ARE you from the sturdy generation who thought nothing of walking 12 miles to school in hail the size of half-bricks, or are you a snowflake who hides in your ‘safe space’ if you see Nigel Farage on TV?
Take our quiz and find out.
What sort of food did you eat as a child?
A. Ready meals, pasta, McDonald’s.
B. Boiled liver on a wedge of stale bread, with a teaspoon of jam on top for a special treat. And we were grateful for it, not like today.
Crucially, how did you get to school?
A. Bus or a lift from my parents.
B. By walking miles uphill in blinding snow in hand-me-down hobnail boots that made your feet bleed while wolves picked off the weak children and you were strafed by the Luftwaffe.
What was a typical lesson like?
A. Studying a notable play like Our Town or doing basic chemical formulas.
B. Memorising the times table up to 48 x 48 = 2304 or being beaten until you wept for not instantly remembering the subjunctive negative participle of the verb ‘absquatulate’.
What did you do after school?
A. X-Box with mates or maybe five-a-side at the leisure centre.
B. Rush to the woods for some healthy running around and a dip in the frothy pool next to the paint factory. There was none of this political correctness then to stop us having wonderful imaginative games like ‘Find the Jew’.
Did you go to university?
A. Yes, I’ve got a degree from Leeds which has been useful.
B. No, I don’t want my head filled with global warming and feminism.
Mostly As. You are a paid-up member of ‘generation snowflake’. Grow a pair, you pampered little shit, and do something useful with your life, like National Service.
Mostly Bs. You are a heroic stoic from the finest generation! Child poverty and long walks to school are what made Britain great, although it’s not entirely clear how.