Monthly Archives: September 2011

Mayonnaise melodies…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the humans who couldn’t see what was going on. Oh how we laughed! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A piece of cardboard from the packaging of a cheese and onion sandwich was put through … Continue reading

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Puffing Veronica…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘graip’ – (noun) Scottish.¬† A three or four pronged fork for lifting dung or digging potatoes. I had one, but gave it away as I didn’t use it much. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I suppose … Continue reading

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Oh, and another thing…

This is a sort of PS to my ‘trip to Leeds’ piece below: On the way back home from Leeds, the bus overtook a big lorry on the M62 motorway which didn’t have much on the back. I was puzzled. … Continue reading

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Art in Leeds…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘Confessio’ – In early medieval churches a subterranean chamber or recess located below or near the altar and sheltering a relic. I have one in the cupboard under my stairs; I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Scrapings from the bottom of the barrel…

Excuses for being late. No.75: I’m sorry I’m late, but I had Paul McCartney round asking to borrow a bottom E string. BBC Radio: A ‘Post Modernism’ expert: ‘Now we don’t have “isms” at all – we have pluralism.’ That … Continue reading

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Overheard and misheard snatches of street convertsation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather is partly stentorian, partly acquiescent. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘The blue jerk in ones.’ ‘Never seems to go.’ ‘Oh my tomplin…’ ‘It’s so tight, like a picket.’ ‘Lots of really big figures.’ ‘Check enderly.’ ‘Chuck up the … Continue reading

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Crush on the Neva….

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘splore’ (noun) Scottish – a frolic, a spree, an escapade, a row, a scrape. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Another communication from Veronica Crush, writer and poet from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, … Continue reading

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