Where does the word "Toyce" come from?

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Where does the word "Toyce" come from?

Post by huntertitus » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:37 am

Great Plum used the word "Toyce" on a thread and I was wondering where the word comes from

I searched the web with no results except when used as a first name

In senior house we started with a "Table toyce" which was a collection of shelves on a table where you arranged your books for homework and stuff

Later you moved onto a "Toyce" which was what would now be called a workstation - they were ranged down each side of the dayroom in senior houses.

(You only had one until you moved into your study)

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Post by Great Plum » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:01 pm

I don't know where the word came from but no one outside of CH has ever heard of it...

we had them in Maine B down the sides of the dayroom for the LE!
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Post by blondie95 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:20 pm

never heard of toyce

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Post by Great Plum » Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:17 pm

That's because you were in a girl's house and joined on your deps - you would never have had one...
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Post by Ruthie-Baby » Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:35 pm

I'd really like one from Col B if they're ripping them out

knowing CH they'd pobably ask for lots of money...?
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Post by huntertitus » Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:17 pm

Full fees are about the same as Eton and you only need to earn as a couple a turnover (not profit) of £40K to have to pay full fees - so with 3 kids and a turnover of around 40K you can't afford the fees! You need to be seriously rich or dirt poor to send kids there now. In my opinion.

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Post by Ruthie-Baby » Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:12 pm

ungh? not for one desk with no legs, surely?
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Post by huntertitus » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:56 pm

Well I was poor as a church mouse myself arriving at CH as an orphan so my one with no legs was just fine

I don't know whether you get one if you pay full fees now, and I doubt it

It's more like a posh hotel now, full of pretty girls and CARPETS!!!

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Post by blondie95 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:48 pm

they havent had desks in day rooms for years, they certainly werent there when i was there in 2000-02

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Post by Scone Lover » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:44 pm

Ah toyces with housie coats hung across the end for privacy

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Post by Ruthie-Baby » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:16 pm

on the LE in Col B you were allowed to pin a string across between your toyce and the one behind and hang something over it for that privacy...
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Post by Deb GP » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:25 am

I thought that the word Toyce was a Barns Wallis word

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Post by DavebytheSea » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:47 am

Deb GP wrote:I thought that the word Toyce was a Barns Wallis word
I think Wallace spelled his Barnes as in Barnes A rather than as in the nearby Green.
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Post by Mrs C. » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:49 am

..and what about Grommit?
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Post by DavebytheSea » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:50 am

Mrs C. wrote:..and what about Grommit?
Grommit Barns or Grommit Green?
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