December 7th 1972

“Scored in Gms” / “Twonite eye watshed Monty Piethins Flying Circis in culer”

Isn’t it funny how “scored in g(a)m(e)s” could be misconstrued for something completely different in 2008 than it was in 1972?

It looks as if I had the rare chance of enjoying Python in colour (yes, that’s what it means) this evening? Probably as a result of going into my parent’s neighbours place.

My Dad was pretty set in his ways in those days, refusing to fork out for a colour TV (and the accompanying higher-priced TV license) until something went wrong with our “perfectly good black and white telly”. Indeed – and as I think I have stated elsewhere – my folks never enjoyed their own colour TV until I bought them one as their Christmas present the first year I was working full-time. (A promise I had made myself for a long time prior).

I’m sure that, these days, the mere presence of ‘only’ a black and white TV would be considered akin to “child cruelty” in many households, but back then I didn’t really think anything of it. If you’ve never had better you’re rarely aware of what you’re missing.



Filed under 1972 Diary Entries

3 responses to “December 7th 1972

  1. Mark D

    Re your speling?

    I have just read an article in the excellent Word magazine about Geoffrey Willians “Molesworth” books and am wondering if you were a fan and your speling is an attempt to pay tribute?


  2. teenagerockopera

    Already mentioned back at my March 15th 1972 entry….

  3. So Molesworth was also bad with Phonics?

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