Monthly Archives: September 2015

Smallish, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Victorian euphemistic expletive is By Jeremy! – Here ‘Jeremy’ obviously replaces Jesus. Perhaps this oath will come into use again now that we have a Jeremy as the new left-wing leader of the British Labour … Continue reading

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Fake bleak Dulltown…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is cushion capital – A Romanesque capital cut from a cube, with its lower parts rounded off to adapt it to a circular shaft; the remaining flat face of each side is generally … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s smell is that of people vaping at bus stops. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Heterosexual ramblings?’ ‘Wickly fine fits her quite well.’ ‘You could cod about that other husband Bob.’ ‘I, she okay… Get carving Sarah!’ ‘Thoughty means vacuum…’ … Continue reading

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The play’s the thing… (Hamlet. Act 2, scene 2)

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: crinal, grattoir, misfeign, switchel, inclip, and digamma. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Please note, the … Continue reading

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A linocut from 2014…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s unconnected words are: tremble, schist, candelabra, gum, onions, and thermometer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It seems a while since I forced you to look at one of my linocut prints – here’s one, I don’t think you’ve seen … Continue reading

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Jim, Spock, Steed, and Mrs Peel…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for the US dollar to be perky, the pound to be sullen, the euro to be skittish, the yuan to be beaming, and the cowry shell to be glowing in the noonday … Continue reading

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Doom and the pipes…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s giant panda is the one smoking a cigar in the back of that shiny black Rolls Royce. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tooting on pan pipes in the street is alright I suppose, but I’m not very keen on … Continue reading

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