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Post by F1Rumors » Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:07 am

Butter
-- not from Southpark or from any specifically unfortunately named girl. The term is a derived from "but her", as in "everything but her face."

Cruel and to the point...

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Post by zobmeister » Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:30 pm

How about "fish periods"? Doss lessons where you did sod-all...
marty wrote:My favourite was smeggy. He was the side-track king !!
...Smeggy Bo-Smearer being a great case in point. I remember once spending an entire double period of mechanics getting him to explain how my roller coaster design with the cars going outside the corkscrew would result in forces at the bottom of the loop of 8G and certain death. Marv.

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Post by Hendrik » Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:45 pm

zobmeister wrote:How about "fish periods"? Doss lessons where you did sod-all...
marty wrote:My favourite was smeggy. He was the side-track king !!
...Smeggy Bo-Smearer being a great case in point. I remember once spending an entire double period of mechanics getting him to explain how my roller coaster design with the cars going outside the corkscrew would result in forces at the bottom of the loop of 8G and certain death. Marv.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

the topics we covered ranged from 'the tube', the staff sweepstake during the '82 elections (which he won, naturally), the big charity antiques auction held in big school, how much he hated the new ICT dept ("go over to the school office and write a formal complaint, it probably won't do anything but at least it'll stir the sh1t."), how he got shot, twice, by his own cadets 8) . ahhh. happy days. i failed DDM as a result but hey.
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Post by Mike B » Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:13 am

'I remember Mike Carrington very well, his nickname was 'Des' in those days which joins a long line of names for which I have no explanation whatsoever. '

He was Des to us in Ma B in the early sixties or Desmond, with an emphasis on the 'mond' - a supposed imitation of his accent. His physique seemed awe-inspiring at the time, those little white shorts clinging to his beefy thighs as he took the rugby field. Not to mention the way the athletics track seemed to shudder under his feet as he pounded the cinders. As a house master he let us watch the Tokyo Olympics on his TV, put up with our less than witty table repartee and helped mount house plays. And, now you mention it, he did go puce and lose his rag on occasions. I trust he's enjoying a mellow retirement.

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Post by tobeconfirmed » Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:26 pm

I'm wondering where the cuss 'norm' or 'norman' comes from, imperatively combined with that weird throatal noise. It's still going strong in CH in 2005.

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Post by Great Plum » Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:32 pm

At least you still use the word 'cussing' and cuss!

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Post by jtaylor » Wed Feb 09, 2005 8:04 pm

Is "Keeping Cave" still used - our Latin education coming through there!

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Post by Hobbit » Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:24 pm

keeping cave......well never said during my stay, but we usedkeeping KV, so u would shout KV if a staff meember was coming.....so thates where it coems from we thought it could of been somehting to do with Mr Kemp, but then u had kemping (walking fast) as well so wqell alll seems that it has goone, i remember when asking for the kif at teh table was the nrom now u just get asked for the jug. hmmm i speak like it was ages ago when only 3 years ago i was htere......nostalga....am i to young for uit???

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Post by jtaylor » Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:06 am

Found this after a quick google:-
"keep cave" - keep a look-out, keep watch. Cave in Latin means beware (as in cave canem, beware of the dog), and until recently children used it as Stalky does.
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http://www.kipling.org.uk/rg_unsavoury_notes.htm
keeping cave......well never said during my stay, but we usedkeeping KV, so u would shout KV if a staff meember was coming
:lol: at "KV"! it's the equivalent of people putting "COV" as their religion on hospital intake forms, referring to CofE for Church of England! (i.e. "Just put COV, that's everyone else does")

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Post by palgsm93 » Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:04 am

jtaylor wrote::lol: at "KV"! it's the equivalent of people putting "COV" as their religion on hospital intake forms, referring to CofE for Church of England! (i.e. "Just put COV, that's everyone else does")

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Post by tobeconfirmed » Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:31 am

Is "Keeping Cave" still used - our Latin education coming through there!
Keeping 'KV' was still used just as regularly as always, up until about 2 or 3 years ago, when open dorms completely died out. People still say it though when the teacher's out of the classroom, and you start messing around, and someone says 'KV' as a warning.

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Post by Richard Ruck » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:40 am

Jenny L-C wrote:someone said that outside a latin lesson once and Mr Kemp found it hilarious...then he said "when you are speaking to a group, it's 'cavate'"
'cavete', surely?

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Post by Great Plum » Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:30 pm

Oh you Latin scholars you...

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Post by FrogBoxed » Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:15 pm

tbs wrote:I'm wondering where the cuss 'norm' or 'norman' comes from, imperatively combined with that weird throatal noise. It's still going strong in CH in 2005.
:lol: That one appeared in everyday parlance during my CH years. I think it had to do with an advert that featured a spoddy looking bloke with glasses, sleeveless jumper and a Parker coat. Of course it might have referred to someone at the school, but if it did, I don't recall...

Anyway, we used to use it when someone did something really square. You'd make the funy throaty noise and then say "Norman"!

Does anyone still shout "Ma-a-ah" and then "guilty conscience" if anyone turns around? I think it's a shortened version of "milky" (see above). That, and variations on the accusation shouted, were favourites of ours. :twisted:

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Post by Great Plum » Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:37 pm

Ha, I always remember shouting maaaaahhhhh!

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