Category Archives: reading

There’s something jolly fishy in that parcel…

But first… Dulltowm. UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: calumba, nematophore, skyre, lazzarone, wuther and lenocinium. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. You must be fully … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wrinkled old Polaroid snapshot is the one of me being lifted upside down by a grinning Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of The Terminator in 1983. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Professor Schmell’s laboratory was in the attic room … Continue reading

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Wax candles have two main failings…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one down at the local juggling club embarrassing all the members with his expertise. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’ve never seen an actual copy of the magazine of course – I’m talking about the Gadgets … Continue reading

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A thread through the upper mandible of the bill…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one getting stuck half way up the stairs on a double decker bus. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Suppose it was 1934! And suppose we lived in Britain. And suppose Google hadn’t been invented…’ It hadn’t! … Continue reading

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Some of George and Weedon’s characters…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like an owl hooting from an oak tree on a foggy damp night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now, dear reader, you may have noticed that over the past couple of months … Continue reading

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Look out! Here comes a lino print!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s very old expletive is, By the Mackins! My book on swearing (Bozzimaccoo: Origins & Meanings of Oaths and Swear Words by Mary Marshall [1975]) says it is, ‘Early, (a) rather uncouth corruption of Marry or … Continue reading

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Crush and her free spare character names…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: apple green, apple red, apple brown, apple azure, apple black, apple orange, apple mauve, and Appalachian Mountains. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I suppose if you write novels or short stories, choosing suitable names to … Continue reading

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