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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902): “Hist!” cried Holmes, and I heard the sharp click of a cocking pistol. “Look out! It’s coming!” There was a thin, crisp, … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy things…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: ajowan, warray, peplos, distyle, scuppernong, and theotechny. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will be … Continue reading

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Some overheard, and definitely misheard, snatches of cafe conversation.

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me having a flaming row with President Richard Nixon in the oval office back in 1970 – gosh, just look at his eyes bulge with … 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 busy rearranging and dusting all the ornaments on the mantelpiece and sideboard using her trunk and a feather duster. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 396. I’m sorry … Continue reading

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What’s in Ugg’s handy snake-skin pouch?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Sally-port. A postern gate or passage underground from the inner to outer works of a fortification. I used to have a sally-port, but I had it filled in as soon as I … Continue reading

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Just a few small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: blesbok, lectisternium, sternutation, oubliette, yerk, and penneeck. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will not … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word misanthrope. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Before we go to today’s selection perhaps a word or two of explanation might be in order. In the cafe that day I … Continue reading

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