Monthly Archives: February 2019

Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old English expletive is – By the Bithmaskins! An ancient oath, but it was apparently was still in use in Lancashire as late as the 19th century. Probably a corruption and embellishment of – ‘By … Continue reading

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The wires may be passed through the fire to burn off the flies…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s simple, easily missed typing error is, East Yorkshite. (EY) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Come on! You like period dramas don’t you? Let’s get strapped into my new time machine and go back to visit Britain in the 1930s. … Continue reading

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Robots, tea, and the following day…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s albatross is the one sitting on a bar stool sipping a martini and frantically flicking through a copy of the Financial Times. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I am writing this yesterday. Well, of course as I write this … Continue reading

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A rather fine decalcomania monoprint…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Zebra Oto, the Smooth Dogfish, the Leatherjacket, the Dwarf Gourami, the Dusky Grouper, and the Halfmoon. If you had to be stuck in a jammed lift (elevator) for a … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4551…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s joke is the one about that Conservative politician – well actually it’s not really a joke – it’s just a very stylish picture of him. (Click here for JRM) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Aha, another of my mail … Continue reading

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Hi there!… It’s Mad Spam time!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Belgium bistre, Uruguay ultramarine, France fawn, Australia azure, Luxembourg lemon, India indigo, Ukraine umber, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a sort of greeny greyish brown. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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On the bus, and in the kitchen…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one who has cleared a space in the middle and is showing off doing lots of press-ups. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I boarded the bus in the Dulltown Interchange and took a … Continue reading

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