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What's going to die out in the next twenty years because the younger generations simply have no attachment to it?

I've been reading this Reddit thread on and off for the past 48 hours; towards the end it repeats a lot as more people just come in going, "cursive" or "cable TV" over and over, but the first, say, 10 subthreads are fascinating. I think my favourite is the wedding china one (I never knew what its historical significance was re: women's personal assets being untouchable in the event of a bankruptcy), but I like the thing about dining rooms too. Certainly, our dining room's dining function is a long way behind the fact that it's also a library whose table is good for working on and using for jigsaws...

The thing with high school reunions is interesting too: increasingly, the difficulty is not in keeping up with people from your past, but avoiding them online...

Date: 2016-10-02 03:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mumsisdaughter
Well of course it's the best for jigsaws. We've always done them on the bare wood then covered the incomplete jigsaw with a piece of card and a tablecloth when dining :) Mum's original table was reversible, having an unvarnished underside for ironing on, through a blanket. That was the better side for doing jigsaws on.

Date: 2016-10-03 01:30 am (UTC)
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That makes me think of how many tv show episodes are no longer going to make sense. So many had the obligatory high school reunion episode! Kind of funny to think of teenagers one day reading an 80s or 90s novel and going "What the heck is cable TV?" and picturing something completely strange XD

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