Category Archives: expletives

Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one hogging all the party nibbles with her trunk and showing everyone her new phone. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Yes, it does feel like a Sunday…’ ‘My nails phenol – all along … 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 a few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s amusing expletive is ‘Ye Gods and little blue fishes!’ – a mysterious oath, but the inclusion of the word ‘blue’, due to the sound of its first three letters, may be a reference to that … Continue reading

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Spatter Painting No. 37…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s expletive is an Australian one – Bovril! It is a euphemism for Bullshit! – Bovril being an old-fashioned dark beefy sticky meat extract often consumed diluted in hot water as a revolting salty drink. (B) … Continue reading

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Still life with roses…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s expletive is the 17th, 18th c. popular English exclamation ‘Pish!’ It is probably a corruption of ‘God’s flesh’, ‘Pod’s flesh’, ‘P-sh’. An hour after the Great Fire of London had started, the Lord Mayor of … Continue reading

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A little bit more on ‘Hey up Ryuk!’…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s expletive is Meggins me! – as Meg is the Scottish form of Mary this is probably an old oath from those parts which is calling on the blessed virgin. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> After sharing my new ‘tune’ … Continue reading

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Caffeine fuelled horror in the supermarket…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s mild Victorian expletive is By Jabers! I suppose the ‘J’ gives away what is really meant here, it is of course a rather weak replacement for By Jesus! I always think that it is the … Continue reading

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