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by Ajarn Philip
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: English Exceptionalism
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: English Exceptionalism

I'm not sure what point you're trying to make. Is it that the English are the only nation to typecast or make fun of other nationalities? Surely not... As a rosbif/pom/limey/sasannach/etc. you must know better. Not to mention the wide variety of names we call each other: Tyke/Brummie/Manc/Janner. If...
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 18
Views: 847

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

Very interesting, thanks David - keep up the good work!
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 83
Views: 1706

Re: Black Lives Matter

In my last major job it might have been difficult for a female; there were competence qualifications, a language skill requirement and the need to travel - I reckoned on 500,000 miles in the air per year. Yes, one girl did fit but they were exceptionally rare. Which of those would have been difficu...
by Ajarn Philip
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 8323

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

sejintenej wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:32 pm
Otter wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:24 am
. He was South African, an accountant with a PhD, and he earned more serving food at CH than as an accountant in South Africa.
My guess is that he was white in a country which has become anti-white.
Not in the mid-80s when Otter was at CH.
by Ajarn Philip
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 83
Views: 1706

Re: Black Lives Matter

Given that you were at CH I think it very likely that any such accent was forceably removed. Mr Jones, housemaster in Prep A was very down on regional dialects as my ass found out. I think you'll find some things have changed since the 1950s... Who will decide? perhaps the BBC who were doing a reas...
by Ajarn Philip
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 45
Views: 6264

Re: Cross-country runs

Yes, matches came in very handy for a fire to warm you up half way round the course...
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 2194

Re: GRACE

Alex wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:18 pm
... the weekly Grecians’ ballroom dancing classes,
Sadly gone by the 70s, how useful they would have been to me in later life!
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 235
Views: 42638

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

As for this "Black Lives" palaver, I accept that black people, Asian (?yellow) foreign and British people all have exactly the same rights to life. I do object to picking out one group as being better than others which is what the present movement implies. This is not what the Black Lives Matter mo...
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 2194

Re: GRACE

AMP wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:59 pm
I recall a contemporary who was a Chemistry Button and had a proclivity for keeping nitroglycerine in his study, actually jumping from the train as it passed through CH.
Tom Cruise is an Old Blue? He kept that quiet! :lol:
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 235
Views: 42638

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

Tell me about it... and not just Brits by any means. I've spent a fair bit of my life overseas; most recently 14 years in Thailand until I returned to the UK 3 years ago. They say travel broadens the mind, but I've seen precious little evidence of that. This really surprises me. Surely YOU can acce...
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 235
Views: 42638

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

To be fair on David, he was only posting something which he hoped would amuse us; I don't think that makes him a racist, sexist or homophobe. I agree, though I think the original author has some questions to answer... To be honest, when I saw David's post I raised an eyebrow (actually I raised both...
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 235
Views: 42638

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

... I have come across just as many undesirable white Brits as foreigners Tell me about it... and not just Brits by any means. I've spent a fair bit of my life overseas; most recently 14 years in Thailand until I returned to the UK 3 years ago. They say travel broadens the mind, but I've seen preci...
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 2194

Re: GRACE

Consciously or unconsciously (it was never discussed AFAIR), some Grecians in my time obviously felt it to be 'uncool' to read Grace too clearly, resulting in something of a rushed mumble, though I don't remember Killer ever telling anyone to read it again. As a natural performer I couldn't bring my...
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 2194

Re: GRACE

Roger Allam?
by Ajarn Philip
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 18
Views: 847

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

The CH San thread in Oct 2017: https://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5069&p=139049&hilit=bomb#p139049 Re: CH San Unread post by Kit Bartlett » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:05 pm There is a reference to the flying bomb incident on Page 2 of The Blue Volume LXXII November-December 1944. This occurre...