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- 2nd Former
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- Joined: Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:27 pm
- Real Name: Chris Holding
Hi all - new parent getting used to everything CH.
Can anyone enlighten me about the term, 'squit'?
My boy mentioned it in passing and, whilst I read the page about it in one of the handouts, I would really appreciate some insight from parents who understand what it means to them
Thanks in advance
- Deputy Grecian
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- Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:14 pm
It just means new boy/girl. I imagine ,though I don't know why, it has something to with being small.Like Tich or Half Pint and other endearments for junior new people .I don't at all think it's meant to be anything else.The older pupils get the less they use the term.
- Forum Moderator
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- Real Name: John Rutley
- Location: Dorking, Surrey
Before the days of Leigh Hunt houses, all new boys into the Prep block were known as 'squits' during their first year.
John Rutley. Prep B & Coleridge B. 1958-1963.
- GE (Great Erasmus)
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- Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:14 pm
- Real Name: Suzy
- Location: Devon
Well I know what the word always used
to mean to me...
But if it has a different meaning at CH, then so be it!
- Deputy Grecian
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- Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:46 am
Apparently 2nd formers are not supposed to be called squits any longer, the term is banned, but of course in the long tradition of the school they are still called squits!
- UF (Upper Fourth)
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- Real Name: daniel
One boy saying to another, Â´Get your girdle up, squit `must sound strange to those not in the know.
Play up Pompey!
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