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Redefining the ‘lad’

Before I arrived at university, I had a fairly stereotypical view of what a ‘lad’ was: a man who tends to sit around watching nothing but the football all weekend with a can of beer in his hand, and only gets up to go off and play a round of golf every now and then (now I think about it, I have basically just described my dad). They’d do a few things worthy of a sigh (or a roll of my mum’s eyes) and occasionally get in trouble, but that’s about it.

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