Category Archives: overheard

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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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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A few more small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown,UK: Today’s Aspidistra is the over-the-top exuberant lush flashy one. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 327. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found that someone had nailed my shoes to the floor. A single overheard remark: ‘Peter, … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘giggle’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Age headmen do make sure Jenifer…’ ‘Suck Ouch Farm?’ ‘Make you very much which way the bell went.’ ‘Speem! It’s total crapness asking … Continue reading

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