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by Nyort
Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 360
Views: 39572

Great Plum wrote:Anyone still use the verb 'to fagend'?
...I don't think so, but it sounds very painful and connected with burns clinics to me...
by Nyort
Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Morbid, but...
Replies: 84
Views: 14748

Owch. Poor guy. Whereabouts is the 1st XV pitch (am I right in guessing it's the one by Peele pitches? I'm not of the sporting persuasion, so I wouldn't know)
by Nyort
Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Morbid, but...
Replies: 84
Views: 14748

What actually happened to Slater then?
by Nyort
Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:54 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where exactly did this term originate from?
Replies: 50
Views: 4454

Haha, yes, I know OF xx xx (removed - JT). I don't know her, but surprisingly, I was only told about her a couple of days ago. How long ago was she from CH?
by Nyort
Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where exactly did this term originate from?
Replies: 50
Views: 4454

Haha, I've seen that book. Most of the phrases are from Greyfriars though.

Still, I have no idea why they would want to reduce sexual desire - seeing as it was an all boys school, and homosexuality would probably have been social and religious suicide at the time. Actually, no wonder they put it in.
by Nyort
Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where exactly did this term originate from?
Replies: 50
Views: 4454

Too late to reply?

In response to Mrs C, we were asked what flab was, but not kiff.

I don't know why people thought they would drug the tea with bromide/marijuana though - what would be the point?
(Other than dispatching of a few hundred disliked teenagers of course...)
by Nyort
Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where exactly did this term originate from?
Replies: 50
Views: 4454

Well, they don't use bowls now.

And nobody I know of in CH uses the word 'kiff'.

So does anyone know where the word kiff comes from?
(And if the answer is 'from a kiff bowl', where did the bowl get the name kiff from?)
by Nyort
Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where exactly did this term originate from?
Replies: 50
Views: 4454

Sorry, this isn't shoz.

What exactly is a kiff bowl?
by Nyort
Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where exactly did this term originate from?
Replies: 50
Views: 4454

Where exactly did this term originate from?

The 'Brew Room', that is present in a few houses - where did this term come from?

Kiff - what is kiff, and where did the name come from?
by Nyort
Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Morbid, but...
Replies: 84
Views: 14748

How did a few of them die? Suicides? Or accidents (broken neck from rugby?)
by Nyort
Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:52 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Morbid, but...
Replies: 84
Views: 14748

Morbid, but...

...does anybody know of any pupil deaths that happened during their times at C.H.? Just wondering, as a couple of Chapel plaques have been tickling my brain recently - R.A. Slater is one that has kept me wondering, with him being Band Master and everything.
by Nyort
Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:00 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Single sex versus mixed schooling
Replies: 20
Views: 1885

Well, I can safely say that my years at mixed CH have taught me a lot. You could make a TV programme on Channel 4 with my education. They'd call it 'What Not To Say'. Or is it BBC2...I forget. Anyway, I haven't had much luck in terms of positive interaction with the opposite sex at CH. Let's face it...
by Nyort
Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:02 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: call for limericks
Replies: 375
Views: 28122

Oh dear, it has been a time,
since someone last left a rhyme,
but here comes Nyort,
who'll give you one of the sort,
that isn't even worth half a dime.

OK, that was bad...
by Nyort
Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 360
Views: 39572

Mr Deller?

He only joined this term!

Short memory - it's only been a week since half term began!
by Nyort
Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 246
Views: 41436

A couple - sorry, should have made it a bit clearer.
I used it as a generic amount of time.