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chittani
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Down With Skool

Postby chittani » Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:23 pm

Just to introduce a lighter (not to say irrelevant) note,



Although I had not the unique experience of the English minor public school, I got some insight into its 'benefits' from the books of Nigel Molesworth, who chronicled his times at St Custard's with a mixture of low cunning and ineffably bad spelling.

Has anyone else read Molesworth? It was a bit before my time but my Dad put me on to him.

If you want to know more you'll have to buy a copy, but there's a brilliant pastiche which has Molesworth attending "hoggwarts skool for WITCHCRAFT and wizzardry ".

http://www.alice.dryden.co.uk/ho_for_hoggwarts.htm

Warning: reading Molesworth can seriously impair your ability to spell.

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Postby ET » Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:33 pm

Hi chittani,

Biggest fan of Molesworth here!

Particularly loved "skool dinners- or the peece of cod which passeth understanding"

Nice to see a more lighthearted post on here.

PS the hogwarts thing - does that mean JK Rowling pinched it? Hee hee
Pupil at St James Girl's School from 1979-1989, from age 4-14. Parents ex-members of SES.

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Postby chittani » Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:15 pm

Hey - it IS possible to see it online!

http://www.stcustards.free-online.co.uk/

altho i must question the lak of respekt for the law of copyrite chiz chiz

Anyone recognise their old teachers?

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Postby chittani » Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:21 pm

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No. The spirit of tolerance, you fool.
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Postby Stanton » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:19 pm

Loved it - and they learn to levitate!!!!!

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Postby chittani » Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:49 am

And finally we can reveal the secret mantra! (see Channel 4)

Wingardium Leviosa! (see Hary Potter & the Philopfer's Stone)

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Postby Stanton » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:19 am

The creativity of their spelling puts the boys of St James to shame!

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Postby Planet » Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:56 pm

chittani wrote:Hey - it IS possible to see it online!

http://www.stcustards.free-online.co.uk/

altho i must question the lak of respekt for the law of copyrite chiz chiz

Anyone recognise their old teachers?


Latin teacher late again :fadein:

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Postby chittani » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:06 pm

Hey! Planet, how do you do that?

Teach me, teach me!

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Postby Planet » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:33 pm

Well you just link the URL between

[!img]http://image_url/xxx.jpg [!/img] Remove the !

You have an IMG* button in the edit box. Technically if you don't own the original pictures web site you shouldn't really link it in otherwise the owning website gets lots of hits everytime someone views the message i.e on here on this BB but on occassion its OK.

If you right click on the image I put in my last post you'll see the URL

http://www.stcustards.free-online.co.uk ... s/pic5.gif

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Postby chittani » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:43 pm

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You may think I'm soft, but I'm hard. Damned hard.

Control, I think we have a positive ID on William Wray.

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Postby chittani » Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:47 pm

Celia

I hadn't thought of that, to be honest. No, I must say I had a better experience of him than you. I always recall him being more tolerant and open-minded than many people.

Free,

Those pictures are on the web site as well ...

http://www.stcustards.free-online.co.uk/masters/masters6.htm


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