“Prom” used to be called “Getting Off Your Tits in a Field”

 

“Prom” used to be called “Getting Off Your Tits in a Field”, over 30s have said.

Inspired by their counterparts across the pond, school leavers today prepare for a night of glitz, glamour and happy memories, instead of chips, cider and police cautions.

Wayne Jones, whose son is preparing for his Prom next week, said: “My lad is hiring himself a full tuxedo and a pearl white limousine, then he’s off to some Italian restaurant after the event. He’s even being chauffeured home at a reasonable hour”.

“When I was 16 someone drew a cock on my shirt, I downed half a bottle of Scrumpy Jack in a field and threw up in the back of my dad’s Nissan Sunny”.

He added: “I’m proud of him, and this Prom lark sounds lovely, but a part of me is secretly hoping I find him outside at 3am pissing in the conifers with a traffic cone on his head”.