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STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by CHAZ » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:00 am

Not sure if this has been a post before but didn't see...so here goes...just a short post I think
Can you put name to nickname?
Be interesting to see what other names were out there in earlier times too!

ZOB
SPIDER
MONGY
GRIPPER
FAZ
PLASTIC FACE
MUGGER
RATTY
Uncle KEN
KIRKY
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by Jo » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:45 pm

Our nicknames at Hertford completely lacked inspiration or originality. Most often they were the person's first name, if we knew it - I suppose we thought it was a bit daring to be referring to staff by their first names. I suppose some of the housemistresses were a bit more obscure. So here's a Hertford list for starters:

BJ
Chemi T
Merce
Nelly
The Purple Headed Mountain
Queenie
Nutto
Lil
Fanny
The Goat
Fatty M (sorry, I know this will displease some people, but it was what we called her!)
Monty
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by CHAZ » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:30 pm

CHAZ wrote:Not sure if this has been a post before but didn't see...so here goes...just a short post I think
Can you put name to nickname?
Be interesting to see what other names were out there in earlier times too!
ZOB
SPIDER Doc Maddren
MONGY
GRIPPER
FAZ
PLASTIC FACE
MUGGER
RATTY
Uncle KEN
KIRKY

Any takers to fill in?
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by cstegerlewis » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:28 pm

CHAZ wrote:
CHAZ wrote:Not sure if this has been a post before but didn't see...so here goes...just a short post I think
Can you put name to nickname?
Be interesting to see what other names were out there in earlier times too!

ZOB Ron Lorimer
SPIDER Doc Maddren
MONGY Ian Torkington
GRIPPER Roger Sutcliffe
FAZ
PLASTIC FACE Derek Baker??
MUGGER Iknow it but cannot think of it
RATTY
Uncle KEN Grimshaw
KIRKY Tim Kirkup?

Any takers to fill in?
Rocker
Killer
Funky dunky
Timmy

I can't think of many others at the moment
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by michael scuffil » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:30 pm

Those are all after my time, but here's an earlier lot 50s/early 60s

Phallic
Slim
Baldy
Chaps
Kit
Corks
Bogey
Stine
Pongo
Goat
Boom
Fat Pat
Chinky
Chain
Wind aka Yo
Blotto
Bocker
Fish
Bogbrush
Wop
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by CHAZ » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:33 pm

Impressive Michael and some great stories I imagine behind the names...

Bogey Fryer was just about going out in 1978 when I arrived....

Wind aka yo is an intriguing one...and why was Ron called ZOB??
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by Ajarn Philip » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:15 pm

Dolly
Sod
Pegleg
Potty (and 'potty driving')
Killer
SliceIt (Am I making that one up?)
Smoothy
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by Mid A 15 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:09 pm

Ron Lorimer was "Nog" or occasionally "Osram" in my time...
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by Mid A 15 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:14 pm

Ajarn Philip wrote:Dolly O'Meara
Sod Stace
Pegleg the barber
Potty (and 'potty driving') Burr
Killer Fry
SliceIt (Am I making that one up?)
Smoothy
You've got me with the last two!

Regarding CHAZ's list I think Mr James the chemistry teacher was known as rat or ratty.

And these are the ones I can think of from Michael's list.

Phallic Matthews
Slim
Baldy
Chaps
Kit Aitken
Corks
Bogey Fryer
Stine Johnstone
Pongo Littlefield
Goat
Boom
Fat Pat
Chinky
Chain
Wind aka Yo
Blotto
Bocker
Fish
Bogbrush
Wop
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by Ajarn Philip » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:25 pm

I was thinking about Bob Sillet - if SliceIt wasn't his nickname, it certainlY should have been!

Smoothy was Peter Brotherton, if I've got the name right. I've seen smooth operators before, but this guy was amazing - he was smooth to EVERYBODY!
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by Vièr Bliu » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:49 pm

cstegerlewis wrote: Funky dunky
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by kerrensimmonds » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:11 pm

Blimey.... it looks as if 'the boys' were both a lot more daring and a lot more 'creative' than the girls in ascribing nicknames to House and Teaching Staff! Hertford's memories seem very pale (and skimpy in terms of percentage of staff on the campus) alongside those from Horsham! Although of course many members of this Forum refer to the Housemistress in 6's as 'The Hag'. Even that, compared to Horsham, feels rather mild!
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by cstegerlewis » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:34 pm

Hello Geraint!

How is your brother?
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by little_r » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:18 am

Yes! Say Hi to Tudor from me too.. he was responsible for me as a Squit!

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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by Vièr Bliu » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:29 am

cstegerlewis wrote:How is your brother?
Still crazy after all these years.

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Bomber Nick
Chez
Captain Caveman
Grolli (never worked out how that was supposed to be spelled)
Fiona Fertile
Pinky Palmer
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