||: New boy
|To let off
To fart or as school dictionary would say 'slight
explosion between the legs'
Name given to describe nasal pickings aka a
bogey, hence "How many crows can pick from
your nose in an English country garden".
Name given to a lump of phlegm
Skiving, truanting, skipping a lesson
Rough book... aka your class work book'
Name applied to the less attractive girls from
Gilbert Burrows' misnomer for vocabulary test
Spit or spittle - as in "We're having a
contest to see who can yocker highest up the
bus-stop pole". (OED please note!)
Severely beaten....derivation obvious
Used to denote a loose cigarette, especially when
purchased from Maisie's cafe.
||: Detention after school
He was the prefect they sent out from the school
canteen when there were two or three spaces left
at the first sitting at dinner-time. If you
wanted to eat with your mates at the second
sitting (thus avoiding a cold dinner if you were
caught by The Nab) you moved quickly in the
||: Frank Webster's graphic
illustration of this involved the introduction of
a ruler to the backside, low pressure with the
flat side and the more painful high pressure
applied with the thin edge. Painful!
The announcement "He's got a cherry
on!" was guaranteed to enhance and prolong
the sufferer's embarrassment
exhibitionist, a show-off, an attention seeker.
Possibly a mispronunciation of
"poseur", but the related
- to show off
- the act of posing
were also in common