Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902):
“Hist!” cried Holmes, and I heard the sharp click of a cocking pistol. “Look out! It’s coming!”
There was a thin, crisp, continuous patter from somewhere in the heart of that crawling bank. The cloud was within fifty yards of where we lay, and we glared at it, all three, uncertain what horror was about to break from the heart of it. I was at Holmes’s elbow, and I glanced for an instant at his face. It was pale and exultant, his eyes shining brightly in the moonlight. But suddenly they started forward in a rigid, fixed stare, and his lips parted in amazement…

‘They are happy in their sundown…’
‘It’s the first in Accrington with a five-year gap.’
‘People are worried in their walls Bob.’
‘A minister who was a bit weird?’
‘Grandma was born, was born!’
‘An interesting dance, and a numbing wig.’
‘On paper it’s a pagey procedure.’
‘Not a knot-wert?…’
‘A purple reference, and it’s tax as you go!’
‘She gets cottage and a street session included.’
‘What?… A functionette?’
‘So, the vassal was six holes then?’
‘Dophters, my crikey, and a downed ghoul.’
‘It can go away in a one-twelve cabinet?’
‘Rain drops and music box fun!’
‘Get a stronger pole with structions with it Martin.’
‘The same girl at work got factored in again…’
‘Money is a carbuncle, Kenny had one of those.’
‘I took 750 meat sins hanging as they were.’
‘And that’s the end of the ring-road marrows!’
‘He had a Danzig streak…’
‘A single wallet, and four men?’
‘Jerry, it’s a counter-catch pole!…’
For some information of how these lines are compiled you could click here.

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 Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

  1. Dana Doran says:

    Meat sins? Oh! Those farting cows must surely be a sin!

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