Category Archives: expletives

Gomez grasped a heavy idol to hurl…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one running out of the art gallery being chased by an angry attendant after touching eight of the paintings simultaneously. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It seems ages, dear reader, since I have shown you something … Continue reading

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Excuse me, can I interest you in a nice pair of…?

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: foetid, windring, quotidian, facinorous, jugate, ratiocinative, and paunchy. My heavy old dictionary says that one of these words comes from W. Shakespeare, can you guess which one it is? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Generally, … Continue reading

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So, did you get rid of it?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s very nice sounding word is, swarf. (S) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a photograph I took three or four months ago. A pretty ordinary, and some might say, mundane scene. Well, it’s ordinary around these parts of Dulltown … Continue reading

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Filling the time with lino…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s nice word is the verb to sidle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Do you get out much these days, Dave?…’ Ha! What a very silly question! But since I’m in the house a lot, these very strange and scary … Continue reading

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Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s sailors’ expletive from Victorian times is, Caulk me Dead Lights! Meaning, bung up my eyes! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 438. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to nip out to get some … Continue reading

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Just a few small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: absterge, magister, perradius, Midgard, spondee, urial and etiolate. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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Smooth the metal end down to the true shape….

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting fish names are: the Australian Prowfish, the Mahi-mahi, the Halfmoon, the Oldwife,  the Sand Stargazer, and the Vermillion Snapper. If you had to choose one of these fish to stand in as best man … Continue reading

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