Greensleeves

Why was one of my history teachers at school known as “Greensleeves?”
Nothing to do with Henry VIII (of England) who is said to have written the song of that name but may just have nicked the credit and royalties from whoever did write it.

No.

My teacher, I kid you not, wiped his nose – not once, mind, but regularly – by moving his arm across it from his elbow down to his cuff. What else are young lads going to call someone who does that?

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  1. Bigrab

    How merciless we were. A geography teacher with a neck stoop at our school was called ‘Bucket Heid’. Another with almost no neck was called ‘Giraffe’.

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