Category Archives: conversation

Stella and my favourite things…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is – ‘As daft as two brushes…’ (Of course the insult ‘daft as a brush’ is slightly puzzling – someone once told me the original version was ‘Soft as a brush, and … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s expletive was apparently a favourite of Queen Elizabeth 1 (1533 – 1603) – God’s death!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  ‘I don’t care if you are right or wrong Tony!…’ ‘Today I was mizz-rep…’ ‘Well, Andrew, it’s a tassel … Continue reading

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Just one or two titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quote is from the novel A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole: (A C of D) On the river the freighters gliding through the lifting mist bellowed at one another, the sound of their … Continue reading

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So, where do you want to meet?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to unwrap the membrane and lay it out on a flat, yielding and welcoming surface such as a lush lawn, or a dewy meadow with wild flowers; use the iron stakes (supplied) to … Continue reading

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Choosing a good bottle of wine…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: propaganda pink, Michaelmas mauve, gigantic green, polyvinyl purple, whoosh white, and boggy brown. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So, Dave, tell me…’ ‘Eh?…’ ‘What do you look for when buying a bottle of wine?’ ‘Well I…’ ‘What?’ … Continue reading

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Just some short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing as a brick with a human head, or woman with bicornate uterus headdress, is the goddess Meskhenet. Her associations are: childbirth and destiny. (Meskhenet) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 345. … Continue reading

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Ugg and Lugg talk flint knapping…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: marrowless, marline, marocain, markhor, martagon, and brocket. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will be … Continue reading

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