Category Archives: books

‘A’ lies anywhere on the minor axis…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: cockatrice, orogenesis, spane, lazar, prepollence, and zounds. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will conduct … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith (1892): I ascertained that the cause of the row was, that Sarah had accused Mrs Birrell of tearing the pages out of … Continue reading

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It’s a menace to the spaceways Pete…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Weese Ritherspoon and Lurt Bancaster. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Imagine we are going back in time, to visit Britain in the 1950s. See… Ah, it’s Christmas morning. Little Billy wakes, rubs the sleep from … Continue reading

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The feet moist, and the wattles bright red…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the one appearing as a woman with a lance, axe, and shield, the goddess Anat. Her association is with war. (Anat) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s about eight-inches by five-and-a-half, and about an inch-and-a-quarter … Continue reading

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A pair of suitable electric contacts…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s novel china teapot is the one shaped like a gust of wind blowing some autumn leaves around a lawn. It does keep the tea nice and warm, but it is not, as one might suspect, … Continue reading

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Marcus gets into a scrape…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s nice fish names are: the eucla cod, the Japanese eel, the neon tetra, the orbicular velvetfish, the hillstream loach, and the pineapplefish. If you were trying to impress someone by slipping one of these fish … Continue reading

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Spread over the ham, tongue, &c., with a feather…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Nuck Chorris and East Clintwood. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Eh?.. What?… What year is it?… Oh, yes it’s 1934… Well no, but let’s pretend. All we need do is open up that scruffy old … Continue reading

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