DW premiere: We're not crying, you're crying. That is all. (Ok, not all: PETERRRR NOOO DON'T LEEEAVVVEEEEEE---!)

Also, since Class wasn't shown on BBC America until now: what is the deal with the "prom"? I thought that was such a uniquely American thing that it featured on lists of "major ridiculous mistakes to avoid if you're an American trying to write in a British fandom, because no one else does this"? I feel like I must be picturing the wrong thing.
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It was lovely!

And proms are US things, yes, but they've crossed over in recent years as UK teens see US teens having them constantly on TV and they're more glamorous than the grubby school disco - so it would be a no-no for UK schools up until about 2000, but increasingly common after that & fairly standard for celebrating leaving secondary school these days. (Although the one in Class seems to be a more general dance being called a prom.)
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My secondary school had a leavers' prom in 1994. It's gradually crossed over the Atlantic due to the influence of US teen movies, although they still usually aren't as serious business as US ones.
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That is, there usually aren't any "prom queens" or such customs, just a dance.
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As everyone says proms have spread in the UK in the last quarter-century; in England they were even encouraged by central government under one Labour education secretary, I think.
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...that is a seriously weird thing for them to have an opinion about and I wonder what the context was?
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