Category Archives: conversation

Counting things on the bus…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: moidore, mofette, Mohock, modillion, modena, and velitation. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Mrs Mouldie (Professor Mouldie will be at the horse races) first thing … Continue reading

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Brownlow and the professor on the phone…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s honoured guests are the Max Schreck Nosferatu lookalike twins Molly and Percy Piglow – come on up you two and join us on the sofa! My word! Your teeth look really convincing! Ouch!… (M.S.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Just a few small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting fish names are: the bigscale pomfret, the bonytail chub, the denticle herring, the houndshark, and the porgy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. 384. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was watering the hedgehogs. A … Continue reading

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Oh, not another one!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one beating everyone at table tennis down at the community centre. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I think it all starts when you are a kid. You see someone on TV standing holding one, and they … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Topday’s typing error is today’s… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘It was a fury hip, but on which record?’ ‘The new different owner is different.’ ‘A manky hall Paul? Tastard would be a first time…’ ‘A towel gets you snow … Continue reading

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A weir with swans…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Tholos – the dome of a circular building, or the building itself. e.g., the dome of a Mycenaean tomb. Unfortunately the Mycenaean tomb I found in my garden didn’t have its tholos … Continue reading

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And what work do you do?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word poppadoms. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Oh, hello…’ ‘Good morning..’ ‘What do you do for a living?’ ‘I’m a journalist.’ ‘Oh really? I thought you looked like the sort … Continue reading

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