Observations…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘bummock’ (Orkney) a brewing of ale for a feast. Come on everyone – let’s get pissed…
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A single overheard remark:
‘The place was an absolute grotto!’

In town today there were lots of people with sad eyes and resigned smiles. They looked like they needed someone to run up to them and give them a good tickle.

The squeaky hinges on the door of the gents toilet in the House of Fraser department store in Dulltown play the tune of the McDonald’s catch phrase ‘I’m lovin’ it!’

A single overheard remark:
‘I had to cover the vowels…’

‘Style’
I suppose that if you are a very overweight middle-aged chap who likes to wear a red and yellow striped sports shirt with bright blue and white checked shorts, whilst slowly waddling through town eating a cheeseburger, it would be essential that you should have large blue/grey tattoos on the backs of your plump pale hairy calves…
Damn! Let my camera at home today…

Excuses for being late. No.107.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to sharpen the spike on top of my lightning conductor.

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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5 Responses to Observations…

  1. Snoring Dog Studio says:

    That’s quite a day. I don’t get the grotto comment. But that’s what will be stuck in my head all day.

    • Dave Whatt says:

      Ah, the overheard ‘grotto’ remark. It think the explanation might go like this: In the UK in the 1960s, there appeared the slang word ‘grotty’. It may have come from Liverpool with the Beatles, it being a shortening of the word ‘grotesque’. It has come to mean cheap, nasty, low quality, trashy. I think the person I overheard was possibly a bit confused, and replaced ‘grotty’ with ‘grotto’. How’s that for an explanation?…http://www.thefreedictionary.com/grotty

      • Snoring Dog Studio says:

        It works for me. I know the word, “grotty” and used to use it in the 60’s myself.

  2. Priya says:

    “In town today there were lots of people with sad eyes and resigned smiles. They looked like they needed someone to run up to them and give them a good tickle.” 🙂 What a day, particularly since you saw the tattooed calves man and didn’t have a camera!

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