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by sejintenej
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 288
Views: 45721

Katharine wrote:In my day we did not know the meaning of the word carpet!!!
Meaning of carpet? head down in Kit's sofa, trousers round your ankles waiting for the sting of leather on muscle or cane on flesh.

That is the meaning of being on the carpet; be thankful you didn't have it.
by sejintenej
Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Tie
Replies: 16
Views: 3293

englishangel wrote:
J.R. wrote:
englishangel wrote:Did you know.......American ties have diagonals one way, and Brit ones go the other way?
And the Chinese don't even get a mention !
Does anyone else sometimes wonder what JR is on about?
I know (or I think I do) what he's on about; you don't want to know, be assured.
by sejintenej
Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Morbid, but...
Replies: 84
Views: 28410

James Funnell (missing in Folkestone area)

I see J.R.'s question was not answered so I'll put it here.

The disappearance of James Funnell seems to have been broadcast as widely as possible in Blue circles ; has anybody seen any further news?
by sejintenej
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Freedom Of Information
Replies: 12
Views: 3052

And that`s even more interesting - it was in Cambridge on the very same day! no doubt if I do another search I`ll be visiting Dave by the Sea down in glorious Cornwall! It ought to at least be consistent!!! On a more serious but related matter - , as a matter of interest, does anyone know if digita...
by sejintenej
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Word of the day
Replies: 679
Views: 84250

Thanks! Don't you just miss institutional hierarchy? :lol: I don't miss sewing those alliterative black aprons. This is a photo of the 1972 monitresses with the fearsome DR, http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c224/englishangelmcf/1972monitresses.jpg Our badges can be seen, not as big as the 617 squa...
by sejintenej
Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do you receive "Housey!" regularly?
Replies: 88
Views: 12720

A word on the mail. I have sent a second class letter via a mail box in a Valencian suburb at 11.00 am on a Thursday to South East London, and when I phoned on the Saturday, it had arrived, 48 hours, not bad. However, post from the UK to Spain appears to be hit and miss, mainly miss. I wonder where...
by sejintenej
Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Christ's Hospital Book
Replies: 21
Views: 4745

i know i can't be the only one thinking this but... what the f*** is the CH Book? 25 quid for a first edition hard back of anything ain't bad. well, if it's a popular book, and the first editions are old or hard to come by... well, my question is "which CH Book"? I have two, one is 1553 t...
by sejintenej
Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Freedom Of Information
Replies: 12
Views: 3052

According to that site, my car was in Middlesbrough , Cleveland on Jan 6th 2006, doing 80.6 mph - well all I can say is that it must have been going much faster than that to get there and back in the hour or so I wasn`t at home!! Because it was parked outside the house when I left and was there whe...
by sejintenej
Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do you receive "Housey!" regularly?
Replies: 88
Views: 12720

.......and I STILL haven't received my copy of 'Housey!' - perhaps they're still working through the alphabet. Nor I - but then her Majesty's mail takes a week or two to transit the Tamar. I haven't got my copy either because I only received an invitation to subscribe to it two days ago. OTOH in th...
by sejintenej
Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 'Housey' or 'C.H.'?
Replies: 39
Views: 8102

I always wanted one of those stripey blazers and cravats that you got if you were awarded cricket colours. Unfortunately my cricket was never that good. ISTR blazers (with house badge), grey flannel trousers, white shirts and dark blue cravats but only at thye end of the '50's. AFAIR we didn't offi...
by sejintenej
Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do you receive "Housey!" regularly?
Replies: 88
Views: 12720

Re: Do you receive "Housey!" regularly?

Just a quick straw-poll of who receives "Housey!" (the partnership newsletter from CH) - will give a good indication of how successfully their reaching all Old Blues. In theory it should go to all Old Blues... The latest copy should have hit your door mats in the last few days. Of course ...
by sejintenej
Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Question for the ladies.........
Replies: 51
Views: 11046

To answer the original question, I try to avoid writing to women as much as possible, but have usually found the best form of address, is, 'To Whom It May Concern' . Unless the letter is one which can be hawked around (such as an employment reference) I would find that highly offensive. As writer y...
by sejintenej
Sun Jan 08, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Tie
Replies: 16
Views: 3293

Ties: there certainkly used to be shops in Burlington Arcade (west end) and Liverpool Street (City) selling regimental and old school ties including the normal red and gold stripe on bark blue. The "badge" tie was not publicly available. Incidentally, I appeared one day wearing said OB tie...
by sejintenej
Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Question for the ladies.........
Replies: 51
Views: 11046

Interesting that every reply so far has come from a man. It is the men who have the difficulties on this score, Shoz. I expect most ladies probably have very few hang-ups about it. Pewrhaps profesionally we have always had to get the question right or lose a customer. The matter of how a married / ...
by sejintenej
Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Word of the day
Replies: 679
Views: 84250

Palimpsest

and another for the day Palimpsest 1. A manuscript, usually of papyrus or parchment, on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible. 2. An object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent beneath its surface. (The origin of my se...