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by sejintenej
Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 246
Views: 41282

and lack of ability to either understand or speak English Is CH using immigrant labour these days? In the G.O.D. all we had to cope with was a broad Sussex accent, eminently speakable and understandable. Only a year or two after you we had Italian (male) and Finnish (v e r y female) kitchen staff. ...
by sejintenej
Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 360
Views: 39415

Just remembered a few more: Ooloo (apparently an Urdu8 word introduced by Mr Bourne) meaning idiot, moron, brainless .... adsum and absum (you latin scholars might just be able to translate) used at evening roll call. ------------------------- Trades: In Col A almost everyone except swabs had their ...
by sejintenej
Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOT OFF THE PRESS........
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

David Shepherd R.I.P.

Old Blue
Accomplished hitter of innocent little red balls (aka cricket)
Lambaster of Afrikaaners (as racists)
Man of God (despite the above)

and a lot more besides
by sejintenej
Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Moving houses at CH
Replies: 43
Views: 5667

Anyone remember the mamoth games of Bulldog inside the athletic tracks in the summers of 90 and 91. I was a squit trying to take down First XV players! How did I not get seriously hurt? You didn't get seriously hurt because you were fit; your muscles etc. could take the strain / bumps. You either b...
by sejintenej
Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1669

Sorry to be cynical but I learned just one very good lesson at Housie; the person you see is about to stick a knife in your back.
Saved me many many times (and in 4 cases that I know of absolutely literally)
by sejintenej
Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Moving houses at CH
Replies: 43
Views: 5667

house bull-dog on the grass out the back of house (no longer possible as it's been tarmaced for car-parking :evil: ). Not on tarmac? No bicycle polo on the tarmac behind Col A? Now that was bl**dy - as the colour of the "tarmac" would testify and of course it kept getting more and more slippery. (B...
by sejintenej
Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Moving houses at CH
Replies: 43
Views: 5667

Re: My G, you went to school on another planet

I'm an old f**** listening in on this series of memory lane nostalgia that I find really baffling. I go back so far that one only went to one House for one's school career. Everything was "common" - individual studies only for the House Captain and his Deputy. Grecians' privileges (apart from the c...
by sejintenej
Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Amantadene(?) - anti-flu pills?
Replies: 14
Views: 1854

I remember on my 3rd form I think that Maine B was being used as an overflow cos of the flu epidemic.... They sent us all home when over half the staff were in bed... Lucky ones :lol: Somewhere I have a photo of Col A at lunch parade during the great Asian Flu Pandemic. AFAIR there were 3 on parade...
by sejintenej
Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do privileges still exist at CH?
Replies: 84
Views: 9659

Richard Ruck: Ashton's background. Taken to email; I don't want to cause a racism storm Rex. A puzzle here. The master I knew of taught Greek and Latin and his pupils used to talk about his habit of using the ideosyncracies (sp?) of individual Roman/Greek writers in his crosswords. Being pretty pre...
by sejintenej
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do privileges still exist at CH?
Replies: 84
Views: 9659

Masses of answers: Yes, 9 years Great Plum. Prep A from age 9 to 11 and then Col A. Apart from moving up from Prep we didn't change houses. However there was a competitive intake at age 11 for those who could pay but de facto there was never to my knowledge any consideration or comment about parents...
by sejintenej
Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Inspired?
Replies: 17
Views: 3575

Mr Kirby. Old Blue and science teacher (well, that was the theory). In fact very good at teaching about life in general though blackboard chalks would fly with near monotonous regularity. Bred bees; the rumour was that he bred a strain that wouldn't sting and that they died out as a result. Lots abo...
by sejintenej
Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do privileges still exist at CH?
Replies: 84
Views: 9659

Hi Hendrik (and assorted others) sejintenej wrote: For everybody: -No Telly! -Radio for about 30 minutes an evening between supper and Prep - usually The Archers -Approved newspapers - NO POP music unless approved by masters (who would not approve any such thing!) Remember that these were different ...
by sejintenej
Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: If I'd known then what I know now,...
Replies: 16
Views: 2060

Don't think I would have done too much different (apart from making better efforts not to get caught for crimes). There is one barsteward (he calls himself a university professor) in NZ who, as a monitor put me in the Sicker for a couple of days with facial "problems". I should have got even then - ...
by sejintenej
Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 246
Views: 41282

Simon Kerruish at 47? a mere babe in arms :wink: As for drink I did quite a trade in making and selling Ginger Beer in Col A- the only way I could get pocket money for the tuck shop. Someone used to make a foul concoction involving rasberries and shoe polish!!!! Cases in the Tube; yes - each house h...
by sejintenej
Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: being woken up in the morning
Replies: 79
Views: 9291

Beds? Horsehair - I suppose so but it felt like coarse wire wool. the mattresses were supposed to lie on wooden boards of which there was a shortage - and even greater shortage if one got broken - or, more commonly half-hitched. Therefore one couldn't afford to get too overweight! wake up - 6.55 bel...