This makes me laugh, cringe and feel insulted every time: “Antique sewing machine, belonged to my mum, bought in 1986!”.
Oh dear. I’d already finished school in 1986… Then if that machine is “antique”, I must be “ancient” or possibly even “pre-historic” – definitely for those born after 1986! 😉
My dear millenials, we might seem antique to you, but please remember that something is only antique, if it is at least 100 years old. That is, from before 1920 – anything from after that is not antique! In particular, World War II did not take place in antiquity, and 1960s mini-skirts are not antique either. Previous century, yes, but not antique.
So there, that told them! 😀