Housey Slang.....

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Housey Slang.....

Post by jtaylor » Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:08 pm

Has any of the Housey Slang survived?

"Bokers"
"Crab, flab and muck"
House "Trades"
Hundreds more, but can't think............

I guess the "lav ends" have gone?

Old Blues:- add to the list
Pupils:- Do these still survive, or been replaced?

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Post by Hannoir » Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:14 pm

bockers
trades
browns
erm....yep...there are more, i cant remember.

oh, buffting, everyone used that word particularly on my deps.
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Post by jtaylor » Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:17 pm

Browns?
Buffting?
Definitions please!

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Post by hannah » Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:26 pm

browns;cigarette. buffting just london slang for fit or attractive. ;lav ends still used. word boker still used, but mostly only by grecians/deps.trades still. bit out of subject, but they've replaced school drills! no more getting up on sunday morning to do stupid things like run round the mile, just 2hrs work on a saturday night-same thing as dt. Was really pleased other night on dorm. t find squits still using quiz and ego,never thought it would be passed down by the next year.

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Post by jtaylor » Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:30 pm

"Quiz" - "Ego" - now that brings back some memories! The enthusiasm, even before finding out what was on offer.......ah, the memories. Now I'm feeling old.........


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Post by hannah » Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:33 pm

'crab,flab, and muck?'

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Post by jtaylor » Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:34 pm

Bread, butter and jam - I think it was that way round! It was one of the dinning-hall trades, along with "Kiff" - Tea
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Post by hannah » Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:38 pm

what did you have to do?my year last year to do 'dining hall trades', but that was just stacking trays really.

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Post by jtaylor » Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:41 pm

Just a rota of who did what to tidy up, wipe the tables down, lay the tables before meals, sweep up etc. etc. You did a week of a trade, doing it less the further up the school you got.

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Post by Lousey! » Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:05 pm

Correction: 'goody' and 'ricky' was used by 5% of the year, most of whom were from Col A. Everyone else found it extremely homosexual.

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Post by Hendrik » Sat Dec 04, 2004 2:26 pm

correction: 'goody' and 'ricky' WAS used by most of the year, whether ironic or not. i don't think there were ever any connotations of homosexuality with those words. i seem to remeber them being used by both my gay and straight friends alike.

unless you were just being homophobic, but i'm sure you weren't. 8)
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Post by Lousey! » Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:11 am

Correction: 'goody' and 'ricky' were used by most of YOUR year. Since then it has faced a fortunate collapse, and has now fallen into the category of 'homosexual'.

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Post by Moaning Bean » Mon Dec 06, 2004 2:54 pm

Actually, it was pretty much just the people from Col. A. Don't really remember anyone else saying it seriously (as in not to take the complete piss out of any given situation), especially not E/F pod.
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Post by Lousey! » Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:25 pm

Jenny L-C wrote:oh get the bug out or your arse! People said it, just because you didn't doesn't mean no one did!
Not that your abuse makes sense, but I feel strangely unoffended.

And no-one said 'no-one used them', I said 5% used them, which is an accurate figure.

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Post by Sophie » Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:59 pm

okay this will get me sent to the nearest mental insitute...

I was never in Col,
I am definately not gay,
and *occationally* I STILL say "Goody"

:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

omg I can't believe I admitted that. Lol :shock:
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