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What's in a name? Unfortunate Epithets.

Have just read the news that a new head teacher has been appointed at my daughter's potential primary school for September.  
I'm sure he's a fabulous teacher with a winning personality which will be necessary to fill the large shoes of the outgoing head. 
If Haringey's nonsense postcode lottery of application and selection, means we're fortunate enough to end up with a place at said primary, I hope that alongside my litany of other mental ills I don't develop Tourettes syndrome.  Parents evening could be an uncomfortable night.
Male heads at primary schools are rarer than hen's teeth so I wish him all the luck.  I understand the a neighbouring N4 Junior School has recruited a man too.  Talk about buses coming all at once...
As a quick afterthought I check my newsletter to see if this news is the product of a cheeky but mistimed April Fool but no. It's. his. name!

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Tags: Crouch End, Crouch End and Hornsey, Haringey, Hornsey, Junior Schools, London N8, Primary schools, Unfortunate epithets

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Comment by CrouchEnd Cupcake on April 1, 2011 at 23:27
His name doesn't really pertain to him being a teacher.  It's just something that I would have considered changing had my job been to head a school.  Just as well it's a primary though, blessed innocence may well protect him.
Comment by CrouchEnd Cupcake on April 1, 2011 at 10:43
Heh heh, I love "Nice Baps" for a bakery.  I might open a bakery and call it that.  My favourite shop name is a barbers somewhere near Hoxton called "It Will Grow Back".  Next time I'm in the vicinity I will take a pic.
Comment by Adrian Essex on April 1, 2011 at 9:52
A baker's in Bedfordshire run by John O'Toole (who really should have a hardware store) called 'Nice Baps' has been criticised for its tacky name. I don't agree with the critics. I also like Amazing Grates the fireplace retailer, Head Jogs the hairdresser (and Ryan Hair, Million Hairs, Hairitage, March Hair), Floral and Hardy, Florist Gump. And the Nobody Inn which is increasingly true of many pubs.
Comment by Adrian Essex on April 1, 2011 at 8:02
Mr Trunchball?, Mr. P.D.File?, Wackford Squeers?
Comment by Adrian Essex on April 1, 2011 at 7:11
This is tantalising. I've read and re-read the post but I can't see the name. I've heard of Mr Flood the plumber, and Larry Speakes was a spokesman for Ronald Reagan and Bernard the crook Madoff with all the money and the completely ludicrous Lord Justice Judge. Is Dr Beever a vet or a gynaecologist? What can this new headteacher be - Mr Birch the disciplinarian? Mr Spelwel? Ivor Kane. I no longer want to know the answer just some more speculation please.

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