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by sejintenej
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 60
Views: 4154

Re: Reading to the dormitory

michael scuffil wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:41 pm
As boarding schools were overwhelmingly upper-middle class, and so were most writers, it is not too surprising that this was the ethos reflected.
Like the press and MPs we do forget the "other class" of boarding schools - borstals - whose form of education seems not to have been of any quality
by sejintenej
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 32
Views: 543

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

One last question, why do so many on here seem to hide behind pseudonyms? Yours fraternally, AliBurns Pot kettle black? At least most of us have our names on the screen. In my case my nom de plume has been in use for several dcades, on a number of sites and has a technical reason and historical sig...
by sejintenej
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 46
Views: 1661

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

The system of detention was widely used in my time, a shame some teachers didn't use that deterrent more rather than inflicting physical pain on young boys, some of whom could have been scarred for life by the methods used. , Rather ironically, whilst my back, backside and thighs were "well treated...
by sejintenej
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 13
Views: 684

Re: CH and flu

There is a good BBC4 programme on iPlayer called 'Contagion' which shows how, under some circumstances, a single carrier of a truly virulent form like the 1918/1919 epidemic, walking around Haslemere for one day could end up within two months infecting 41 million people of whom >880,00 will die. St...
by sejintenej
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 164
Views: 16357

some home truths

1. My wife and I divorced over religious differences. She thought she was God and I didn’t! 2. I don’t suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it. 3. Some people are alive only because it’s illegal to kill them. 4. I used to have a handle on life, but it broke. 5. Don’t take life too seriously...
by sejintenej
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 164
Views: 16357

Politics - the truth (if there is truth in politics)

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” Groucho Marx “Politics is made up of two words... ‘poli’ which is Greek for ‘many’ and ‘tics’ which are blood sucking insects.” Gore Vidal “Politics is War without bloodshe...
by sejintenej
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 60
Views: 4154

Re: Reading to the dormitory

She told me later that she tried to say something suitably imprecise, about its depiction of sexuality, and the kinds of language used. "What do you mean?" – "Well, the words that Lawrence uses" – "What words?" – and here, if I have understood correctly, Forum protocol even in 2018 dictates that I ...
by sejintenej
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4530

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

. Elsewhere on the site some of the girls have said they resented their punishments at Hertford - in some cases being condemned to be silent for ten minutes: a draconian punishment for a woman. That is a common punishment in a local primary school even today (Oh, and that is in a corner facing the ...
by sejintenej
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Teacher wage?
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Teacher wage?

Will; you don't say where you are going to. I would have thought £35K for a starting teacher was a very reasonable salary.
Some cities have weighting because of local increased costs and I suspect that some deprived areas will load teachers' income.
by sejintenej
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4530

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Kit Bartlett wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:58 pm
. Was corporal punishment ever done on the hand ?
Not at CH to my knowledge but my primary school teacher loved using her ruler.
by sejintenej
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4530

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Mid A 15 wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:25 am
Anyone else watch 'Endeavour' last night?

Plenty of references to 'squits.'

Maybe Roger Allam (Chief Inspector Thursday in the programme) had a say in the script.
Squit or squirt? Squirt is slang used outside CH and has a similar meaning
by sejintenej
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 364
Views: 42623

Re: Housey Slang.....

Goatherd wrote:
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:40 pm
We used 'drut'
This reminded me of an argument between our antipodean cousins plus UK contingent versus the USA gang.

Americans use the word "drug" where we use "dragged" (as in we dragged the body out of the ditch). To them "dragged" is totally wrong, unacceptable....
by sejintenej
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 164
Views: 16357

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

Florida Blue wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:47 am
Here's the link- just thought it was somewhat hilarious!
https://www.snopes.com/politics/humor/horsethief.asp
ROTFL Shows that someone somewhere has created and copied probably every joke created.
by sejintenej
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 164
Views: 16357

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

Godfrey aka Florida Blue. I doubt if Snopes would cover anything so obviously a joke. As to the lady's ancestors no doubt they were of excellent lineage but as for the other who knows? OTOH it shows how the administration (anywhere) can make bad news look good and criminality look like publc service...
by sejintenej
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Flu in 1957
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Flu in 1957

That, Sally, I think must have been at Hertford where, we are told, they had their own way of doing things. As far as I recall, at Horsham we were dumped in any convenient bed and simply left to ferment slowly. I suspect thatwe did have the luxury of sheets but as for the rest it seemed to be a reen...