+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 44
General Chat Thread, Down with the Kids in General; Originally Posted by mrbios Kids here greet my manager with "YES MURF" (his names merv) .......since when did "yes" become ...
  1. #16
    Pete10141748's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,365
    Thank Post
    106
    Thanked 220 Times in 130 Posts
    Rep Power
    86
    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    Kids here greet my manager with "YES MURF" (his names merv) .......since when did "yes" become a conversation starting word or greeting? o_O
    Quite a while ago if you live here in Luton, I remember it being around when I was in high school 14+ years ago!

    It tends to be used by the more, shall we say, 'street' speaking youths around here...

  2. #17
    36Degrees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    1,060
    Thank Post
    165
    Thanked 153 Times in 124 Posts
    Rep Power
    52
    I often get "Miss told me to come here and ask for <manager_first_name> or <technician_first_name>" and the "Oh, while you're here <manager_first_name>" when you walk in a classroom. Then the pupils think it's great they know your first name, especially when other teaching staff including SLT always refer to you as <mr_surname>.

    Another random thing is that some of the Year 11s call their teacher just by his surname with a y on the end (if you know what I mean). I know he was always telling them not to so I wonder if he's given up or decided that the more he tells them not to do it the more they will do it.

  3. #18
    Chris_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    689
    Thank Post
    133
    Thanked 115 Times in 98 Posts
    Rep Power
    44
    Some kids call me Draco apparently I look like Draco Malfoy?! Others refer to me as Mr $surname or sir...

  4. #19
    gibbo_ap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Staffs, UK
    Posts
    937
    Thank Post
    233
    Thanked 81 Times in 64 Posts
    Rep Power
    36
    walking through town during easter i hear "ooo hi Mr $boss'_surname" and their friends corrected them and giggled.

    we dont have real problems here, afew staff do call me by my first name in class rooms but the kids never have.

    you do hear the occasional "cheers mate"

  5. #20
    Sirbendy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    2,298
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 203 Times in 154 Posts
    Rep Power
    110
    I get "Karl" (name), or "Ben" (as in Bill &)..NM is Bill I'm guessing.

    We've also been referred to as "Gods", "geek squad", "Nerve Centre" (by the head!)..the list goes on.

    Our Radio call-signs are "big boy" (6ft+ NM), and "Rubber Duck" (Me, because..why not.).

    Such lines as "Come in big boy, come in big boy, it's rubber duck. we have a situation down here." always make people smile..
    Last edited by Sirbendy; 3rd May 2012 at 02:10 PM.

  6. #21

    X-13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    /dev/null
    Posts
    9,143
    Thank Post
    596
    Thanked 1,960 Times in 1,358 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    818
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbendy View Post
    Our Radio call-signs are "big boy" (6ft+ NM), and "Rubber Duck" (Me, because..why not.).

    Such lines as "Come in big boy, come in big boy, it's rubber duck. we have a situation down here." always make people smile..

    I don't think I could do that...

  7. #22

    nephilim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Dunstable
    Posts
    12,026
    Thank Post
    1,631
    Thanked 1,920 Times in 1,419 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    434
    I was always the cool member of staff...last week of term I bought in an xbox for the IT suite (all games under age of 12, only those with exceptional behaviour could play and it was used on the projector)...the rest used the PC's with loosened restrictions (kids-tube opened up but monitored closely, games sites opened up with adblockers etc)

  8. #23
    Pete10141748's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,365
    Thank Post
    106
    Thanked 220 Times in 130 Posts
    Rep Power
    86
    I've had guests to the school say things like "OH so you're the resident geek here are you?" when I'm introduced to them.

    Though one of them (my favourite person to visit the school, coincedently) upon my introduction as IT Manager repled with "Ahhh, so, you're the guy who really runs things around here then *wink*"

    Made me chuckle, which was quite apt as he was in promoting "laughology"!

  9. #24
    Norphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Harpenden
    Posts
    2,365
    Thank Post
    54
    Thanked 309 Times in 240 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    119
    I used to get called Lurch in my old job and sometimes my manager and I were Pinky and the Brian

    I have no idea what they call me here, possibly something unpleasant

  10. #25

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Stockport
    Posts
    854
    Thank Post
    258
    Thanked 106 Times in 82 Posts
    Rep Power
    39
    I used to get called Neo at my last school due to the fact that I could normally be seen wandering round school wearing a 3/4 length leather jacket (although *pedantic hat on* Neo never actually wears a leather jacket in the Matrix), but I quite liked this.....was much better than the few kids who called me Peter Kay

  11. #26

    Edu-IT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    7,157
    Thank Post
    403
    Thanked 623 Times in 569 Posts
    Rep Power
    181
    Quote Originally Posted by Iain.Faulkner View Post
    I used to get called Neo at my last school due to the fact that I could normally be seen wandering round school wearing a 3/4 length leather jacket (although *pedantic hat on* Neo never actually wears a leather jacket in the Matrix), but I quite liked this.....was much better than the few kids who called me Peter Kay
    Haha!

    We're a first name school here.

  12. #27

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,962
    Thank Post
    159
    Thanked 152 Times in 116 Posts
    Rep Power
    49
    I was asked by a boy yesterday "My memory stick doesnt work. Are you the janitor?" That was a definite moment

  13. #28

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Surburbia
    Posts
    2,178
    Thank Post
    74
    Thanked 307 Times in 243 Posts
    Rep Power
    115
    :: Disappointed :: Was expecting a rousing call to depose Kids from their unprecedented position at the centre of the universe and get 'em all back to sweeping chimneys...

  14. #29

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,345
    Thank Post
    1,390
    Thanked 2,403 Times in 1,691 Posts
    Rep Power
    707
    I usually get called Mrs (name) Computer Person by the children. I'm actually Ms but I'm not going to argue!
    The staff are mostly careful not to call me by my first name in front of the children to keep things professional.
    The children like to come to see me because I have various posters around my workstation - from the ubiquitous 'Don't Panic - Turn it off and on Again' to the 'GeekHorde Membership' poster

  15. #30

    GrumbleDook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Gosport, Hampshire
    Posts
    9,939
    Thank Post
    1,343
    Thanked 1,787 Times in 1,110 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    595
    Satan, IT Troll, Mr Aaaaaanndddeeerrssssoooon, Sir, baldy, beardy, Mr $name, and Shep.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Pics] How To Scare The Kids [With A Snowman!]
    By DaveP in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28th February 2011, 09:58 PM
  2. [Video] With the exception of my wife and kids, the most beautiful I've seen today
    By ajbritton in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 8th May 2010, 12:41 PM
  3. Is your school going to continue with the KS3 ICT test?
    By broc in forum ICT KS3 SATS Tests
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 1st February 2008, 09:03 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 2nd May 2006, 10:42 AM
  5. Replies: 23
    Last Post: 6th February 2006, 03:05 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •