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Catchphrase

Post by Deb GP » Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:12 pm

From reading the other threads, I've been reminded that nearly every teacher & member of staff has a particular mannerism, cathcphrase, bon mot or the like.

One enduring one for me is an exclaimation from JDShippen "Don't circumsize the Brie, laddie" at one dinner with Mr Whetham.

Or more simply - the way Dr Martin used to start every section of his lesson with "Now Folks".

Remind us of others.

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Post by Jeeves » Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:24 pm

Mr. Eason: "ssh"
Mrs. Higgins: "Right"
Mr. Marlow: "Rugby, Football, Cricket... Bosh"
Mr. Philips: "Roll call, gentlemen"
Mr. Bailey: (waking boys by singing) "Good morning... good morning"
Mr. Chandler: "errr... grow up"
Mr. Gamble: "uh-huh-uh-huh"
Mr. McEwen: "mmmYah"

There's loads more, but forgotten them!

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Post by graham » Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:31 pm

Mr O'Boyle - yeah (at the end of every sentence)
Mr Grimshaw - 'ere chaps

I'll never forget the morning at shoe inspection (how lame was that!) that he said " would the person who wrote KHG is a sh1t on the toilet window see me afterwards!" He was so calm and collected. Good housemaster, if a little square.

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Post by stoice » Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:06 am

Classic Miss Sprosen (Mrs Stamp) - Now what do you think you're doing!

Everyone took the piss but she was a great house mistress, very fair and lenient the older you got.
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Post by Sophie » Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:27 pm

oh my god
Mr McEwen what ever happened to him? he was such a dude, used to say sh1t like "rolling on like a roller in the ocean", priroette (sp?) on the desk top and call all boys malcom and all girls shirely. Loved that guy.
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Post by Great Plum » Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:58 pm

Sophie wrote:oh my god
Mr McEwen what ever happened to him? he was such a dude, used to say sh1t like "rolling on like a roller in the ocean", priroette (sp?) on the desk top and call all boys malcom and all girls shirely. Loved that guy.
Last I hear he was teching French to adults in Brighton - I don't know since then!
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Post by Shadow » Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:04 pm

Great Plum wrote:
Sophie wrote:oh my god
Mr McEwen what ever happened to him? he was such a dude, used to say sh1t like "rolling on like a roller in the ocean", priroette (sp?) on the desk top and call all boys malcom and all girls shirely. Loved that guy.
Last I hear he was teching French to adults in Brighton - I don't know since then!
The last thing i heard was when he phoned my house to talk to my dad (Mr Overend) and talked to me for a while about the joys of living in spain. I think he's teaching English over there at the moment, a sad loss to CH.

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Post by Laura M » Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:55 pm

Jenny L-C wrote:
JCR - 'Nitty griitty' 'crunchy detail'
Lets not also forget 'clunking their glasses of mead'
Two men lying in a bed, one rolled over to the other and said, 'I'm gonna lead me a life of danger, I'm gonna marry a WESSEX RANGER!'
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Post by FrogBoxed » Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:22 pm

I can't believe no-one's mentioned "Alles klar".... this was chanted, in unison as "Tom" entered the room regardless of whether he was teaching you French or German.
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