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J.R. wrote:Nothing wrong with good old fashioned lather and razor.
Not on your tender portions! Regrowth and stubble=owww!! Whipping it off with a bit of wax is much less painful in the long run (and you don't run the risk of having your nether regions looking like George Michael in the 1980s).
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I can see the jokes about George Michael starting again.

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AKAP wrote:I can see the jokes about George Michael starting again.
'Have you heard the title of George Micha............................?'
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paddy wrote:I'm interested in this one: zob - to use a PC, to play computer games

That was used in my time (78-84), but in 2 different senses.

There was a teacher (a "master"?!) whose "insult" was Zob.
Zob was Mr Lorimer. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzob !
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marty wrote:dr maddren - spider
Spider Maddren - classic ! He was a big gangly !
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Another slang list

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Here's my collection of slang, probably covered in the 20 odd pages before this one:
  • Crud and Flab - bread and butter
    The eternal and never to be banned "BOCKERS" !
    Mobbing - to boot off a junior by merely due to the fact that you were senior
    Squits - presume this one is still around
    Snilliards - a mutant combination of snooker and billiards
    KV (Kemp)
    Fruit - attractive male in a slightly non-hetero context
    Milky - fat
    Daily Trades - cleaning up after meals
    Cracks - corporal punishment by some sadist with a slipper (thanks Mr Grimshaw, I owe you one)
    Chariot Racing - being pulled down the dorm floor on a blanket ala Ben Hur (responsible for my above "crack")
    Bocker Squad - what you did if you were not in the CCF
    Sicker - the infirmary
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Paul N wrote:
marty wrote:dr maddren - spider
Spider Maddren - classic ! He was a big gangly !
Still teaching at C.H., I believe.
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Yes, I think he is now the longest serving member of staff...
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Great Plum wrote:Yes, I think he is now the longest serving member of staff...
What does he teach ?

I remember he had thick dark hair and perhaps a beard. He really was gangly, like an octopus, legs all over the place.
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Paul N wrote:What does he teach ?

I remember he had thick dark hair and perhaps a beard. He really was gangly, like an octopus, legs all over the place.
It used to be chemistry didn't it?

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I had Dr Maddren for chemistry during the mid-80s. I think he took my set through our GCSEs.
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I had 'Mystic Mad' for Chemistry on my LE.
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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.
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Paul N wrote:What does he teach ?

I remember he had thick dark hair and perhaps a beard. He really was gangly, like an octopus, legs all over the place.
He taught me the Chemistry bit of A level Physical Science 30 in 1975-77.
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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!
Maine B - 1992-95 Maine A 1995-99

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