Monthly Archives: September 2012

Tony in the night…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘gaberlunzie’ – a beggar’s pouch ; a strolling beggar. I had a gaberlunzie to keep my plectra and spare guitar strings in, but I lost it overboard on the New Holland Ferry … Continue reading

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The girl in the diaphanous cone…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: ‘Parallel’, ‘Brobdingnagian’, ‘Convoluted’, and ‘Febrile’. Please try to use at least two of these words in conversation today. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Could an Egyptian curse travel across the world and the centuries?’ Well, I think … Continue reading

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Possibly a bit feverish. No.2…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘Demilune’ – in military architecture, a detached crescent-shaped or triangular outwork, built in the moat. I used to have a demilune in my moat, but I had it removed; the frogs and … Continue reading

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What have those TV ads been telling us?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the High Court Judge and the barbecued jodhpurs. Oh, how we guffawed into our wigs! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We approach collagen in a whole new way – too much data! – believe … Continue reading

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Possibly a bit feverish?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather is clanging galvanised buckets bouncing off tilted squeaking step-ladders made of water. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Make sure you get plenty of sleep… and liquids – is it a cold? – is it some sort of bug? … Continue reading

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Veronica again…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for quantitative easing to leak from its tin and stain the linoleum on the landing, and for small coins to jump out of the slots in their plastic money boxes. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh … Continue reading

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Stella and the blobs…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘chapeau’ – a hat with a turned-up fur lining symbolising dignity. I had one of those, but the cat used to drag it around the house and ruined it. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘What the … Continue reading

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