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by Fitzsadou
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?

I’m clearly missing something, but quite apart from me there are surely others who don’t know Tucker’s Law. Please enlighten us?
by Fitzsadou
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?

Of course I know what a ‘bum’ is, though I’m not sure if I learned it CH or not. What sort of strange question is that?

It’s an Americanism, someone who’s worthless, a hobo, tramp or vagrant.
by Fitzsadou
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9798

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

Since the election of Harold Macmillan as Chancellor of the University of Oxford has been mentioned again, there is an important additional comment that has also been made previously. Macmillan was chosen purposely not because of who he was (although there was some degree of ‘payback’), but as a pro...
by Fitzsadou
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2317

Re: RESEARCH

I think that you omitted Thursday from your list of lesson times. You wrote
MICHAELMAS AND LENT TERMS.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday.

Presumably Thursday should have been included here.
by Fitzsadou
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2317

Re: RESEARCH

And Thursdays in the Lent and Michaelmas terms?
by Fitzsadou
Wed May 31, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2317

Re: RESEARCH

Another minor and rare disruption to the morning time table occurred when morning PT was officially cancelled. (There was no outside PT on Sundays, Saturdays or Wednesdays.) This could happen if there was continuous rain or snow at about 9 30 am. In that case the Big School bell would be wrung conti...
by Fitzsadou
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 1171

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

There was another hazard to having the trade of Tea Boy. (Was it called Kiff boy in other houses?). Some unpleasant seniors (very rarely monitors) would inspect my thumb after I delivered their tea, looking for “Thumb Juice”. If a wet thumb was detected, the tea was sent back and replacement bowl de...
by Fitzsadou
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 6744

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

There were other types of unsatisfactory teachers apart from those who couldn’t maintain discipline. (I leave out predators of young boys, for hardly surprisingly the moderators don’t like such references.) They included alcoholics and there was one present for many years around my Housey time after...
by Fitzsadou
Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was done in World War 2 and by whom?
Replies: 29
Views: 1512

Re: What was done in World War 2 and by whom?

For those interested in this subject, there is some more relevant information in another thread, “CH and the Armed Services”. One item there bears repetition. While this was not on active service, one of Buckie’s WW2 exploits deserves to be retold. Archibald Hector Buck was an OB and housemaster at ...
by Fitzsadou
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was done in World War 2 and by whom?
Replies: 29
Views: 1512

What was done in World War 2 and by whom?

I have noticed references to a few interesting things done in WW2 by some masters in other threads. It may be a good idea to collect them, to add as much as possible of additional masters’ war careers and also OBs’ exploits, all in one place – this thread. The following have already been mentioned ....
by Fitzsadou
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses
Replies: 39
Views: 2728

Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses

Housey slang is well known, but I suspect that it is steadily vanishing, because of the uniformity of modern popular culture and the ever increasingly efficient ways it is being disseminated with modern electronic communications. Or has this slang already totally disappeared in 2015? Slang words wer...
by Fitzsadou
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Arthur Rider
Replies: 17
Views: 1687

Re: Arthur Rider

I don’t recollect the name ‘Brass arse’ for Rider in my days (end of the 50’s). Perhaps this only was used in the early post war days, because of the rumour. In my time he was called ‘Arthur’ or ’Chaps’. Yet he still had the same posture and walk as that already described
by Fitzsadou
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Dr Martens 1461
Replies: 14
Views: 2007

Re: Dr Martens 1461

The newspaper article contradicts the Wikepdia entry on Dr Martens shoes. Wikepedia states that, “The first Dr. Martens boots in the United Kingdom came out on 1 April 1960”, [my emphasis] which is hardly surprising since they were invented immediately after World War 2, by a German in Germany. This...
by Fitzsadou
Wed May 28, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Housey parodies of pop songs, etc
Replies: 15
Views: 2132

Housey parodies of pop songs, etc

One of my contemporaries (1950s) liked singing (and presumably composing) funny versions of pop songs of the day. (After getting a scholarship to Cambridge in a humanities subject he finally became an IT guy - what wasted talent!) They were very popular and here are two examples. Daddy wouldn’t buy ...
by Fitzsadou
Wed May 21, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Senior Grecians
Replies: 19
Views: 4209

Re: Senior Grecians

And there was RWH Stevens of Lamb A in the early 50s.