording for the guy that the compatibility text told me was my #reallove.

The solution to all bullying prollems.

Our first taste of The Struggle.

And how you want to beat your friend for having nicer stickers on hers than yours.

Before we grew up and realized there were other religions.

When our faith in the credibility of Days actually started slipping.

Like Christmas.

When our older cousins wouldn’t let us be skelms with them.

The true one. Thank you, Jesus.

And life was suddenly over.

How we got to know things about things.

You’re asking for another consonant like you’ve got a plan here.

When you walked in front of this in the middle of a lesson to go to the toilet and you knew what it was like to be a movie star for one second.

Wasting things.

Before we found out this guy was allegedly a rapist.

These things in your aunty’s house.

Ja, neh?

This guy and how he saved our lives in Maths.

When your rich friend arrives at school after the Christmas holidays with this.

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Victoria John
Victoria studied journalism, specialising in photojournalism, at Rhodes University from 2004 to 2007. After traveling around the US and a brief stint in the UK she did a year's internship at The Independent on Saturday in Durban. She then worked as a reporter for the South African Press Association for a year before joining the Mail & Guardian as an education reporter in August 2011.

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