Monthly Archives: July 2013

Oh, those nice endpapers…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: sleech, monostrophic, fronton, colophon, and tribometer. Please look these words up and be ready to introduce them into suitable sentences when you are asked to do so. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> There is a … Continue reading

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Pithy bits with added spam…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Captain Beefheart quote is: ‘A chain with yellow lights, that glistens like oiled beads…’ (Beefheart) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 176. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to deal with a speck of … Continue reading

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It’s just algae on the gates…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather is composed of lofty braziers of glowing coals rubbing shoulders with leaky galvanised buckets of grey cold water. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is a beautifully painted landscape. Oh, the grey blue slightly overcast sky, the cloudy … Continue reading

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What are those TV ads trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to walk into town with a banana and pretend to be smoking it like a cigar; don’t forget to tap it with a finger as if removing the ash from the end as … Continue reading

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Bright big summer shorts…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s anteater is the vegetarian one. (Anteater) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So, Eddie, you are a really macho aggressive looking sort of chap, shaved head, tattoos, big shoulders, the odd facial scar, etc. – oh, you know, like Bruce … Continue reading

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The monochrome bright eye…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Captain Beefheart quote is, ‘Pair-a-pliers the willow dipped, rolled roots gnarled like rakers…’ (Beefheart) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hey up! (‘Northern English informal, used as a greeting or to draw attention to something.’ Oxford Dictionaries.) Hey up! – … Continue reading

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Overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: sambuca, lemma, ectozoon, bewray, and otiose. Please look these words up and use them in an appropriate manner in well constructed sentences tomorrow morning at breakfast. Marks will be awarded for … Continue reading

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Decalcomania obsession…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s made up words are ‘capsoh’ and ‘pinnew’. In order to check the non-existence of these words I did Google them and was reasonably successful, ‘Did you mean capso?’ ‘Did you mean pin new?’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hello, … Continue reading

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Doom creates quickly…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured adjectives are: rounded, unmasked, thixotropic, bungled, and greasy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I was sitting in a cafe yesterday with Clive Smythe, an old ‘friend’ from my school days who happened to be up in Dulltown on … Continue reading

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A short item and some little bits…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s unusual first name is Silence (female): A popular name amongst the Puritans, usually given to girls (well, what a surprise!) and is often shortened to Sill. It origin is probably from St Paul: ‘Let the … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Helen eats her cardigan…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around an odd and undefined smell coming from under the fridge. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘If a computer had a mind of it own!’… Yes, here is another British 1960s pulp science fiction novel … Continue reading

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Titchy snippets…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for the air to be filled with austerity bleached banknotes, but over a hidden substrate of closely packed weighty ingots. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 175. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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Gardens, Nature, and Weeds…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s zebra is the black and white spotted one. (I am always on the side of the outcast!) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Isn’t this magnificent? Yes? No?… Of course gardeners would call all these weeds… People talk a lot … Continue reading

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Sport rant, sport rant…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather features brassy bright loud cloudlessness and is accompanied by flopping tired birds and steaming slow-moving mammals. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I don’t like sport much… In childhood practical involvement in sport is encouraged, it’s to get the … Continue reading

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Snatches of overheard and misheard cafe pop lyrics…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s newly discovered word is prebend: A prebend is a type of benefice, which was usually drawn from specific sources in the income from cathedral estates. One who receives a prebend is called a prebendary. I … Continue reading

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Crush and the Towels…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s sound is that of an angry water-pistolled tomcat escaping through dense shrubbery. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I just received an email from Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now living in New … Continue reading

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The Tiny Japanese Band…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s colours are: black, grey, black, grey, black, grey, vermillion, black, grey. That vermillion was a surprise! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is a picture I took a couple of weeks ago in the small back room at a … Continue reading

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A short item from the past…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s selected adjectives are: chatty, antibacterial, mensurable, dioecious, chubby, and piebald. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This item was retrieved from the dark days two or three years ago when my blog was on something called Myspace, and is given … Continue reading

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Bus Station Drama and Golden Light…

But first,,, Dulltown, Europe: Today’s sloth is the early rising one. (Sloth) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The scene was Dulltown bus station, in the early evening, golden sunlight was raking across the area where the buses come in to turn to go into … Continue reading

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Pithy snippets…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Taj Mahal is the ugly one. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 174. I’m sorry I’m late, but somebody left a heavy bust of Napoleon in my porch. So, if you learn to play the … Continue reading

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