Category Archives: reading

Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: floppy, hindmost, resorptive, turdine, hauriant, opsonic, and fidgety. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 407. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found robins nesting in my Steinway. A single overheard remark: … Continue reading

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‘A’ lies anywhere on the minor axis…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: cockatrice, orogenesis, spane, lazar, prepollence, and zounds. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will conduct … Continue reading

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I’m not really sure if this is interesting enough…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith (1892). Mr Pooter: ‘I advise you to think of earning your living before entangling yourself with a wife whom you will have … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith (1892): I ascertained that the cause of the row was, that Sarah had accused Mrs Birrell of tearing the pages out of … Continue reading

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Mummy, can I have some more spam please?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the first sigh upon waking on an overcast Monday morning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I usually get a couple of items of spam landing flapping like freshly caught fish in … Continue reading

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It’s a menace to the spaceways Pete…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Weese Ritherspoon and Lurt Bancaster. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Imagine we are going back in time, to visit Britain in the 1950s. See… Ah, it’s Christmas morning. Little Billy wakes, rubs the sleep from … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the deepwater flathead, the grunt sculpin, the luderick, the baikal oilfish, the betta, and the bigscale pomfret. Just going by the name, which of these fish would you choose to … Continue reading

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