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That term which can get you beaten up, or get you bought a drink, depending on the circumstances. It's actually two schools in Bangalore, so being an alumnus of St. Joseph's Boys' (or European) High School needn't mean that boys from St. Joseph's Indian High School won't take a shy at you. But, in public school terms, it means that your mortal enemies are Germainites, Cottonians and Baldwinians. But, if you're a Josephite, you belong to India's oldest (and, some say largest), alumni association. Land up on the first Saturday of September, and you can have breakfast (eggs, sausages and bread, like in the pre-Independence days), biriyani and lots of beer. While watching the present students getting thulped at whatever sport they play against past students. As they say "What child? You want to play with bleddgy Ranji Trophy players and Olympians? Bledggy mad you must be!" Known for turning noses up at all girls' schools except Sophia's - across town, as opposed to Bishop Cotton's and Sacred Heart's, which are right next door on Residency Road.


Bledggy, coming from St. Joseph's, putting line on Francis Xavier girls, eh? Go to Sophia's, you dirty bugger; otherwise, full Germain's will come and thulp you shitless!
Added 2011-09-02 by VD
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