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by sejintenej
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12470

Quite a mix today; take your pick

Money Alert Please, I repeat, please, DO NOT use the $1, $20, $50 or the $100 bills as they have pictures of former slave owners on them! Send them all to me and I will dispose of in the proper manner!!! Do not just throw them away as they need to be disposed of properly and I am certified to do so....
by sejintenej
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12470

Books you don't get at CH (check the authors)

This is a small fraction of the letter A. For the entire alphabet message me. “All About Flowers” by Chris Anthymum “All Alone” by Saul E. Terry “All The Right” by Anne Sers “All The Satisfied Windows Users” “All-You-Can-Eat Buffets” by I.M.A. Piggee “America’s Longest River” by Misses Hippy “Americ...
by sejintenej
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 979

Re: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s

postwarblue wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:32 am
In Col B in my time the changing room trough was never used, nor the showers above it, ........................... on return they might find proof that the shower did actually work.
Better than those in Col A where I don't think a drop had ever passed through
by sejintenej
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12470

Dedicated to the lawyers, solicitors and barristers amongst us

A lawyer dies in a car accident on his 40th birthday and finds himself greeted at the Pearly Gates by a brass band. Saint Peter runs over, shakes his hand and says “Congratulations!!!” “Congratulations for what?” asks the lawyer. “Congratulations for what?!?!?” says Saint Peter. “We’re celebrating t...
by sejintenej
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 979

Re: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s

While I'm not opposed to Spartan conditions for teenagers, I wouldn't want to return to the hygiene of those days. Whilst I can understand that feeling surely those conditions made your body resistant to all sorts of nasties? Certainly I have been able to live (comfortably and unaffected) whilst th...
by sejintenej
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12470

Why Teachers Go Grey

These are reported to be actual test answers from various schools in the Huntsville, Alabama metropolitan area: Q: Name the four seasons. A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar. Q: How is dew formed? A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire. Q: What is a planet? A: A body of earth ...
by sejintenej
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Careers Advice - for PUPILS and OLD BLUES
Topic: Languages, anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1836

Re: Languages, anyone?

David, (above), mentioned patois. My Uncle liked a pint, and often frequented a local pub used by Island fishermen who spoke Guernsey patois which I found fascinating. Check out Vieu bleu's website which is in Jerrois. I can just about understand it and it demonstrates why Ontario residents can't u...
by sejintenej
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 979

Re: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s

shirts only once – unless you got acid over it in the Science School, as happened from time to time. Keith; were you in my chemistry class with Mr Potts 1960/1? If so it was 30N boiling caustic soda (Sodium Hydroxide?) being used to make aniline dye when the flask exploded. Mr Potts was not pleased...
by sejintenej
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Careers Advice - for PUPILS and OLD BLUES
Topic: Languages, anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1836

Re: Languages, anyone?

I am trying to learn Swedish so that I can converse with my grandchildren, but it is a bit of a struggle. I can get the gist of the newspapers, and people if they speak slowly, but as in Holland, find that most speak English, as there are more English speakers in the world than Dutch or Swedish. I'...
by sejintenej
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12470

A thought for Harley fans

The inventor of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Arthur Davidson died and went to heaven. At the gates, St. Peter told Arthur. ‘Since you’ve been such a good man and your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward is, you can hang out with anyone you want to in heaven.’ Arthur thought about it f...
by sejintenej
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19707

Re: Politics

Freaky does it again! Another letter in today's Guardian (24 June). Along the lines of "The 70s wasn't so bad". Ha ha! Already I can hear Banker Brown grinding his teeth and muttering darkly about unions, strikes, three-day weeks, etc. Actually he might also have mentioned flares, idiotic suits wit...
by sejintenej
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19707

Re: Politics

Banker Brown will have to pay a tariff on all his cases of Bordeaux coming in, to say nothing of having them held up at Dover for ages. Sorry, David, I'm not into claret. A nice Macon Villages, a Malapere, for bubbly a Blanquette de Limoux (methode ancestrale) which is far better that that takeoff ...
by sejintenej
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Visiting the Tower in uniform
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Visiting the Tower in uniform

I suspect the Tower is not part of the City and under the Lord Mayor because it was Crown property. Surely Crown Property still is within local boroughs etc? I know that, for example, Buck House still has to get a drinks licence for each state dinner and there is a police officer detailed to presen...
by sejintenej
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Visiting the Tower in uniform
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Visiting the Tower in uniform

I have no idea if such escorted tours of the Tower of London still exist for CH pupils in uniform. My only knowledge of visits in CH uniform to the Tower is that allegedly no entry fee was required. Is this true? Was it ever true? I don’t know, for my home was not in London, so I was never able to ...
by sejintenej
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12470

Cool morals

1. Money is not everything. There’s also MasterCard & Visa. 2. One should love animals. They are tasty too. 3. Save water. Drink beer. 4. Studying is healthy. So leave it for the sick. 5. Books are holy. So don’t touch them. 6. Love your neighbor. But don’t get caught. 7. Everyone should marry becau...