One or two titchy items…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to put an empty cereal box on your head, wear dark glasses, and Morris dance into the town centre grinning at everyone on the way. (MD)

Excuses for being late. No. 328.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I was waiting for things to pan out.

A single overheard remark:
‘She’s the biggest white elephant in the room…’

After publishing yesterday’s post, Stella plumps for bourbons…, I noticed that when the link appeared on Twitter, a box had appeared which offered to translate the title from French for me.

‘I want to be a star!’
‘Oh?… What star do you want to be?’
‘What star?’
‘That one, that one over there, the really bright one.’
‘No, no, you can’t be Sirius!…’
‘But I am!…’

I don’t have a car, but if I did I’d have it repainted like one of Edward Wadsworth’s ‘dazzle camouflage’ warships of World War II. (Dazzle)

‘Now, here’s a question for you.’
‘Yes, do you ever get a mump, singular, or do they always come along in groups?’
‘That’s a very good question. A mump… I’ll have to think about that – you haven’t got one have you?’
‘No, it was just an idle thought.’

Yes, I’m thinking of changing my name to Ed Overheels.

A single overheard remark:
‘They can noticeboard themselves when they get there…’
(Hm, the verb ‘to noticeboard’ – I’ve not come across that one before.)

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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2 Responses to One or two titchy items…

  1. Dana Doran says:

    Hum, well, Ed (or is it ‘Ed – with a silent H?), I’m sure you’ll remember when communication was confined to words in the dictionary….and then rarely “new” words were added with great adulation and pronouncement! Last year I had a 3 hour (although it seemed to last longer) conversation, captive on a plane, with a 21 year old rapper/poet – – while I got the general gist, he felt the need to explain his slang (hella, bougie, etc.) so periodically he would stop for me to acknowledge I understood….because, apparently I’m old and don’t keep up well. I hope that doesn’t sound like humblebragging.

    • Dave Whatt says:

      Oh, yes Dana, it is Ed (head) – up in Northern England, here in Dulltown, we generally don’t sound our ‘H’s very often.
      Me, I think I’d have jumped out of the plane window if I had to chat to a young rapper/poet for three hours – gosh they are all so confident and macho!… I once did have a vinyl album of Run DMC though – it was not without wit…
      Humblebragging eh?…

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