Wednesday 23 August 2017

WATCH: 'A fancy top and me O'Neill's' - this is every Irish girl in the 90's

If you were a teenage girl in the 90's with pencil-thin eyebrows, ironed hair and a penchant for O'Neill's bottoms and a fancy top, you'll probably recognise yourself in this video.

Sasha Brady

In a world before WhatsApp group chats and Snapchat stories, every Irish girl in the 90's spent an unholy amount of time on the home phone.

Making covert plans with your friends involved running upstairs, if you were lucky to have two home phones, and shouting down to your mam or dad to put the phone down.

"I have it, thanks. You can put the phone down now."

They could never understand why you had to spend so much time on the phone and you'd be threatened with the odd: "I swear to God, I'm going to disconnect that phone if you don't hang up right now" or "you'd easily know you weren't paying the bills around here, I tell ye when the next bill comes in, it's you who'll be paying it this time".

And if they asked you were you were going with your friends, it was always a sleepover in a pal's house (someone whose parents weren't close with your own) or to the cinema. If they knew what you'd really been up to, there'd have been war.

Comedian Emma Doran has captured what life was like in these days of yore with her 'sleepover' sketch. See how much of yourself or your friends you recognise in it.

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