Category Archives: school

It’s that one with the stripes…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s random dictionary words are: mease, raccahout, Tylopoda, interfenestration, barilla, and amylum. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s podcast first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Something to … Continue reading

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The stern-faced man boomed!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found between the thumb and forefinger of the right hand on Michelangelo’s ‘David’. (David) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I wonder how those spacemen are doing, are they still poised with their rayguns … Continue reading

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Just a few skimpy and thinned out items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: calamus, wazir, riparian, nilgal, hoity-toity, and dishabille. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s online session first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor … Continue reading

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Two shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: ajowan, sporangiole, zufolo, portlast, flaser, and micropegmatite. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning, ready for Professor Mouldie’s avatar Maude, who will … Continue reading

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A short scene in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather, will feature early morning tree leaf rustling jets from the west, a bright orange ball in the sky at dawn, all the birds looking puzzled and chirping in unison, and a sense of foreboding … Continue reading

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Childhood moon thinking…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s aspidistra is the one looking rather embarrassed and sheepish about its brown leaf ends. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I recall, as a child walking along with some relation, I forget who it was, on a cold crisp winter’s … Continue reading

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The thwarted piano…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s instruction is to put on a tricorn naval hat, climb up a pair of sturdy stepladders, look to left and then right with you right palm flat and horizontal above your eyes, sing a verse … Continue reading

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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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Mail art postcard. No. 4618…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: gadwall, Gadhel, Gaekwar, gadroon, gadsman, and thrum. 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 song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: viseogenic, gonophore, atrabilious, opisometer, frazil, and opificer. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor fail … Continue reading

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The ancient Roman oil lamp…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the cookie-cutter shark, the kissing gourami, Peters’ elephantnose fish, the threadfin bream, and the yellowfin croaker. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I was in secondary school we didn’t have a proper art teacher … Continue reading

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The chap inside there must be crackers…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: corybantic, lecherous, quotidian, theopneust, fiducial, bombycid, and fidgety. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, it’s got spaceships and planets on the front and the back covers, but a lot of the stories inside are set … Continue reading

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I say you chaps! Queer noises in the night!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Naos – the sanctuary or principal chamber of a Greek temple, containing the statue of the god. I was thinking of building a naos in my house and having a statue of … Continue reading

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Bossy Bates was the bully of the fourth…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s honoured guests are the Pope Francis lookalike twins Barbara and Maude Fush – do come on up and sit on your papal thrones, my word, I can smell the myrrh in your incense from here!… … Continue reading

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High jinks in the sixth form common room…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s half-eaten apple is the one left on the low wall at the entrance to the church. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh dear, Bob seems to have pal who is being a bit of problem… Yes, this is an … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4542…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: zucchetto, peplos, gazogene, pugging, aubade, and falcade. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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My personal details (Part two)…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 18th c. expletive is Gadso! – which looks at first as if it could be a corruption of God save me, but according to Bozzimacoo: Origins & Meanings of Oaths and Swearwords by Mary Marshall … Continue reading

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At the Nat. Hist. Mus. South Ken. SW7…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s popular, but very scary maniac is Donald John Trump. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s another picture, a scanned 35mm negative, from my days of old-style film and darkroom photography. It was probably taken about fifteen or twenty years … Continue reading

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A few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s fruit is the rosy round apple sitting on its own in the centre of a large polished oak table in a sunlit room. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 281. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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Haircut Sir?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s sounds are: creak, rattle, rumble, creak, rattle, rumble, thud, drip, drip, drip. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s an old post rehashed, it’s from my early blogging days on that funny old thing called MySpace: Haircuts… Back in my … Continue reading

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