Monthly Archives: April 2012

Smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘pogonotomy’ – shaving. From the Greek ‘pogon’, ‘pogonos’, beard – and ‘tome’, a cutting. Well, I feel better for knowing that… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.117. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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‘Click’ from Veronica…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the Field Marshal’s baton getting bitten in two by the angry hippopotamus. Oh, how we chuckled! Google Image Result for http://www.antiques.co.uk/images/antiques/Original-Field-Marshal-Erwin-Rommel-Oil-Painting/1551/large/806FD355-423B-E366-213565C7C6A1D104.jpg >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A rambling email from Veronica Crush, writer and … Continue reading

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Overheard or misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s sound is that of a ghostly presence tapping on something behind the polished oak wainscoting… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Whole the mass together.’ ‘Other things were going on with our team.’ ‘She stole the voice.’ ‘I listened about … Continue reading

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…but words can never hurt me…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘brodekin’ – a buskin. ‘Buskin’ – a high thick-soled boot worn in ancient times by actors in tragedy. That reminds me, I must clean mine – they haven’t seen a lick of … Continue reading

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School bully…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘casemate’ – a vaulted room, with embrasures, built into the thickness of the ramparts. Yes, dear reader, I have a casemate built into my ramparts, but I didn’t bother with the embrasures, … Continue reading

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Tony and Simon entertain…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘aventail’ – a chain mail neck guard. I have one of these, but only wear it during the Christmas shopping season. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tony Mayonnaise, writer and poet from the glory days of … Continue reading

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Sculpture on the bench…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the two eggs chatting in a bar when the subject of omelettes comes up in conversation. Oh how we smirked behind our hands! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘What’s all this then Dave?’ Yes… … Continue reading

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