Category Archives: expletives

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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The enigmatic lino print explained…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s mock Victorian expletive, made up by Charles Dickens for one of his characters (so as to not offend his readers with a real oath) is ‘Ding me!…’ It sounds quite modern to me, ding me … Continue reading

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The PCCP in the City of Culture…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured vegetable is the dusty and morose sweet potato slouching against a full carton of milk on the kitchen worktop. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well dear reader, I hope you are not easily upset by what the TV … Continue reading

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Installing a silly extra socket for almost no reason…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Victorian English expletive is ‘ruddy!’. One of the most frowned upon expletives of that time was, for some reason, the word ‘bloody’ – I don’t think it was upsetting for what it actually meant, but … Continue reading

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