Where does the word "Toyce" come from?

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Post by loringa » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:08 am

Toyce may well be a purely CH word but Winchester College (late 40's or early 50's) apparently had 'Toys' which had something of the same function.

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Post by Ruthie-Baby » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:39 am

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Ruthie-Baby wrote:in Col B we were told that the toyces were designed by Barnes Wallis, just like the bouncing bomb.

One of the facts we had to learn for our 'Squits test'.
.... must have made them damn uncomfortable to work in.
I don't think I'm very "with it" at the moment (must be the nasty cold) but I don't get this - why does being designed by BW mean they'd be uncomfortable?
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Post by Great Plum » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:58 am

Think about other meanings of the word 'squit' Ruth...
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Post by Ruthie-Baby » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:59 am

there aren't any

it just means first year at CH
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Post by huntertitus » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:01 am

Scone Lover wrote:
huntertitus wrote:
Great Plum wrote:Maybe it stands for something - but I can't think what...
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Oh boy, if we are going to get literal, what the hell will bocker come out as?
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btw does your christian name start with "S" - there's something fishy going on...

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Post by Great Plum » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:03 am

Ruthie-Baby wrote:there aren't any

it just means first year at CH
squits is also another name for what the Germans call 'Durchfall'...
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Post by Ruthie-Baby » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:04 am

yeah but then it has an s on the end = different word
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Post by Ruthie-Baby » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:05 am

huntertitus wrote:
Scone Lover wrote:
huntertitus wrote: Table of youthful classroom excellence?
Oh boy, if we are going to get literal, what the hell will bocker come out as?
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btw does your christian name start with "S" - there's something fishy going on...
well I thought bokker was spelt like this with 2 ks...
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Post by huntertitus » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:13 am

That's not how Scone lover spelt it

btw did you notice how Scone lover appeared at about the same time a certain other very busy poster disappeared. I am slightly suspicious they may be the same person...

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Post by Ruthie-Baby » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:16 am

No offence Scone Lover, but just because he spelt it like that doesn't mean that's how it's spelt. Anyway, as a piece of verbal slang (am I still making sense? Who knows?), it's spoken not written so in my head when I say it it's "bokker" but in Scone Lover's head it's "bocker". Not sure I've ever seen it written down before.

So actually it's the complete opposite of the wold "scone". It works spoken not written whereas scone works written not spoken.

I'll stop now...
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Post by Richard Ruck » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:35 am

huntertitus wrote:That's not how Scone lover spelt it

btw did you notice how Scone lover appeared at about the same time a certain other very busy poster disappeared. I am slightly suspicious they may be the same person...
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Post by huntertitus » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:39 am

So it's young Sean in disguise???

Why did he need a new persona?

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Post by DavebytheSea » Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:55 pm

Ruthie-Baby wrote:
DavebytheSea wrote:
Ruthie-Baby wrote:in Col B we were told that the toyces were designed by Barnes Wallis, just like the bouncing bomb.

One of the facts we had to learn for our 'Squits test'.
.... must have made them damn uncomfortable to work in.
I don't think I'm very "with it" at the moment (must be the nasty cold) but I don't get this - why does being designed by BW mean they'd be uncomfortable?
Well if they were designed like the bouncing bomb .......
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Post by Scone Lover » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:43 pm

By skipping marbles across a tub of water in the garden?

Who cares how bokker/bocker is spelled, I would just like to know where it came from.

And he/she can do what ever he/she wants on here surely. Whats with all the speculation who I may be, does it matter?

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Post by Ruthie-Baby » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:46 pm

Scone Lover wrote:By skipping marbles across a tub of water in the garden?

Who cares how bokker/bocker is spelled, I would just like to know where it came from.

And he/she can do what ever he/she wants on here surely. Whats with all the speculation who I may be, does it matter?
well it's kind of important if you're trying to think up acromyns... but otherwise no it doesn't matter

it's human nature to want to know who you are...
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