Category Archives: Dulltown

The Red Chair…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured letter of the alphabet is the capital ‘T’. A very popular letter is the capital ‘T’, especially with the little lower case letters – they cluster round and shelter under him when it’s raining … Continue reading

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One or two short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word filigree. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 330. I’m sorry I’m late, but I fell asleep during my period of quiet contemplation. A single overheard … Continue reading

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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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One or two titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to put an empty cereal box on your head, wear dark glasses, and Morris dance into the town centre grinning at everyone on the way. (MD) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 328. … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Victorian expletive is one which sounds authentic, but rather than upsetting his readers with real oaths, was made up by Charles Dickens for one of his characters – ‘Dang my bootuns!’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘It’s one of … Continue reading

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