Category Archives: overheard

Half of an OHCC…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the one appearing as a falcon, the god Horus. His cult centres are Edfu, Hierakonpolis, and Behdet, and his associations are sky and kingship. (Horus) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, yesterday, carrying my tray┬áI … Continue reading

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Just a few small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: wergild, impolder, Columber, Neotian, ewhow, and baldmoney. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor arrive … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one ignoring all the guests and is instead watching a David Attenborough documentary on the TV. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 387. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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The extended embarrassment on the bus…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather may include: exalted blueness with scattered sharp descending opals, ribald rising fluffiness in grey and white, strange wisps erupting from the jagged treetops, and the threat of crepuscular red chafing in the west, before … Continue reading

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One or two shortish, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: ruminant, prefrontal, suffruticose, micropegmatitic, complanate, theotechnic, and wickered. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 386. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was emptying my mousetraps. A single overheard remark: ‘She’d heat … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dance is the mambo. Come on Stella my dear, let’s mambo round the kitchen! Hey, watch out for that great big pan of mulligatawny simmering away on the stove!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Yes, you feel like there’s … Continue reading

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Coffee and Mayonnaise…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word lurid. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Last Thursday afternoon I was sitting in my favourite cafe; I was listening very carefully to the barely discernible snatches of customers’ conversation … Continue reading

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