You all know how much fun can be had from laughing at old people complaining about how certain words meant something different ‘in their day’? ‘When I was young, gay meant happy’ that kind of thing?
Now imagine you’re at a 13th birthday party. The birthday girl (she might be your daughter) has just finished opening all her presents. Keen to see what she’s received, you say:
‘Come on then, show me your booty.’
Cue gales of teenage laughter and a mock-shocked ‘Mother! Please!
Well, when I was young…