Monthly Archives: February 2015

Some small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s old wrinkled black and white snapshot is the one of me chatting about corgis with Her Majesty back in 1963 . >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 242. I’m sorry I’m late, but I needed … Continue reading

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Loud Mayonnaise…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: degras, deglutition, dehisce, deiparious, dejeune, and wagenboom. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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Nose long, white upper lip short…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s C17th English expletive is ‘I’fackins!’ – My little book on swearing doesn’t make it clear whether the ‘I’ is sounded as the first person singular or as ‘ee’. I suppose after all these years it … Continue reading

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Veronica and curves…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s silly mammals are the ones with phones and watches. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> An airmail envelope gently thwacked through the letterbox this morning; it was from Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the Labour Party politician who charges £5,000 a day for giving a speech. (Jack) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Make out that all perfect.’ ‘Buckle nike-mo?’ ‘Look at the colouring on this floor!…’ ‘Oh … Continue reading

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Messing with letters… A minor gupset?

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘plangent’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A simple, but annoying puzzle involving the letter ‘G’. Yes, it does look like a poem doesn’t it? But no, it isn’t one. … Continue reading

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Yes, I think I’ll call it ‘Orange and Green’…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to bind them together with coarse tarry string, making sure that the pinched ends are still exposed, and then slowly dip the completed bundle into the tub of heated emollient, then give it … Continue reading

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