Monthly Archives: November 2012

Doom drama.,..

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: ‘radula’, ‘radix’, ‘heeze’, and ‘couthie’. Please try to slip two or three of these into your conversation today. You may wish to look them up first though… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I had another … Continue reading

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Yet more pithy bits…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘mascle’ – a lozenge with its centre removed. Also called ‘A voided lozenge’. ‘A voided lozenge’ – I think I’d have that written on a t-shirt… Mascle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. … Continue reading

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The cheap drawing table…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s piece of classical music is Gustav Mahler’s Diddly Diddly Dance No. 3 in G# minor, known as ‘the dull one’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A while ago, a chap I know told me that a business friend of … Continue reading

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Art and ‘rivers’…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for the bankers to sandbag themselves into their towers whilst inflationary fat birds peck at the high windows with their nasty beaks. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I went to an art gallery opening night a … Continue reading

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Overheard and possibly misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: ‘coamings’, ‘meltith’, ‘umbles’, and ‘ultracrepidate’. Yes, dear reader, they are all real words – do take the time to look them up. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘But why would it stink?’ ‘Really friendly passages.’ … Continue reading

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Shouting Mayonnaise…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘gore’ – a portion of a shield cut off by a curved line, like a flanch, but ending in a point. Yes, I have always been confused between my gores and my … Continue reading

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Russet tones, grass, and Coke…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘galligaskins’ – wide hose or breeches : leggings. I have my pair out on the clothesline drying at the moment. They look very stylish swaying there steaming in the light breeze. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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