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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Posted: Wed 30 May, 2018 5:12 pm
by tyke bhoy
Leodian wrote: so I wonder if such as local leagues/pub teams football players still get half an orange at half time
Not pub football but my son's youth football team (U16s) had oranges provided by the manager at half time in most games this season. This after being offered oranges by the visiting opposition in the first game.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Posted: Wed 30 May, 2018 9:03 pm
by tilly
I remember years ago lorry drivers used to give the thumbs down if a police radar was down the road. I wonder if they still do this.?

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Posted: Thu 31 May, 2018 9:14 pm
by Leodian
Tapeworms in people. I'm not certain about this but I seem to recall that in at least the 1950s that it was not uncommon for people to have a tapeworm. Though I don't recall anyone I knew having one it may have been kept secret and I doubt anyone would mention that they had at least one. Hopefully with better food controls tapeworms in people are extremely rare now and there also seems to be no general mention of them.

PS. I case anyone wonders why I should think of tapeworms it was because of an advert for tapeworm treatment in dogs that I saw on a bus today!

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Posted: Thu 31 May, 2018 11:47 pm
by harrym1byt
Leodian wrote:Tapeworms in people. I'm not certain about this but I seem to recall that in at least the 1950s that it was not uncommon for people to have a tapeworm. Though I don't recall anyone I knew having one it may have been kept secret and I doubt anyone would mention that they had at least one. Hopefully with better food controls tapeworms in people are extremely rare now and there also seems to be no general mention of them.

PS. I case anyone wonders why I should think of tapeworms it was because of an advert for tapeworm treatment in dogs that I saw on a bus today!
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/tapeworms/

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Posted: Fri 01 Jun, 2018 12:32 pm
by Leodian
harrym1byt wrote:
Leodian wrote:Tapeworms in people. I'm not certain about this but I seem to recall that in at least the 1950s that it was not uncommon for people to have a tapeworm. Though I don't recall anyone I knew having one it may have been kept secret and I doubt anyone would mention that they had at least one. Hopefully with better food controls tapeworms in people are extremely rare now and there also seems to be no general mention of them.

PS. I case anyone wonders why I should think of tapeworms it was because of an advert for tapeworm treatment in dogs that I saw on a bus today!
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/tapeworms/
Hi Harry :).

Thanks for that link. In its information it states "Tapeworm infections are rare in the UK, but are fairly common in other parts of the world" so I was right in that tapeworm infection is now rare (at least in the UK). It seemed to be a very common concern when I was a child back in ye olden days of yore!

I know it is meant to be serious but it is the child in me that found the "You may only find out you have one if you spot a bit of worm in your poo" to be funny. Looking through poo for worms sounds just like what kids would think was fun :oops:.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Posted: Fri 01 Jun, 2018 3:49 pm
by harrym1byt
Leodian wrote:
harrym1byt wrote:
Leodian wrote:Tapeworms in people. I'm not certain about this but I seem to recall that in at least the 1950s that it was not uncommon for people to have a tapeworm. Though I don't recall anyone I knew having one it may have been kept secret and I doubt anyone would mention that they had at least one. Hopefully with better food controls tapeworms in people are extremely rare now and there also seems to be no general mention of them.

PS. I case anyone wonders why I should think of tapeworms it was because of an advert for tapeworm treatment in dogs that I saw on a bus today!
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/tapeworms/
Hi Harry :).

Thanks for that link. In its information it states "Tapeworm infections are rare in the UK, but are fairly common in other parts of the world" so I was right in that tapeworm infection is now rare (at least in the UK). It seemed to be a very common concern when I was a child back in ye olden days of yore!

I know it is meant to be serious but it is the child in me that found the "You may only find out you have one if you spot a bit of worm in your poo" to be funny. Looking through poo for worms sounds just like what kids would think was fun :oops:.
Well the Germans are very fond of inspecting their poo, they even have special toilets to facilitate it :lol:

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Posted: Fri 01 Jun, 2018 8:42 pm
by volvojack
[quote="Leodian"]Tapeworms in people. I'm not certain about this but I seem to recall that in at least the 1950s that it was not uncommon for people to have a tapeworm. Though I don't recall anyone I knew having one it may have been kept secret and I doubt anyone would mention that they had at least one. Hopefully with better food controls tapeworms in people are extremely rare now and there also seems to be no general mention of them.

PS. I case anyone wonders why I should think of tapeworms it was because of an advert for tapeworm treatment in dogs that I saw on a bus today.

Don't remember any thing much about Tapeworms being mentioned at our School in the 1940s to 1950. The fear we had was when the "Nit Nurse" and been she issued a Nit Note to various kids. My Brother and i were fortunate that we were living on the Gipton Estate which was relatively brand new with inside bathroom and toilet. hot water etc. Quite a lot of the children at Mt. Saint Marys were still living on the fringes of the Bank, Richmonf Hill in quite primitive conditions. Ut was quite common knowledge that those issued with the dreaded note would simply tear it up on the way home. I used to imagine that these insects on a Lads head would launch its self onto your head given the chance.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Posted: Fri 01 Jun, 2018 8:52 pm
by harrym1byt
Remember that blue / purple stuff which was painted on every graze?

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Posted: Fri 01 Jun, 2018 9:00 pm
by TABBYCAT
harrym1byt wrote:Remember that blue / purple stuff which was painted on every graze?

Every kid with a cold sore had it, gentian violet still widely available.

Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Posted: Sat 02 Jun, 2018 11:30 am
by volvojack
When i was about 13 i had three warts appear on the back of my neck. The Saville Green Clinic removed them and painted on something similar. My Mother had to paint this Purple looking stuff on every morning for a few weeks. I found i never had trouble getting a seat on the Bus.