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Housey Slang.....

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:08 pm
by jtaylor
Has any of the Housey Slang survived?

"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?


Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:14 pm
by Hannoir
erm....yep...there are more, i cant remember.

oh, buffting, everyone used that word particularly on my deps.

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:17 pm
by jtaylor
Definitions please!


Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:26 pm
by hannah
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.

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:30 pm
by jtaylor
"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.........

I'll get my coat.


Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:33 pm
by hannah
'crab,flab, and muck?'

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:34 pm
by jtaylor
Bread, butter and jam - I think it was that way round! It was one of the dinning-hall trades, along with "Kiff" - Tea

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:38 pm
by hannah
what did you have to do?my year last year to do 'dining hall trades', but that was just stacking trays really.

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:41 pm
by jtaylor
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.


Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:05 pm
by Lousey!
Correction: 'goody' and 'ricky' was used by 5% of the year, most of whom were from Col A. Everyone else found it extremely homosexual.

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 2:26 pm
by Hendrik
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)

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:11 am
by Lousey!
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'.


Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 2:54 pm
by Moaning Bean
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.

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:25 pm
by Lousey!
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.

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:59 pm
by Sophie
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: