day, I was chatting at the Model Railway club
when somebody brought up the topic of nicknames
for teachers and how they originated. I remember
that on one of my teaching practices in the early
seventies that the children called one maths
teacher, "Kodak" and they would not
tell me why. Then , the eureka moment arrived in
the staff room as I noticed his rapid blinking
and linked it to the Blinking Simple catchphrase
adopted by kodak! When I started my career in a
south coast comprehensive school, the students
told me about their tless than imaginative
teacher nicknames... Mr. Sullivan was
"Sully" and Mr. Rice was called
"Ricey" and so on!. In vain, I tried to
teach them that these were no more than
abbreviations with a "y" added!
brought me to peruse the staffing pages of the
website where I found nicknames such as 'The
Spitting Portcullis', 'Bullwinkle' and 'Judder'.
question is how were they derived!
Let us know
the provenance of these and other school
nicknames ..... can it also be extended to