Housey Slang.....

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Post by qwerty » Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:05 pm

Anyone remember doing a 'garage run' this is where you signed out to the 'library' during prep, then ran across some fields by the prep block until you came out on a dual carrage way where there was a petrol station, you would come out of the bushes jump over the crash barrier and run over to the petrol station, buy fags and run all the way back again in time for the end of prep.

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Post by Richard Ruck » Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:50 am

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DavebytheSea wrote:Jonathan was taught Chemistry by Paul Maddren last year. Yes, he is still around and I am full of admiration for him.

Incidentally, his son James left CH last year. I saw him play in the Hall for Cornwall in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra last November. He is clearly a fine musician as, I believe, is his father.
James is an excellent musician - unbenkown to most, the 'non-foundationers' (ie teachers' children) every year do a mock panto/ nativity play. I remember James being the drummer in the band when he was 8 - he was already brilliant!
James was the drummer at the jazz evening at C.H. on Friday evening.

This was the first time I'd seen him play. He was outstanding.
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Post by Great Plum » Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:35 pm

qwerty wrote:Anyone remember doing a 'garage run' this is where you signed out to the 'library' during prep, then ran across some fields by the prep block until you came out on a dual carrage way where there was a petrol station, you would come out of the bushes jump over the crash barrier and run over to the petrol station, buy fags and run all the way back again in time for the end of prep.
I never did a garage run but they were quite popular I believe...

Yes, James is an outstanding musician!
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Post by peter2095 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:01 pm

I remember doing the Garage Run

Don't think it was dossing over prep though

We did it one night when it was half term and we had to stay to go on CCF camp up to Capel Curig

All the boys were staying in Pe A (the only way) and when we got back we had a whisky and poker evening, i remember coming back from half term to find cigarette butts stashed behind my bed, it stank
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Post by ben ashton » Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:58 pm

the 10 minute run/train ride to Horsham station and back was easier.
or the 10 minute cycle to Sainsburys.
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Post by michael scuffil » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:49 pm

I see I'm reviving a dormant site, but never mind. There's one item of housey slang we use in our household because we can't think of a better word, namely "skiff-plate". A skiff-plate is a plate for skiffage (food scraps, see above). Normally the skiffage went into a skiff pan at the end of the table, but on occasion, notably when we had kippers, a plate was passed down the table so that people could put their bones on it. At home we still use it for a plate to put bones etc. on.

A propos "Brazilian" somewhere above, if you speak German (or even if you don't, it's mostly English) try this link:
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Post by Thornton chimp » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:54 am

Richard Ruck wrote:Ladies and gentlemen, I give you "crotching" - secreting of smoking materials down the front of one's breeches in order to prevent them being confiscated during a search or when caught smoking.

Used to keep the Old Holborn nice and moist as well..... (sorry about that).
As a point of interest "crotching"or "crutching" is also female prison slang, for more or less the same thing. It most commonly refers to drugs, weapons and other illicit materials secreted internally, sick!
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Post by englishangel » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:37 am

See, even "Prisoner Cell Block H" can teach you something!! :oops:
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Post by DavebytheSea » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:18 pm

Spud?
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Post by J.R. » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:15 pm

Eh ?
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Post by Mid A 15 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:20 pm

Farnaz wrote:It means: shiny forehead and is accompanied by a huge smacking sound of the lips. The boys said it all the time, maybe only in our day. :rock:
My children have used that phrase and lip smacking action but I don't remember it at CH in my time.
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Post by J.R. » Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:56 am

The kids round here tend to use the term 'slap-head' !
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:04 pm

We used the word 'spam'
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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:28 am

Being now 80 !!! I was a Blue, when we drank everything in BOWLS in Dining Hall, these were quite thick and heavy, it took some time to learn the tecnique, of 1st and 2nd finger with thumb.
Everything liquid was "KIFF" which was supposed to derive from the Greek KOPHOS,---- a drink of uncertain origin !
This may not be so, but is a good joke !
I didn't do Greek --- being one of those Geography Deps, who numbered 5 of the first Rugby 15 in our last year, not, you will understand, academics ----but do not mess !
In my first term I had a "Nursemaid" do these still exist ? mine was a chap called LUCY,( his surname , I hasten to add.0 I think he went on, like myself, to the Army, and id very well, --- are you still out there ? or do we need a seance ?

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Post by CHAZ » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:29 am

Kiff was still going strong in the 80s too along with Crud, Flab and Muck!
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