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by sejintenej
Wed May 17, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12467

Re:Beware a good diet

Brian and Jan were 85 years old and had been married for sixty years. Though they were far from rich, they managed to get by because they carefully watched their pennies. Though not young, they were both in very good health, largely due to Jan’s insistence on healthy foods and exercise for the last ...
by sejintenej
Mon May 15, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12467

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday. Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door. The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church b...
by sejintenej
Fri May 12, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Official lists at CH Horsham
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Official lists at CH Horsham

I remember at least two sorts of official lists of boys at CH. The other document was called a “House List.” It was a piece of paper (about 30 x 10 cm), headed by the name of the house (and year of publication?), with a list of the surnames of boys in roll order. On the same line were their initial...
by sejintenej
Fri May 12, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12467

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

Marriage Humor Wife: ‘What are you doing?’ Husband: Nothing. Wife: ‘Nothing... ? You’ve been reading our marriage certificate for an hour.’ Husband: ‘I was looking for the expiration date.’ Wife : ‘Do you want dinner?’ Husband: ‘Sure! What are my choices?’ Wife: ‘Yes or no.’ Stress Reliever Girl: ‘W...
by sejintenej
Tue May 09, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 1112

Re: Threads being moved

I have a little flag at the top off the screen which tells me which language the keyboard is using. Pretty useful as I normally write in English on a Spanish Keyboard. By clicking on the flag I can switch languages. My French daughter in law has a French keyboard which infuriates my son, when he fo...
by sejintenej
Tue May 09, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12467

A thought for our EU neighbours

Here is another interesting perspective. Let’s say I break into your home ... What a great comparison! A lady wrote the best letter in the Editorials in ages! It explains things better than all the baloney you hear on TV. Her point: Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country p...
by sejintenej
Mon May 08, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12467

Thoughts of a few days

Enjoy when jokes were clean, many years ago. Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, ‘Lillian, you should have remained a virgin... ‘ - Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter) **** I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in ...
by sejintenej
Mon May 08, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 1112

Re: Threads being moved

and he forgot the circumflex ê as in la tête Yep. As Arthur Rider said, hats have heads, phantoms have hoods and hotels have roofs. I guess that you are lucky; my laptop died permanantly and I had to get an HP. What a disaster; the old one had all the accented letters, tildes, circumflexes, umlauts...
by sejintenej
Mon May 08, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 1112

Re: Threads being moved

michael scuffil wrote:
Sun May 07, 2017 4:36 pm
Have I got the gender of "tete" right

Seeing you ask, no. :)
and he forgot the circumflex ê as in la tête

Don't worry, John, even the French get it wrong sometimes
by sejintenej
Tue May 02, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19697

Re: Politics

What a strange idea of Banker Brown's that the City is the saviour of British industry. Immediately after WW2 Churchill fretted about "proud finance", the way the City of London coralled so much of its wealth into its own coffers rather than bankrolling other more kosher and useful sectors of the e...
by sejintenej
Tue May 02, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: School scarf
Replies: 28
Views: 3933

Re: School scarf

It had to be obtained from John Lewis. Yes - As, I have stated before, I still have mine. Fings ain't wot they used to be. I still have my blue John Lewis rugby sox which have been all over northern Europe and haven't yet needed darning. Now I am going to get blatently racist because I am furious. ...
by sejintenej
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19697

Re: Politics

Then I fear he is probably not a very good teacher. With 50 years experience I have found that the great teachers are generally overworked and the slackers really don't care for their students or their job. Remember please, Mike, that he was COMPARING different jobs, different industries, different...
by sejintenej
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 1107

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

Some plastics(even now) are unstable and can break. It seems to be a parallel to metal fatigue. Some causes are heat, great cold, UV rays. Perhaps it was the industrial dish washers or even the cleaning agent.
by sejintenej
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19697

Re: Politics

I wrote the following in 2005 and how wrong I turned out to be. Yes, teachers do long hours but at least they can go home every night and they know from one day to the next what to expect. My next door neighbour, in his forties, used to work in the City but went back, got his exams and is now a teac...
by sejintenej
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Careers Advice - for PUPILS and OLD BLUES
Topic: Languages, anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1836

Re: Languages, anyone?

Just rereading ChristineAndersen's opening post the "international" London bank I once worked for had about 600 head office staff. There was the official translator (German and Dutch), a Frenchman and a Brazilian who were accepted as understanding another language and, after they paid for lessons, I...