Monthly Archives: April 2016

Just click there Professor…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word flange. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Good morning Professor!’ ‘Eh? What?… Who the bloody hell are you?…’ ‘It’s me sir…’ ‘Ah, Brownlow – I didn’t recognise you with your … Continue reading

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No, sorry everyone, this isn’t art…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Sign of Four: Sherlock Homes took his bottle from the corner of the mantelpiece, and his hypodermic syringe from its neat morocco case. With his long, white, … Continue reading

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Some small but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is Crown-post: A post standing on a tie-beam and supporting a collar-purlin running immediately under the collar-beam of a rafter roof. Well, I’m glad we’ve finally got that sorted out, it’s been on … Continue reading

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Stella spots the snowflakes…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for money to grow on trees and for everyone to be penny wise and pound foolish, but of course do keep an eye on the markets. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Four Views’ (1994) Pastel and … Continue reading

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Messing with letters… Ignals…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: mappemond, sklim, temulence, mortiferous, fustanella, and bulbul. 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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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s fine 17th c. English expletive is ‘Stap me vitals!’ – and no, before you ask, I don’t know what ‘stap’ means – it sounds like it’s a verb though doesn’t it? Perhaps it’s a corruption … Continue reading

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Dear God… About my back…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s sound is that of a crystal chandelier falling from a high ceiling onto a marble floor. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, I was sitting on the upper deck of a bus yesterday afternoon; I was wondering why I … Continue reading

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