In honour of Queen’s College’s 89th anniversary here are 15 phrases only QC girls will understand

Queens College Yaba turned 89 today, and the old girl in me couldn’t resist doing a post on it. So in honour of our anniversary here are ten phrases only true Queens will understand, and I broke them down for the civilians too.

Bubblers, who were at the top of the social class.
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Slackers, well the opposite of bubblers obviously.
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Scruples, Miss World had nothing on whoever was crowned Miss Scruples.
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Matys, who were the school mothers to all school mothers.

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Shouts out to all the Matys

Form orders, because calling them tests were way too basic
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Scan, your last resort when there was a water scarcity
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PQC ending almost every address with, You must act in a seemly manner at all times, delivered slow and somber for effect.
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Pass on the torch…still brightly gleaming.
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Across, which somehow meant both the boarding house and classroom area depending on where you were.
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Solowack, you know what they say about people who eat alone.
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Chonko, who was so much more than an admirer. And Chonkorize which meant so much more than to admire. (Yes our slangs had derivatives too)
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Portion, the only place where getting a portion wasn’t necessarily the best thing.
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O Lord by whose manifold grace
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Hearing the words Cross Over after prep, (and no we are not talking about new year’s cross over service).
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QCOGs, the greatest of all OGs
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Gully, because glutton wasn’t enough to describe a greedy person.
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Betche person, the highest form of compliment
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