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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:08 am
by loringa
Toyce may well be a purely CH word but Winchester College (late 40's or early 50's) apparently had 'Toys' which had something of the same function.

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:39 am
by Ruthie-Baby
DavebytheSea wrote:
Ruthie-Baby wrote:in Col B we were told that the toyces were designed by Barnes Wallis, just like the bouncing bomb.

One of the facts we had to learn for our 'Squits test'.
.... must have made them damn uncomfortable to work in.
I don't think I'm very "with it" at the moment (must be the nasty cold) but I don't get this - why does being designed by BW mean they'd be uncomfortable?

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:58 am
by Great Plum
Think about other meanings of the word 'squit' Ruth...

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:59 am
by Ruthie-Baby
there aren't any

it just means first year at CH

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:01 am
by huntertitus
Scone Lover wrote:
huntertitus wrote:
Great Plum wrote:Maybe it stands for something - but I can't think what...
Table of youthful classroom excellence?
Oh boy, if we are going to get literal, what the hell will bocker come out as?
Bone-idle Old Codger, King (of) Employment Reduction

btw does your christian name start with "S" - there's something fishy going on...

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:03 am
by Great Plum
Ruthie-Baby wrote:there aren't any

it just means first year at CH
squits is also another name for what the Germans call 'Durchfall'...

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:04 am
by Ruthie-Baby
yeah but then it has an s on the end = different word

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:05 am
by Ruthie-Baby
huntertitus wrote:
Scone Lover wrote:
huntertitus wrote: Table of youthful classroom excellence?
Oh boy, if we are going to get literal, what the hell will bocker come out as?
Bone-idle Old Codger, King (of) Employment Reduction

btw does your christian name start with "S" - there's something fishy going on...
well I thought bokker was spelt like this with 2 ks...

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:13 am
by huntertitus
That's not how Scone lover spelt it

btw did you notice how Scone lover appeared at about the same time a certain other very busy poster disappeared. I am slightly suspicious they may be the same person...

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:16 am
by Ruthie-Baby
No offence Scone Lover, but just because he spelt it like that doesn't mean that's how it's spelt. Anyway, as a piece of verbal slang (am I still making sense? Who knows?), it's spoken not written so in my head when I say it it's "bokker" but in Scone Lover's head it's "bocker". Not sure I've ever seen it written down before.

So actually it's the complete opposite of the wold "scone". It works spoken not written whereas scone works written not spoken.

I'll stop now...

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:35 am
by Richard Ruck
huntertitus wrote:That's not how Scone lover spelt it

btw did you notice how Scone lover appeared at about the same time a certain other very busy poster disappeared. I am slightly suspicious they may be the same person...
Award yourself a deerstalker and curly pipe!

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:39 am
by huntertitus
So it's young Sean in disguise???

Why did he need a new persona?

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:55 pm
by DavebytheSea
Ruthie-Baby wrote:
DavebytheSea wrote:
Ruthie-Baby wrote:in Col B we were told that the toyces were designed by Barnes Wallis, just like the bouncing bomb.

One of the facts we had to learn for our 'Squits test'.
.... must have made them damn uncomfortable to work in.
I don't think I'm very "with it" at the moment (must be the nasty cold) but I don't get this - why does being designed by BW mean they'd be uncomfortable?
Well if they were designed like the bouncing bomb .......

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:43 pm
by Scone Lover
By skipping marbles across a tub of water in the garden?

Who cares how bokker/bocker is spelled, I would just like to know where it came from.

And he/she can do what ever he/she wants on here surely. Whats with all the speculation who I may be, does it matter?

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:46 pm
by Ruthie-Baby
Scone Lover wrote:By skipping marbles across a tub of water in the garden?

Who cares how bokker/bocker is spelled, I would just like to know where it came from.

And he/she can do what ever he/she wants on here surely. Whats with all the speculation who I may be, does it matter?
well it's kind of important if you're trying to think up acromyns... but otherwise no it doesn't matter

it's human nature to want to know who you are...