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you're moaning about people using an Americanism and finishing with a catchphrase that was only ever used on British cop shows? Dude, c'mon.

Dude ?

Lumme! Rumbled by a scrote.

Back in the day when I was a little tacker, "shut it" was how grownups explained difficult questions to us. And we didn't have no wikitubes back then either.

What do you say to your students then, Tony?

In fact, not ten minutes ago I had a student who said "back in the day" to me.

I think I'll fail him.

"I think I'll fail him."

At the end of the day, so to speak?

'Back in the day, you little punk, twits like you got sorted out behind the metalwork classrooms'

I hear my teenage staff saying just the same phrase, "back in the day" for them being a week last Tuesday.

I think YS hits the nub of the crux right on the upshot of the bottom line. Young people, and people trying to be young people, say it all the time.

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