Housey Slang.....

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Post by Rick » Sun Jan 16, 2005 5:01 pm

Bockers... A nickname for the catering staff... I can only unfortunately remember it being used in a defamatory manner though.
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Post by Great Plum » Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:09 pm

Rick wrote:Bockers... A nickname for the catering staff... I can only unfortunately remember it being used in a defamatory manner though.
I think you get into trouble if you use the word at CH now...

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Post by palgsm93 » Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:30 pm

Bronwen wrote:SPRIM - Pungent ammonia based liquid kept in a saucer with a really dishevelled nailbrush, (usually outside Matrons so she could spot who had the muddy hems and therefore were the smokers) - used to wipe stains off uniform. Is this still used?
I didn't see any after 1996... probably against all kinds of health & saftey regulations!

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Post by Hendrik » Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:53 pm

crab flab and muck. certainly wasn't there when i entered CH in 96
bockers - we got an en-masse bollocking from big pete for that word. ooooh.

lav-ends still around
dayrooms have been abolished (foools) though the word is probably still known to all.
mongy - mr torkington
gary/ gary barlow - mr marlow
graham - mr chandler. it is his real name though. "GNC - serving the community..."
sh1t - mr o'boil
smeggy - mr o'mera
miggins - mrs higgins
gripper - mr sutcliffe
big pete - dr southern
fugly - mrs ireland
conners - didn't even deserve a nickname.
howie - mr howard
scouty people had loads of nicknames for miss helyar (now mrs wilkes, congrats, and to guy and their baby girl, whose name i can't remember): Lah-lah, aunty lo etc
sprouts - scouts
sicker - hardly ever used anymore.
tucker - ""
YOB - young old blues. that's what we're called. didn't put much thought into that one, did they? at least it's not New Old Blues
'don't you want to rick-it, it's cricket!' - lamb b, what can i say :roll:
browns - cigarette
the geeks - ICT department, aka waste-o-space, spongers, useless. come to think of it, the common room hate them more than we did.
zob - to use a PC, to play computer games
'scrambles!' - cried just before throwing food into the air, u'd then sit back and watch people beat the crap out of eachother just for a penny sweet. priceless.
caveman - mr gladding
lamping/lamp-posting - lifting the foot-end of someone's bed so that they were trapped upsidedown between their bed and the wall.

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Post by ben ashton » Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:28 pm

bockermobile-electric milk-float style vehicle used by bockers

and leave lamb b alone!
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Post by Great Plum » Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:54 pm

Hendrik,

what about MSB - music school bush?

How can they call them Lav ends when they arne't even in the middle of the house?

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Post by jtaylor » Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:50 pm

Anyone remember "setting boards" on the old beds?
Was either great fun, or blo*dy painfull when it backfired and the whole lot landed on your head just as you tried to set the last one......

Apple-pied beds anyone??

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Post by graham » Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:54 pm

setting the boards... what a memory! It was always fun to lampost someones bed too!

I may be going way out here, but does anyone remember or, dare I ask, have a copy of the housey rap? It seemed so funny at the time!

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Post by Great Plum » Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:55 pm

The Housey Rap... brings back memories...

I am not at liberty to tell you if I have a copy...

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Post by paddy » Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:08 pm

Bronwen wrote:SPRIM - Pungent ammonia based liquid kept in a saucer with a really dishevelled nailbrush, (usually outside Matrons so she could spot who had the muddy hems and therefore were the smokers) - used to wipe stains off uniform. Is this still used?
Oh god, yes. It was purple, wasn't it!? Good for de-crusting coat sleeves!

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Post by marty » Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:49 pm

I'm almost 27 yet to this day if I see a fat person I can't help myself from shouting "Maaaaaaaaaa" as loud as possible. It will probably be with me forever. I had to re-train myself after leaving CH in the art of spreading butter on toast....for 7 years I had not used a knife and simply wripped open the packet of butter and applied it directly to the toast. I can still picture lumps of butter covered in breadcrumbs at one end. Those were the days !!!

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Post by paddy » Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:13 pm

I'm interested in this one: zob - to use a PC, to play computer games

That was used in my time (78-84), but in 2 different senses.

There was a teacher (a "master"?!) whose "insult" was Zob. Can't remember his real name though! Ha ha. But I don't think he was too popular. A housemaster of an unhappy house, as I recall. Or at least, so it seemed to this young boy! I was daring enough to submit a short story to the literary mag "Outlook" (anyone remember that publication?) with an evil alien called Zanizato Zob.

The other sense was for general vegetating, slobbing around etc. To "zob out".

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Post by jtaylor » Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:37 pm

"Zob" was a noun in my time at CH, referring to a person.
e.g. "All the zobs in the zob room" meaning "all the geeks in the computer room"

Computing was certainly regarded as a very very geeky thing - little did people know how important computers would become and how essential to most careers a basic PC knowledge is these days.

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Post by Stirling » Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:10 pm

jtaylor wrote:Anyone remember "setting boards" on the old beds?
Was either great fun, or blo*dy painfull when it backfired and the whole lot landed on your head just as you tried to set the last one......

Apple-pied beds anyone??

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:lol: I did that to my own bed and blamed he guy in the next cubicle.

He was stupid, I was smirking. :D
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Post by Great Plum » Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:00 pm

Zobbing was a great word - I still use it to mean being a computer geek or the art of computing!!

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