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by Spoonbill
Fri May 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2333

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

Actually, tourist Florida's about as cheesy as Great Yarmouth, so I almost said 'This on a boat when I was on holiday' to conceal my shame at having been to Florida. But see, I'm essentially shameless. And essentially overweight too.
by Spoonbill
Thu May 10, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2333

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I'm tempted to use my powers of moderation. Well, there's gratitude for you. Anyone else would just count themselves lucky to have been immortalised in verse. In fact, why not have a calligrapher copy it out by hand and then have it framed? (PS: I wore the hat just once, in a moment of madness, rat...
by Spoonbill
Wed May 09, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2333

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

Ah well, if this thread is going to be diverted into County Limerick, I might as well pull my weight, I suppose. Ahem.... In Dorking, a copper named Rutley - oft confused with the owner of Muttley - Proved so dastardly that He once ate my cat Then swallowed my canteen of cutl'ry. Next up, he ingeste...
by Spoonbill
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2333

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I remember going along to a House Baths session when I was 14 and being struck down by a nasty bout of cramp in one of my legs while I was swimming, so I hauled myself out onto the side of the pool. The master who was supervising the session saw that I had cramp, so he hunkered down at the poolside ...
by Spoonbill
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2333

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

It is never easy to assess a case from newspaper reports as reporters tend to be selective and go for the more salacious parts of the case, but it did seem to be a very strong case against Karim. I'm interested to read Richard's comment, as I myself found the entire case quite otherwise. Unless the...
by Spoonbill
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4859

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

Last Friday's piece in the Brighton Argus concludes with the words 'The trial continues', so presumably there's been a hold-up of some kind, as the Saturday edition didn't mention the trial at all. http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/national/16157978.Coach_accused_of_giving_naked_massages_cl...
by Spoonbill
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 5002

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Avon wrote:

But don’t let that get in the way of the massive chip you bear and your one man crusade to subvert every thread across to class war.


Did Rockfreak invent Right To Roam, then?
by Spoonbill
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 5002

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Yes, all three words were definitely 'Junior'. Kif and skiffage were the only food-related words which were in use by Seniors as well as Juniors, as far as I remember.
by Spoonbill
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 5002

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

As I understand it: In the '60s and '70s, Maine, Barnes and Leigh Hunt all used the terms flab and muck , but whereas Maine and Leigh Hunt called bread crug , in Barnes it was more generally referred to as slice , I believe (or was that just in Barnes B?). Where that frankly pathetic excuse for a wo...
by Spoonbill
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4859

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

Hear hear. But as for removing Waterhouse's Hylas and the Nymphs from display at Manchester Art Gallery, that's just plain silly. And they're not even selling postcards of it any more either. A bit of an overreaction, I'd say. But then what do I know? I'm just a fat old git who grew up in the 1970s.
by Spoonbill
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4859

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

michael scuffil wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:58 pm
My view is that historic cases of any sort ought not to be prosecutable.
Seriously?
by Spoonbill
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 16
Views: 2005

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

I knew several swear words before entering the hallowewd cloisters at Horsham, including the 'F' word, though I wasn't too sure of it's meaning. ....which reminds me of the first time I ever heard someone use the F-word, at my previous school. I asked my best mate "What does f*** mean?" and he repl...
by Spoonbill
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 16
Views: 2005

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

When you arrived at CH, were you already a sweary little tyke who effed and blinded virtually non-stop, both by day and by night? Or were you a sweet and innocent little lambkin who didn't even know what 'bum' meant? If the latter, did your peer group at CH soon sort you out and set you a-swearin' a...
by Spoonbill
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Can We Donate Our Dead Bodies to Christ's Hospital?
Replies: 13
Views: 1431

Re: Can We Donate Our Dead Bodies to Christ's Hospital?

I'd been wondering about Richard Ruck myself. In a week's time it'll be four years since he last exerted himself in this forum. Do we assume that he's been on a four-year bender? Or is the poor lamb gravely ill? Richard, if you're out there and you're seriously unwell, the message seems to be that d...
by Spoonbill
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Can We Donate Our Dead Bodies to Christ's Hospital?
Replies: 13
Views: 1431

Re: Can We Donate Our Dead Bodies to Christ's Hospital?

What a fearsomely erudite response, Richard. Very much appreciated. On top of everything you mention as potential obstacles, I now find that even A-Level Human Biology exams are currently in the process of being done away with by the examining boards OCR, AQA and WJEC (and possibly by others, if oth...