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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: abstrict, flong, lingster, limitrophe, scutage, unicameral, and inturbidate. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. As the professor … Continue reading

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A few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Adventure of the Cardboard Box: Watson: Finding that Holmes was too absorbed for conversation I had tossed aside the barren paper, and leaning back in my chair … Continue reading

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The last one in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: A tall handsome blonde, in a dress that looked like seawater sifted over with gold dust, came out of the Ladies’ Room touching up … Continue reading

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A few more small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown,UK: Today’s Aspidistra is the over-the-top exuberant lush flashy one. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 327. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found that someone had nailed my shoes to the floor. A single overheard remark: ‘Peter, … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘giggle’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Age headmen do make sure Jenifer…’ ‘Suck Ouch Farm?’ ‘Make you very much which way the bell went.’ ‘Speem! It’s total crapness asking … Continue reading

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Some snatches of song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to remove the greasy outer packaging, slip your fingers under the raised flaps ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, and ‘E’ (do not attempt to slip your fingers under flap ‘D’); light the protruding wicks on … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s slow motion image is that of a pink balloon of water landing and bursting on the bonnet of a grey 1960s Rolls Royce Phantom V… (RR) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Holy seraphim!…’ ‘It’s a mile left-handed business-wise!’ ‘The … Continue reading

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