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by sejintenej
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 1162

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

Some of the coffee cups in M & S are almost the size of kiff bowls but with handles Come on John !! Handles are for pansies ! Are you not sure that they could be soup bowls for people who don't like using a spoon? Jumping to conclusions, J.R.? Typical peeler! He was simply stating a fact, not opini...
by sejintenej
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old report card
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Old report card

We usually had interviews with the housemaster. I suppose it depended on the (assiduity of the) housemaster, and sometimes I remember only problem-cases (and new boys generally, of course) were summoned. But not with the headmaster, no. He was a distant figure. I remember routine interviews with Ki...
by sejintenej
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12671

What you absolutely must know (incl why was he called SATCHMO?)

Why? Because... 1. Why do men’s clothes have buttons on the right while women’s clothes have buttons on the left? BECAUSE When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes o...
by sejintenej
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9775

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

A few years after leaving school, I spent some time in the South of France at Frejus, near Nice with a girl-friend of the time and discovered exactly how wrong some of my ' teaching ' had been. My second grand-daughter came with a girl friend to stay with us for a week immediately after GCSE (she p...
by sejintenej
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old report card
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Old report card

I am convinced that in the hot house atmosphere that brain "kick in" arrived at arounf 14 -16 years of age; a bit earlier than outside. In my case I was consigned to the 5th kick-out form but rehabilitated a year later with a move to Deps and went on to take A levels. They never recognised that I ha...
by sejintenej
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12671

These are the people who claim to lead the world; you decide!

A Washington DC ‘airport ticket agent’ offers some examples of why the US is in so much trouble! 1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman (Carol Shea-Porter) ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn’t get messed up by being near the window. .................................................. 2. I ...
by sejintenej
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 1162

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

Am I the only one who as a squit had to serve kiff in those bowls? It took more than a few tries to get it right so that fingers were not scalded, nor bowls tipped up as one tried to set them on the table. In Col A every squit had to do it I was relieved at the beginning of my second term to become...
by sejintenej
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 1162

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

in addition to Richard's post: Those we used were thick and very strong; cups (especialy) and saucers are relatively thin, chip frequently and do break easily I agree that there are alternative uses - and even for puddings such as rice pudding, sponge and custard (and at CH the hated tapioca). There...
by sejintenej
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12671

Getting ahead at work

A Rabbi and a Priest were discussing professional advancement. The priest said that with qualified priests, they can become monsignors. The rabbi asked, “And then what?” “Well”, said the priest, “if they’re really qualified, they can become bishops.” The rabbi asked, “And then what?” The priest repl...
by sejintenej
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12671

the death of Trump

Donald Trump goes on a fact-finding visit to Israel. While he is on a tour of Jerusalem he suffers a heart attack and dies. The undertaker tells the American Diplomats accompanying him, ‘You can have him shipped home for $50,000, or you can bury him here, in the Holy Land for just $100.’ The America...
by sejintenej
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Memorable Sermons
Replies: 30
Views: 3338

Re: Memorable Sermons

... the Coleridge A tradition that reading the valley of dry bones passage at evening duty was hysterically funny? Of course, it was absolutely taboo for any member of the house actually to laugh (or even smirk), otherwise the mighty wrath of Kit (/quote) It fell to my lot to read this passage (Eze...
by sejintenej
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Memorable Sermons
Replies: 30
Views: 3338

Re: Memorable Sermons

... the Coleridge A tradition that reading the valley of dry bones passage at evening duty was hysterically funny? Of course, it was absolutely taboo for any member of the house actually to laugh (or even smirk), otherwise the mighty wrath of Kit (/quote) It fell to my lot to read this passage (Eze...
by sejintenej
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12671

A few Thoughts to comtemplate.

I read that, by law, you have to turn on your headlights when it’s raining in Sweden. How the hell am I supposed to know it’s raining in Sweden? A guy in a dental chair, asked the dentist. I keep hearing about Bluetooth! What’s the best way to prevent it? Did you know that “dammit I’m mad” is spelle...
by sejintenej
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19968

Re: Politics

Today's Guardian letters page reprises a comment made by Dr Scuffil many months ago about the outbreak of the War of Jenkins'Ear, when Walpole said: "Tonight they are ringing the bells: soon they will be wringing their hands." Today's response from the other 27 states has not exactly been encouragi...
by sejintenej
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Can We Donate Our Dead Bodies to Christ's Hospital?
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Can We Donate Our Dead Bodies to Christ's Hospital?

Spoonbill wrote: (PS: What happened to Jim Davidson 's post on this thread? Did JR remove it because there was too much swearing in it? No thread from Dave by the Sea has been removed by me. In fact, he is a forum moderator, but has not signed into this site since September last year ! Surely Dave b...