Monthly Archives: March 2013

Pictures at an exhibition… a rant…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘epexegesis’ – the addition of words to make the sense more clear. I’m that sure I could supply a great deal more information on the meaning, uses, and origins of this little-used … Continue reading

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The Surface of the Earth…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather will be composed of deafening cloudness with ice elated showers. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, there I was, slouching down the road, in the cold and damp, a month or so ago, and not feeling very cheerful … Continue reading

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Doom versus Shakespeare…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘hexastyle’ – of a portico with six frontal columns. I had a hexastyle portico once, but I got tired of its blatant unrelenting symmetry. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Simon Doom, writer and poet from the … Continue reading

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So, what is it that the TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about Prince Charles and the two live clams in the overnight bag. Oh how we tittered in the plush palace corridors! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> An exclusive look! – with real meat juice – … Continue reading

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Zardos sat sneering…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: flanconade, pygostyle, godroon, cranreuch, and quillet. I would like you to look these words up and slip them into conversation today – marks will be awarded for diction. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, my … Continue reading

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Some smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s selected adjectives are ‘clockwise’, ‘damp’, ‘rectilinear’, ‘crepitating’, and ‘effervescent’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.163. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was unexpectedly subjected to quantum superposition. QS… ‘Humanity stands still by learning, but progresses … Continue reading

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Monochrome nostalgia…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s unusual first name is Zeppelina – a few English girls were named this in the early twentieth century, at the time when Zeppelins first appeared over the country. What a great name! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Shall we … Continue reading

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