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by J.R.
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: The CH Old Blues' Association - Ask the CHOBA Board
Topic: Who's Blue
Replies: 6
Views: 2755

Re: Who's Blue

Are there any plans to publish an updated Who's Blue ? It is now 22 years since the last one in 1996. I believe that there are Data Protection ramifications which have developed since 1996. Indeed even more stringent regulations become operative in May. Despite pointing out the issue I do not profe...
by J.R.
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4541

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

michael scuffil wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:51 am
Things resembling bolios (hard cylindrical pillows) are common in Germany. They're called 'Nackenstützen' (neck-rests or 'neck-supports') and many people swear by them.
And there was me thinking that meant "Crushed Nuts" !!
by J.R.
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Flu in 1957
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Flu in 1957

seajayuu wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:44 pm
"Up Tinf" maybe that should go on the Housey slang strand, but - it would probably be lost on them.
I have heard this one before, but memory fading. Might have been on this site, or at Horsham mid-sixties.
by J.R.
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4541

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Back on subject. What happened to the Bolio's, Fobbed (or was it Fudged) Bands, or Skiffage? I remember skiffage, ( food-waste ), and fudged bands, (pre pinned and ready to tuck into coat collar) basically, to save time. Was bolio the sort of pillow we had to put up with ?? Memory fading with age, ...
by J.R.
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4541

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

There was a programme on television on corporal punishment last night John. Strangely they neglected to mention our old housemaster. And they only touched briefly on the sado-masochistic side of things. Le Vice Anglais was always thought to be the result of young upper class people being sent to si...
by J.R.
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4541

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

sejintenej wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:38 am
Kit Bartlett wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:58 pm
. Was corporal punishment ever done on the hand ?
Not at CH to my knowledge but my primary school teacher loved using her ruler.

Same as that, David. I was lucky enough to pick up my 'times-tables' quickly enough in primary school, not to get my knuckles rapped.
by J.R.
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4541

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

I think it was Roger who pushed the limit of Pongo's (limited) lattitude by declaiming/'spoonerising' 'Give us hearty thanks' at Grace at a time where there was a competition to see who could get away with what. His voice was notable then. Other tricks were reading it as fast as possible, or having...
by J.R.
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4541

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Never been a fan of "Endeavour" or "Morse, I'm afraid.
by J.R.
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4541

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

I know I have referred to this in the past, but a few years back, I attended a Coleridge B reunion, by then of course a girls house. Several of ' old codgers ' were sitting in the day room talking to some of the Col B Girls. They produced a CH Housey Slang book. and wanted to know if we actually eve...
by J.R.
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reserve list
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Reserve list

Is there anyone in whose child is in the year 7 reserve list. Am so anxious and don’t know whether to contact the school and ask our position on the list. My hopes are not as high though as my dd will be requiring 90% and above bursary There are a couple of members of staff who use this forum. Hope...
by J.R.
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Lamb Photos
Topic: Lamb House Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 22342

Re: Lamb House Photos

LongGone wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:32 pm
3078260061 wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:23 pm
.For his subsequent career (and notoriety) see his obituary in the Guardian of 25 November 2998
The inventor of the first time travel apparatus.
And he was, at one time, on the short-list to be the next Dr. Who !
by J.R.
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 164
Views: 16426

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

It's getting so bad nowadays that if the announcer on the TV says, "Here is the ten o'clock news", I have to check my watch !!
by J.R.
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 49
Views: 1750

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

I applaud the HM's comments entirely.

It will be interesting to see how the remaining trials pan out, especially if the accused contimue to maintain their innocence.
by J.R.
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 49
Views: 1750

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

One of the difficulties with sentencing Webb is that he served an 18 month sentence for offences against one of his victims. The effect of today's judgment is that the Court decided that he should serve the equivalent to a 7 year sentence for the totality of his offending. What we do now know is th...
by J.R.
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4130

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

My view is that historic cases of any sort ought not to be prosecutable. Seriously? Yes, seriously. I live in a country where the right not to be tried after a certain period is regarded with the same sort of reverence as the British regard trial by jury. Britain and Ireland are, I think, the only ...