Category Archives: food

One or two short but pithy items…

But First… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Music (1932): They lived neither in luxury nor in poverty, and went swimming in the sea almost all year round. The jellyfish, washed up onto the shingly beach, … Continue reading

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Brownlow and the professor receive a parcel…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word pamphlet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Brownlow!… Brownlow! Where the hell are you?’ ‘Oh, hello Professor, I was down in the basement dusting those rather cute canopic jars that … Continue reading

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Pivoting on the ball of the right foot…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the one with the erect phallus and double plumed headdress, the god Min; his main cult centres are Koptos and Akhmim, his associations are: fertility, mining, and the Eastern desert. (Min) … Continue reading

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An arty day out – part two…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: interpilaster, interosseous, internecine, interrex, interlard, intercolline, and cladode. 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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When cool, add the musk…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: chawdron, chasuble, chassepot, chasmogamy, chausses, and bilimbi. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is – as thin as two rails… (I notice that there is some online dispute raging on whether ‘rail’ in this simile refers to a fence rail or the bird.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Free … Continue reading

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Just a few smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the drunken one having difficulty playing the host’s ukulele. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 348. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was playing out a complicated scenario in my … Continue reading

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