Category Archives: conversation

Just one or two titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: ventose, harmattan, bywoner, tapotement, yamen and gillyflower. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Tomorrow the professor will … 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 ‘tresses’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So you see, now they’ve got five bindings.’ ‘A fork in awe Cracksie, look on the side.’ ‘Beth Knee-Hoffer?’ ‘Ex-set the good neither … Continue reading

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Choosing a suitcase…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s joke is the one about the small smear of tomato sauce on the shoulder of the Prime Minister’s best pale blue suit. Oh, how we guffawed into our cupped hands in the corridors of power! … Continue reading

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Chair and Razor Barb…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of Vladimir Putin’s voice when he has a cold. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Dave!…’ ‘Yes?’ ‘Are you deliberately showing us the most boring picture in your collection?’ ‘Well, … Continue reading

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Just a few small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s parsnips are the sad ones in the bottom of the fridge that have gone soft and bendy, not hard and unyielding as they ought to be. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 333. I’m sorry … Continue reading

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Some small but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: In a swivel chair at the desk sat an elderly party in a dark grey suit with high lapels and too many buttons down … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me building sandcastles on the beach at Scarborough with Clark Gable and Ingrid Bergman in 1949. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘They’ll not know exackerly Tim…’ ‘Yeah wildoo, wildoo…’ … Continue reading

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