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Re: Housey Slang.....

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:17 pm
by michael scuffil
CHAZ wrote:I have written about it here before but school monitors and the Sg used to get a small amount of cash from the school (beer money!9 called Q shott...I guess this may disappear too?

It was quite a good "small amount". It was four times what I paid my swab.

Re: Housey Slang.....

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:04 pm
by Great Plum
michael scuffil wrote:
Great Plum wrote:what about the word 'toyce'?

Came from Winchester, was introduced in 1964 with the first great wave of modernization.

I remember in 1963, when Seaman was outlining the plans, he mentioned these things. He said: "At Winchester they call them "toyces". Perhaps we should do the same."
I should think it is a word long gone now with the cabin bunks most people sleep in... Maine B had toyces designed by
Mr Grimshaw who was Plum Senior's predecessor in MaB...

Re: Housey Slang.....

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:57 pm
by wurzel
Sillett did the same in LHB, they were built in the summer of 83 just in time for my LE and were basically a zig zag of vertical wooden panels sat on the big tables so if viewed from above they would have looked like a square sin wave. Each LE had a recess with 2 shelves and a flat vertical panel they could stick things on. 2nd & 3rd form still used flat tables and a locker, UF jnr monitors were in the end of the brew room and the quiet room with curtains hanging up to give the impression of privacy. House captain had a dayroom study alcove at the front of the house.

Re: Housey Slang.....

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:33 pm
by LongGone
wurzel wrote:Sillett did the same in LHB, they were built in the summer of 83 just in time for my LE and were basically a zig zag of vertical wooden panels sat on the big tables so if viewed from above they would have looked like a square sin wave. Each LE had a recess with 2 shelves and a flat vertical panel they could stick things on. 2nd & 3rd form still used flat tables and a locker, UF jnr monitors were in the end of the brew room and the quiet room with curtains hanging up to give the impression of privacy. House captain had a dayroom study alcove at the front of the house.
Two of us built an identical type of arrangement for Maine A back in the 50s, using our time at the woodworking shop. Since we only built the one, it travelled from table to table with us as we became more senior

Re: Housey Slang.....

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:20 pm
by jhopgood
wurzel wrote:Sillett did the same in LHB, they were built in the summer of 83 just in time for my LE and were basically a zig zag of vertical wooden panels sat on the big tables so if viewed from above they would have looked like a square sin wave. Each LE had a recess with 2 shelves and a flat vertical panel they could stick things on. 2nd & 3rd form still used flat tables and a locker, UF jnr monitors were in the end of the brew room and the quiet room with curtains hanging up to give the impression of privacy. House captain had a dayroom study alcove at the front of the house.
Exactly what we had in Barnes B, even when I got there in 1959. Sillet must have got his idea from us. They were only used on the top table, for those just below House Monitor level. The rest of us just had the long tables, the middle one being used for ping pong, when we could.

Re: Housey Slang.....

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:35 pm
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Yes, that was exactly the same arrangement in my time, only the top side of the top table, had their books on it.
Ping pong on those long tables made for wonderful "Smashes" but very poor direection !

Re: Housey Slang.....

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:39 am
by andrewcottingham
Land, Sea and Air comes to mind for passing ADB down the table – Land was the "A Decent bit of Bread" bread slice rubbed along the table, Sea was being passed and dipped in every kiff bowl as it came down and finally Air meant the bread slice was thrown in the general direction of the requestor

Re: Housey Slang.....

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:04 am
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Bread slices, were only "Ordered" by Monitors, and were specified as (eg) "Two 3/8 inch".
The task of producing these was carried out by the most junior boys, sitting at the bottom end of the table -- next to the cross table, where the bread was situated ---- loaves sliced lenghways, placed face down.
Non-Monitors, had to come down and cut their own --- anybody who couldn't cut straight, was unpopular !

I still feel this way today !!! :axe:

Re: Housey Slang.....

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:25 pm
by cj
With regards to toyces, I have just googled the word and was suprised to see that it is used as a Christian/given name. There is a La Toyce Lee (f) and a Toyce Le Grange (m) both registered on Facebook. (Now going to look for Lav-End Lestrange and Bocker Batty.)

Re: Housey Slang.....

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:46 pm
by dinahcat
Lol ..as the young people say. ..!
Squit the Younger ? Oh dear..That is really poor but I see pages of Housey slang puns ahead of us.

Re: Housey Slang.....

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:34 pm
by Westondonkey
You have heard it all before

Crug-Bread
Kiph-Tea
Flab-Margarine
Muck-Jam
Podge-Porridge
Cheese-National Carbolic soap
Toenail Slush-Italian mince.
Bonfasts- These probably got C.H. the well deserved mention in the ' Encyclopaedia Of Human Cruelty' if your house number was say 15 everybody in the house was entitled to give you 15 slaps on the back. It had been known for people to use cricket stumps. They were outlawed the year before I arrived, but they happened occasionally. There is a strong rumour that an old Blue wrote the training handbook for the Gestapo.

Re: Housey Slang.....

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:00 am
by warne011
What I can think of:
We still do trades in house
People use the word buff for fit/attractive
Of course squits has survived
Quiz and ego
We do use the term lav ends!
Moist-immature
Bait-obvious
That's it really.

Re: Housey Slang.....

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:07 pm
by J.R.
Nice to see some of the old one still survive.

One or two of the above are new to mr, though.

Re: Housey Slang.....

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:39 pm
by Mid A 15
For some unknown reason the word 'drut' recently came into my head so I thought I should post while I remembered!

Whether it was a word peculiar to Maine A in the mid sixties or a more general term of CH slang I don't recall at this distance.

It was a derisory term for somebody considered wet and pathetic who needed to 'man up' to use the modern vernacular.

Re: Housey Slang.....

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:42 pm
by J.R.
Mid A 15 wrote:
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:39 pm
For some unknown reason the word 'drut' recently came into my head so I thought I should post while I remembered!

Whether it was a word peculiar to Maine A in the mid sixties or a more general term of CH slang I don't recall at this distance.

It was a derisory term for somebody considered wet and pathetic who needed to 'man up' to use the modern vernacular.
I certainly don't remember this one, so must be Maine A.