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by sejintenej
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4953

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: 361
Views: 43679

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: 17157

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: 17157

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: 310

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...
by sejintenej
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 164
Views: 17157

How Trump avoids crime

Judy Wallman Trump, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California, was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that President Donald Trump’s great, great uncle, Remus Trump, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889. Both Judy and Preside...
by sejintenej
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 164
Views: 17157

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous- author unknown

Author Unknown Ladies and Gentlemen, skinny and stout, I'll tell you a tale I know nothing about; The Admission is free, so pay at the door, Now pull up a chair and sit on the floor. One fine day in the middle of the night, Two dead boys got up to fight; Back to back they faced each other, Drew thei...
by sejintenej
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4801

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

I suggest that it is a question of proof sufficient to get a guilty verdict in the courts. There was a time when the word of an adult, not even someone as qualified as a teacher, would win against the claims of a kid when there were no credible witnesses. Otherwise the school could be sued for sland...
by sejintenej
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 372
Views: 27592

Re: Politics

Also I still can't see how the Ireland border problem is going to be solved and I think that the EU just agreed to move on to the next phase in order to try and get some traction into the negotiations hoping that a miracle might turn up later.. ; Dead easy; anyone found guilty of breaking the rules...
by sejintenej
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4801

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

In my day, the idea of reporting a member of staff would've seemed pretty daunting, because it could so obviously have backfired very easily indeed. We'd have been worried about getting into trouble ourselves if the staff-member, having been confronted by the headmaster, had flatly denied everythin...
by sejintenej
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 164
Views: 17157

Where did your DNA come from?

In a train from London to Manchester, a tourist was berating the Englishman sitting across from him in the compartment. “The trouble with you English is that you are too stuffy. You set yourselves apart too much. You think your stiff upper lip makes you above the rest of us. Look at me ... I’m me! I...
by sejintenej
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 14
Views: 933

Re: CH and flu

There was a severe outbreak in1957 - no vaccines then. I did not catch it and remember helping in the infirmary. Several houses were used for emergency beds. Can anyone shed any more information about this? My memory is poor. But pictures taken of dinner parades at the time show about 10 people per...
by sejintenej
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4801

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

Some details of Burr's pre prison life here. Pub....Yacht Club....Senior citizens meals....church....Regatta Club....... http://www.dartmouth-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=110832&headline=Retired%20teacher%20is%20jailed%20for%20indecent%20assaults§ionIs=news&searchyear=2018 Less is known of Webb. ...
by sejintenej
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Memories of Corks - chapel organ 1950s
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Memories of Corks - chapel organ 1950s

Corks and Buck left under a cloud during the Seaman Reforms I recall. I'm not sure Corks was overly concerned. He became a deacon or something similar at St Paul's Cathedral and claimed he could legally drink 24 hours a day. I went out with him to several very interesting watering holes but didn't ...
by sejintenej
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH and Psychiatry
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: CH and Psychiatry

A very interesting thread, so while we are on the subject...... How would dyslexia be treated at Horsham ? I don't think it was even recognised in my days at CH, yet MANY famous people ARE dyslexic. The first I remember to 'come-out' was the beautiful and accomplished actress Susan Hampshire. I kno...