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In this tub bruise the rhubarb…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: fluffy white goblins playing amongst the clouds; almost invisible blue sharks swimming in the afternoon sky; a giant blood orange on the horizon at dusk; and later, the Milky Way will be … Continue reading

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The chap inside there must be crackers…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: corybantic, lecherous, quotidian, theopneust, fiducial, bombycid, and fidgety. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, it’s got spaceships and planets on the front and the back covers, but a lot of the stories inside are set … Continue reading

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Stella mentions turbidity…

But first… Dulltown. UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the sound of a low flying jet aircraft – a good pourer, but the tea goes cold pretty quickly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Aphrodite at the Waterhole No. 19. (1996). … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4648…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: … he was running hard, with occasional little springs, such as a weary man gives who is little accustomed to set … Continue reading

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When the merry-thought has been removed…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: apparator, apothecuium, apomixis, aposcope, apocarpous, apopohthegm, and ultion. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning – should the … Continue reading

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Excuse me, is this the right shop?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s fine old expletive is – Bugger!… ‘Originally, to call someone a Bugger meant simply that you thought he/she was a heretic. The word comes from Bulgar, after an 11th c. sect of Bulgarian heretics.’ From … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise and dirty water…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for money to grow on trees and for bankers to snuggle up and roll about in large heaps of gold coins and large denomination paper currency. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The other morning I was … Continue reading

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