The Iron Curtain was a real curtain.
Turf accountants were where you bought lawns
The criminal underworld lived underground.
The dead goldfish were buried in the garden.
Winters were cold.
Slide rules were marvellous devices and wouldn't be bettered as calculation aids.
kissing girls would cause your teeth to fall out
Ghosts were afraid of electric light.
If you go out with wet hair you'll catch a cold.
If you pull a face and the wind changes, you'll stay like that.
What were you told and did you believe?