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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by CHAZ » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:53 am

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

Back on topic:

Bomber Nick Chris Nicholson
Chez
Captain Caveman Dick WestGrolli (never worked out how that was supposed to be spelled)
Fiona Fertile
Pinky Palmer
Richard Palmer

Salut Geraint!

Who are the others???
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by CHAZ » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:54 am

Mid A 15 wrote:Ron Lorimer was "Nog" or occasionally "Osram" in my time...
Osram is a huge light bulb brand but dont see the link!!!
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by CHAZ » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:56 am

Ajarn Philip wrote: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!

Gosh he was my Biology teacher in 1980! Too true, Philip, a cal individual and frog dissection was down with dexterity:

CH teachers certainly do put in the years and it's kind of neat to see that they spread over nearly 3 decades here as we see
Killer Fry going back to Michael's time etc
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by michael scuffil » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:41 am

Ajarn Philip wrote: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!

except to the nurse he jilted.
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by J.R. » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:58 am

Coleridge B Deputy Housemaster early 60's

"O-KAY" ????

R.A. Hewitt, who usually finished a sentence, thus !
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by Ajarn Philip » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:37 am

CHAZ wrote:
Ajarn Philip wrote: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!
Gosh he was my Biology teacher in 1980!
Steady on, Chaz, I left in 75!
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 CHAZ » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:14 pm

Still a young un then Philip!
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by adlop » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:15 pm

A belated hello Geraint from me too . I still rememebr being told "It's Geraint, 'Ger' as in gorilla and 'int' as in Pint..."

Captain Caveman = Mr West

Vièr Bliu wrote:
cstegerlewis wrote:How is your brother?
Still crazy after all these years.
Funnily enough, he once said the same about you when I asked a couple of years ago!

Has he finished his log cabin in Vancouver...Actually I should just aks him myself shouldn't I....

*goes off to look up Tudor's last known e-mail address....but first offers up for the class....

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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by Ajarn Philip » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:27 pm

CHAZ wrote:Still a young un then Philip!
Yaah nah...


Which in Thai roughly corresponds to 'wotch it, mate!'
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

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Post by Vièr Bliu » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:04 pm

adlop wrote: 'Ger' as in gorilla and 'int' as in Pint..."
And professionally I have worked with both gorillas and pints - talk about one's name preordaining one's career(s).
adlop wrote: Funnily enough, he once said the same about you when I asked a couple of years ago!
"It's the beards" - as we say when anyone comments that we sound/look/act the same.
adlop wrote: Has he finished his log cabin in Vancouver...
He's a lumberjack and he's OK - nearly there I think, one last heave.

And yes, you're on the money with Captain Caveman.
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by englishangel » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:23 pm

adlop wrote:A belated hello Geraint from me too . I still rememebr being told "It's Geraint, 'Ger' as in gorilla and 'int' as in Pint..."

Captain Caveman = Mr West

Vièr Bliu wrote:
cstegerlewis wrote:How is your brother?
Still crazy after all these years.
Funnily enough, he once said the same about you when I asked a couple of years ago!

Has he finished his log cabin in Vancouver...Actually I should just aks him myself shouldn't I....

*goes off to look up Tudor's last known e-mail address....but first offers up for the class....

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:offtopic: sorry, my daughter is doing a course at the moment and she and her friends were playing that silly game where you have to put in a silly word into a sentence without the course leader noticing, and the word she got was smeg. I said, "what you mean like the fridge?" she said "No, the other meaning, like in Red Dwarf". :backtotopic:
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by Vièr Bliu » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:41 pm

CHAZ wrote: Who are the others???
Fiona Fertile = Fiona Barron
Grolli = Dr Newsome (could the nickname really have been to do with sheep's balls in Greek as was alleged? and why?)
Chez = Mike Williams - bit of a ColA in-joke, I think, and a cue for an anecdote (stop me if you've heard this one)

Mike Williams, like a lot of Welsh people, enjoyed using language sometimes just a bit too much. His neat little housemasterly notices pinned up on the noticeboard baffled many with the slightly overelaborate vocab. One I particularly remember referred to the trashing of some chairs, and started off: "While not the most robust or aesthetic items of furniture..." For some weeks after that one, "robust and aesthetic" became a bit of a House catchphrase (in the obligatory Welsh accent of course).

One of the delights of the Williams régime was the regular Open House invitations to tea with Mike and the lovely Judith. So the little housemasterly notice would go up announcing the date and time of an "Open House, Chez Williams". Unsurprisingly, the nickname of "Chez Williams" stuck (pronounced, of course, "chezz" not "shay"). Chez himself remained blissfully unaware for a long, long time.

During the Merger, as Coleridge was being closed down, the natives got restless (ColA never quite as mutinous as ColB, though) and certain people got sent off on a "2 week holiday" and things escalated into a "Kill Chez" campaign. Notes in toyces saying "Kill Chez" and other appearances of the revolutionary slogan culminated in the appearance one day of "Kill Chez" chalked in big letters outside ColA on the Grecians' Path. This led to one of the most excruciating instances of social embarrassment ever, when Chez was doing the rounds and attempting the usual housemasterly small-talk. Now, Mark Cullingford was (and maybe still is) one of the nicest and most straightforward guys ever and when Chez pinned him with the question "So Mark, who is this Chez person? He doesn't seem very popular." Mark was completely incapable of uttering a straight-out lie by saying he didn't know. So he said, "It's you, sir." Painful silence followed by retreat of housemaster.

(Apologies if the story's not quite accurate after the passage of years)

But Chez also, naturally = Taffy
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by michael scuffil » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:54 pm

J.R. wrote:Coleridge B Deputy Housemaster early 60's

"O-KAY" ????

R.A. Hewitt, who usually finished a sentence, thus !

or if not,then with ALL RIGHT?

(He was also Thornton B junior housemaster, okay? All right?)
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by CHAZ » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:19 am

Geraint

What did Fiona Barren teach? Can't remember at all.

Oh yes Judith Williams was my hearthrob. Too bad they divorced...
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Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Post by CHAZ » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:26 am

adlop wrote:A belated hello Geraint from me too . I still rememebr being told "It's Geraint, 'Ger' as in gorilla and 'int' as in Pint..."

Smeggy
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Who are these Adam?
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