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Where does the word "Toyce" come from?

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:37 am
by huntertitus
Great Plum used the word "Toyce" on a thread and I was wondering where the word comes from

I searched the web with no results except when used as a first name

In senior house we started with a "Table toyce" which was a collection of shelves on a table where you arranged your books for homework and stuff

Later you moved onto a "Toyce" which was what would now be called a workstation - they were ranged down each side of the dayroom in senior houses.

(You only had one until you moved into your study)

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:01 pm
by Great Plum
I don't know where the word came from but no one outside of CH has ever heard of it...

we had them in Maine B down the sides of the dayroom for the LE!

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:20 pm
by blondie95
never heard of toyce

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:17 pm
by Great Plum
That's because you were in a girl's house and joined on your deps - you would never have had one...

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:35 pm
by Ruthie-Baby
I'd really like one from Col B if they're ripping them out

knowing CH they'd pobably ask for lots of money...?

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:17 pm
by huntertitus
Full fees are about the same as Eton and you only need to earn as a couple a turnover (not profit) of £40K to have to pay full fees - so with 3 kids and a turnover of around 40K you can't afford the fees! You need to be seriously rich or dirt poor to send kids there now. In my opinion.

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:12 pm
by Ruthie-Baby
ungh? not for one desk with no legs, surely?

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:56 pm
by huntertitus
Well I was poor as a church mouse myself arriving at CH as an orphan so my one with no legs was just fine

I don't know whether you get one if you pay full fees now, and I doubt it

It's more like a posh hotel now, full of pretty girls and CARPETS!!!

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:48 pm
by blondie95
they havent had desks in day rooms for years, they certainly werent there when i was there in 2000-02

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:44 pm
by Scone Lover
Ah toyces with housie coats hung across the end for privacy

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:16 pm
by Ruthie-Baby
on the LE in Col B you were allowed to pin a string across between your toyce and the one behind and hang something over it for that privacy...

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:25 am
by Deb GP
I thought that the word Toyce was a Barns Wallis word

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:47 am
by DavebytheSea
Deb GP wrote:I thought that the word Toyce was a Barns Wallis word
I think Wallace spelled his Barnes as in Barnes A rather than as in the nearby Green.

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:49 am
by Mrs C.
..and what about Grommit?

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:50 am
by DavebytheSea
Mrs C. wrote:..and what about Grommit?
Grommit Barns or Grommit Green?