More Wills’ Cigarette Cards – Civilian Defense Tips in WWII Britain

For many years it was the practice for cigarette manufacturers to put what was called a ‘cigarette card’ inside each packet of cigarettes. These and others were produced by the cigarette company ‘Wills, in collaboration with the ARP (Air Raid Precautions), an organisation dedicated to the protection of civilians from the danger of air-raids.

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Wills’ Cigarette Cards – Civilian Defense Tips in WWII Britain

For many years it was the practice for cigarette manufacturers to put what was called a ‘cigarette card’ inside each packet of cigarettes. These and others were produced by the cigarette company ‘Wills, in collaboration with the ARP (Air Raid Precautions), an organisation dedicated to the protection of civilians from the danger of air-raids.

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So Mum Said, “Shaddup and go get a Christmas Tree,” and Dad said, “You heard your Mum.”

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And Dad said, “You heard yer Mum.”

[Found here.]

The Bad Hair Decade: 1970s Britain

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Unfortunately some of these *ahem* styles drifted across the Atlantic. I remember A1, A2, B1, B2, B3, C1, C3, D1 & D2. Mine was a mix of A1, B4 and D3, and no, I’m not gonna post it.

[Found here, via here.]

Scousers?

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While on a lunchbreak sojourn researching modern Japanese anthropology today, I found this photo on Gaijin Tonic. Apparently the picture is a group of Scouser-mocking Mancs at a match. As a Yank, I had to look up Scouser in the Urban Dictionary, where I found definition No.24 of 40 very helpful:

i hate the way wools go on about scousers it really annoys me. If half of the stupid greasy heded gelled haired scals actually got their facts right then they would realise that 70% of the crime rate is actually in manchester/ warrington areas an not in liverpool! so the next time a wool calls u a scal or ses “go an rob a car” tell them to f*** off an go an wash there greasy permed haired an to go an get it dyed agen cos the roots are down to their a**! Wools wear baggy jeans an footy shirts wich just dont go an big sketcher trainers with big chunky light up heals on the bottom also last years fashion coats with there hair gelled bak so it wont move out of place for two centurys an have light blue eyeshadow on with big hop earings an two dangly peaces of hair down the side of their face an not forgetting the famous “hoodies” wich luk an absoloute show an jus luk scruffy so all u wools can f** off hu skit scousers an am sure thereare sum wools hu are nice in fact i no there are wools hu r nice but scousers are nice too so dont f**ing forget it!!!nobs

wool: “haha say funky chicken haha hehe”
Scouser: er no go an wash ye hair ye scruff.

 

Hope that clears it up as much for my fellow U.S. readers as it did for me. As for you Scousers, Mancs and Wools: Knot bin shirty, no skit, jes havn a giraffe. ‘Sall tickety boo wit Bunk. (Where can I get “footy shirts wich just don’t go?” That description alone hooks me.)

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