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by sejintenej
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 154
Views: 13479

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: 2092

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: 1348

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: 2092

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: 154
Views: 13479

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: 341
Views: 21012

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: 341
Views: 21012

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: 714

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: 714

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: 154
Views: 13479

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...
by sejintenej
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2702

Re: RESEARCH

Katherine, Ref Ascension Day. In 1952 that fell on Thursday 22 May. It is simply marked in the Horsham calendar as 'Ascension Day' without any mention of a holiday. On the other hand, Horsham always had a whole holiday (of blessed memory), which always fell in late June/earl;y July - in 1952 it was...
by sejintenej
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2702

Re: RESEARCH

Topic 2. A Jewish boy arrived in Col B ca. 1950. Allegedly his mother asked Matron if he could have an extra blanket - Gosh, that would have marked his card. However next day he was gone. Maybe the idea of a separate diet did for that but there was no explanation to the rest of us. I was unaware of...
by sejintenej
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2702

Re: RESEARCH

There is indeed one. Nick Duffell, ex boarder and afterwards a psychiatrist who treats "boarding school survivor syndrome", has written two books on the subject - "The Making of Them" and "Wounded Leaders" in which he explores, among other things, the tendency of ex boarders from all-male instituti...
by sejintenej
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2702

Re: RESEARCH

1) weighing This was a practice started by Dr Friend, Scott's predecessor. I remember it much as Alex does. But occasionally (beginning of each school year?) the regular weighing and height measurements were supplemented by other measurements: chest, biceps. (In those days, the main point of weighi...
by sejintenej
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2702

Re: RESEARCH

About 10/15 years ago, CH via a University did a health and statistics survey on consenting OB's. As the OB's parent statistics were included in the survey, I declined to complete it, being adopted. That was Bristol University. The conclusion was that on average we would survive longerthan the ordi...