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definitely meant that at my school
But then everyone else now has bad backs.
the reeeaaallly cool kids (including me, obviously) wore their bags with one strap diagonally.
and the well 'ard kids just wore one of those JD Sports drawstring bags
JD Sports bags for the hard nut kids
those draw string bags were a bit after my time, i think
how old are you, old man?
maybe i'm just not remembering it very well. i'm sure they weren't really used when i was at school
but you had to put the straps a maximum length so it hung really low, which is probably no better for you.
i was part of the movement that started it when i got into skate punk with some of my mates. screw you all, i'm gay
The cool kids carried their stuff in one of these (http://thecagoule.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Screen-shot-2011-06-03-at-17.14.32.png), or at a push one of these (http://media.thesimplygroup.com/stockimages/Nike_Fundamentals_Swoosh_Gymsack_-_Black/170141/1/3.jpg) and near enough everyone else got relentlessly bullied.
Backpack wankers were not cool in our school.
Slammin Vinyl record bags were cool for the older kids.
Those luminous yellow/orange Umbro backpacks were most certainly not.
Nah, it meant you were a spod.
And it was the 90s. One shoulder only. Except if you were wearing the mini ones out. Then both.
never seen 21 jump street. this was actually thought about yesterday when i went to put a backpack on both shoulders even though i was only walking from my office to my car. triggered a memory or something
Once on the way home from school with my bag like that, one of the bigger boys lifted me oof the ground and hooked the handle bit of the bag onto the top of this pole so I was just dangling. Spent about twenty minutes up there till some kindly fellah let me down. Then I got bollocked by my mum for being late home.
then you deserved to stay up there for 20 minutes
What a loser.
I wore it on both cos I was looking after my back, which gained me the affectionate nickname *Two Straps*.
I caved in around year 10 and went for the one diagonally look. Just before everyone started doing 2 and my trailblazing didn't get the respect it deserved.
Thankfully it was then swiftly sixth form and we all went satchels
we knew someone called two straws cause he always had two strawberry condoms
YEAH TWO STRAPS BITCH YO SAFE DEPOSIT BOX GON' GET TOOK
No, it meant you didn't have a briefcase.
I wish I was joking.
I, and most other people had these things
Used to weigh about 10 stone with all my folders, rubgy kit, other shite in it.
they were always running all over the shop and fighting and doing sport.
Major problem with them is everyone used to go round locking each others bags.
and it HAD to be one of these: http://www.jmsports.co.uk/store/products/large/1315051121_umb163_backpack_20110309_1445728946.jpg
(Which, apparently, are still in production)
Had it in black. When they broke, just bought a new one, in black again.
Perfect. Kept all your books stacked (especially big books like for history and geography). Leaving a neat space for your lunch. Front pocket for shit like protractor and dictionary that you never used but had you in case a dick teacher did a spot check. Bottom bit for your trainers to play football in at break time
this was definitely a very bad thing, although I'm not sure anyone ever explained why.
not like, having your right ear pierced, which means you are gay
double strapping was just some unquestioned sin. kids are fucking weird eh
It meant you were a twat though. Gay slurs were pretty low in occurrence in my school.
proper getting myself prepped for oxford
Except maybe gay-boy. Certainly not as an adjective (that would have been poofy or faggy). But cockmuncher/sucker, poof, fag, bummer all got a fair old workout. Not by me, I hasten to add. More of wanker/arsehole/dickhead sort of bloke. Oh and motherfucker after I saw Foul Play.
motherfucker came in after everyone saw some tarantino films.
I was a trailblazer
one strap all the way, but not that stupid diagonal way accross the chest, just plain old one strap one shoulder was the 'cool' way
and were lining yourself up for abuse and / or a punch.
It was well funny when people used to pull the velcro strap up so it fell off my back.
until I got sick of that exact thing happening to me.
but then around 2000 it was two straps all the way as wearing one made you look like a german tourist trying to be cool. I said to my friend at the time it was kinda bizarre that there's a cool way to carry a bag.
wearing 2 would make you look more like a german tourist, or just a tourist in general?
on a side note, why do people carry/take bags to totally inapropriate places e.g GIGS
got any better ideas?
that lead to the two strap wearing (and possibly the taking to gigs).
I'm imagining a german tourist with a bright neon 90s backpack slung over one shoulder. <shrugs>
*circa early 2000
and they had to be "cool" bags. Cool then meant crap like the cheapest Head or Donnay bag from Argos for some reason. Then as the years went on, the very coolest kids would wear them on two shoulders (with very long straps so swinging down by the arse). By fifth form everyone was wearing them on two shoulders and only the real loser kids would stick them on one shoulder. Baffling stuff really.
Did anyone indulge in this, especially once you discovered pop-punk/nu-metal?
I had a Linkin Park patch on my bag for a while (sewn by myself, I'm quite handy with a needle and thread), until someone took the piss and I swapped it with one of Kurt Cobain's suicide note instead, because that is unassailable.
All purchased from Oriental Arts in Cardiff, your one-stop bong and goth merchandise shop.
One of the really cool mosher kids had it on their bag, they were too heavy for me :(
I can't believe I went round with it on my bag :(
on my (white) bag in marker pen.
And on a massive blue folder thing I had for my graphic design classes.
i did the spraypaint Rage logo in massive all over mine. properly awesome that was
I had these:
I'll never forget a senior telling me I was ~so hardcore~ for having a Nirvana patch on my LL Bean backpack.
no-one ever used the middle of the three urinals in one of the boys toilets becuase it was the "bummers bog" and apparently someone once did a shit in it.
I had a Head duffle bag kinda like this, but all black:
so I didn't really have a two strap option.
Yes, it did.
There were also words invented which never went beyond our school when we were, like, 12: for example "cheapanaar" meant someone who only wore "obscure" brands (Arrow/Hi-Tec trainers not Nike, four stripe market trackies not Adidas popper ones.)
They used to make a song up about "cheapanaars" to the tune of this:
wearing it two strapped got you called a 'French exchange student' at my school for a while, ha!
but if you used a rolling backpack, god help you.
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