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Post by holdinglc » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:39 pm

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

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Re: Squits

Post by dinahcat » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:31 am

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.

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Re: Squits

Post by J.R. » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:45 am

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.

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Re: Squits

Post by Volupturaptor » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:09 pm

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! :)

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Re: Squits

Post by CHDad » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:15 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!

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Re: Squits

Post by dsmg » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:35 pm

One boy saying to another, ´Get your girdle up, squit `must sound strange to those not in the know.
Play up Pompey!

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