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by J.R.
Wed May 10, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12461

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

... and remember that in the State of Texas, it is perfgectly legal for you to shoot and kill anybody that breraks into your home.

Probably why that State still regularly uses the death-sentence.
by J.R.
Mon May 08, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 1109

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 J.R.
Mon May 08, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19684

Re: Politics

jhopgood wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 1:12 pm
michael scuffil wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 11:38 am
Anyway, today is VE Day -- Victory for Europe.

And there is still a discussion as to who won!!

You really don't want me to make a comment on that question surely John ?

Ask me again in five or so years, assuming I'm still watching the debacle !!
by J.R.
Sat May 06, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 1109

Re: Threads being moved

Have I got the gender of "tete" right (see above)? I did French for six years at CH and was recently struggling to give the most basic directions to some French tourists in London. Does gender enter the equation ? I haven't actively spoken French for years, but I knew exactly what you meant. And wh...
by J.R.
Mon May 01, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 1109

Re: Threads being moved

Not sure I know the answer.

Julian might.
by J.R.
Mon May 01, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: School scarf
Replies: 28
Views: 3928

Re: School scarf

I still wear it when really cold.
by J.R.
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 19
Views: 1333

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

To the best of my knowledge, Robert, (Rocker), Ray is still alive. I met him at an OB's day a few years ago. Age had taken it's toll physically, but certainly NOT his dry witty humour.
by J.R.
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 1105

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

And when questioned, answer 'NO COMMENT' !!
by J.R.
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 14831

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Mid A 15 wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:21 pm
So Warren Gatland decided not to select Joe Launchbury after all for the Lions tour.

What a classy reaction though from Joe:

https://twitter.com/joe_launch/status/8 ... 0311443456
Maybe Warren thought CH the was the 'wrong sort of school' !!
by J.R.
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 1105

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

jhopgood wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:46 pm
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?
by J.R.
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 19
Views: 1333

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

It’s a very big task to collect information on so many. I’d be interested to read the results, but rather anecdotes than bare facts. Even so, encouraged by Post War Blue here’s a contribution. Mr Matthews - (I don’t know his first name) Non Oxbridge graduate. Chain smoker with much stained fingers....
by J.R.
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old report card
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Old report card

The only things I vaguely remember from my CH reports are, "He must try much harder" for my first years at CH, and then something along of the lines of, "He really should take lessons more seriously" towards the end of my scholastic years at Horsham By that time I had already decided that I was off,...
by J.R.
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old report card
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Old report card

I have absolutely no idea what happened to all my school reports.

When my Mother passed away and my wife and I cleared her personal effects, they never came to light. Probably a good thing.
by J.R.
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 1105

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

sejintenej wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:13 pm

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.

I did it quite happily in Coleridge B, and therefore gained the nick-name, Tetley !!
by J.R.
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19684

Re: Politics

More on Steve Hilton this week. His missus is the well-heeled Rachel Whetstone who is a vice president at Uber. Uber have been getting all sorts of bad publicity recently and Hilto does seem to have a habit of getting involved with dodgy people of one sort or another. Whatever benefits he was charg...