Units' name change is pants

15th September 2000 at 01:00
I CAN only think that the person who thought of changing the name of pupil-referral units to complementary education centres or CECs (TES, September 1) has never lived in Liverpol where 'kex' referred to knickers and underpants as in "Have you changed your kex this week?"

Dr Mike Lydiat

Doc's Workshop

20 Bristol Road, Sheffield

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