09-07-2007, 08:55 PM
The valedictorian isn't something that is commonplace in schools in Britain, although some will have adopted it, as many have done with other north American schooling traditions, it isn't something you're likely to find easily.
Originally Posted by Werewolf_sympathiser
At my school, the Head Boy and Head Girl gave speeches in the summer to the rest of the school in July, and in August, during the Sixth Form End of Year ceremony to award the students that achieved the highest grades in each subject and to wish everyone well for their Higher Education endeavours.
09-09-2007, 01:16 AM
This is probably a really stupid question, but is Victoria's Secret as common over in Briatain as it is here? This is for a humor fic about Voldy's 85-pound girlfriend (think Paris Hilton with less clothing)
09-09-2007, 01:34 AM
Victoria's secrets? I can't say I've heard of it, but then, I live in a really scabby part of England... Checking the wiki page though, there doesn't seem to be a massive worldwide campaign, and they don't have a British website... There might be a few shops, but it can't be as big as over there.
If you were after sexy lingerie though, your best bet'd be "Ann Summers"... Although, that might be a bit too kinky, so... D:
09-09-2007, 01:55 AM
Most people would know what Victoria's Secret is, so you could probably get away with referencing it, but as far as I know we don't have any branches here. The two main high street underwear shops I can think of are Ann Summers and La Senza. Like Toasty said, Ann Summers is quite kinky, and it's also rather cheap and tacky, so unless that's what you're going for (which if if it's a Paris Hilton-type person I guess it could work, and who knows, Voldy might be into that kind of thing), then you might be better to use La Senza as it's a bit more up-market.
Originally Posted by Flobberworm93
09-09-2007, 04:44 AM
Does anyone know any common British surnames for a MWPP-era fic?
EDIT: Thanks, Toasty! That really helped!
It is for a pure-blood, but it's an OC pure-blood, so I'm taking some canonical liberties and creating a new pure-blood last name.
09-09-2007, 05:25 AM
Archer, Bailey, Carter, Chaplin, Fletcher, Gardner, Proctor, Ward
Smith, Jones, Williams, Taylor, Brown, Davies, Wilson, Roberts, Robinson, Thompson, Wright, Walker, White, Hughes, Edwards, Green, Lewis, Campbell, Stewart, Anderson, Scott, Reid, Murray, Macdonald, Paterson, Mitchell
Angelo, Boulstridge, Clayworth, Domville, Garrot, Gauge, Hollingberry, Helling, Lowsly, McQuillen, Witte
If you're doing a pure blood though, best steer away from them, eh?
Have fun. xD
09-09-2007, 10:47 AM
Cats cradle, Hopscotch, French skipping, skipping in general, clapping games, Jacks, marbles, it, truth and dare.
Originally Posted by AurorKeefy
Some clapping rhymes:
When Suzie was a baby, a baby suzie was
And she went waa waa waawaawaa
When suzie was a toddler, a toddler suzie was
and she went scribble scribble DOT DOT DOT!
You get the idea. This went on and on until finally :
When suzie was an angel, an angel suzie was
and she went Amen start again
Erm, what else...
Thats the way uhuh uhuh i like it uhuh uhuh etc. I never liked this one.
Pepsi cola... what were the words? I cant really remember... I think it went something like:
Pepsi cola, pepsi cola
ee i ee i pepsi cola
Girls have long hair boys have short
Boys have long legs, girls have short
Pepsi cola, pepsi cola, ee i ee i pepsi cola....or something of that ilk
Down in the jungle where nobody goes
Lived a big fat elephant picking his nose
With a pick pick here, and a pick pick there
Thats the way he was picking his nose
A sailer went to sea sea sea...but everyone knows that.
Oh, and the french skipping one:
Engand Ireland scotland wales
Inside outside inside on
And there was a rhyme, when just skipping:
In a little bumper car, number 49
Take it round the corner
Dont be late
Um, Grannys in the kitchen, doing a bit of stiching, how many stiches can she do? 1, 2,3...
Thats all i can remember for now