Category Archives: swearing

Mail Art Postcard. No. 4587…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s expletive, is from Bob Acres, a character in Sheridan’s 1775 play The Rivals – after a musical evening he says, ‘Odds minims and crotchets! How she did chirrup!’ (From Bozzimacoo: Origins & Meanings of Oaths … Continue reading

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Just a few smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the drunken one having difficulty playing the host’s ukulele. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 348. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was playing out a complicated scenario in my … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s expletive was apparently a favourite of Queen Elizabeth 1 (1533 – 1603) – God’s death!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  ‘I don’t care if you are right or wrong Tony!…’ ‘Today I was mizz-rep…’ ‘Well, Andrew, it’s a tassel … Continue reading

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Just a few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s amusing expletive is ‘Ye Gods and little blue fishes!’ – a mysterious oath, but the inclusion of the word ‘blue’, due to the sound of its first three letters, may be a reference to that … Continue reading

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Doom and the vegetables…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a golf ball dropping down a hole. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> One of my favourite cafes is the one on the north-east side of the square called … Continue reading

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The Dream Drawing (Part Two)…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: grey, medium grey, light grey, pale grey, dark grey and dirty white. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So then, Part Two: Part One of this was yesterday’s post – click. Yes dear reader, I did manage to … Continue reading

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The enigmatic lino print explained…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s mock Victorian expletive, made up by Charles Dickens for one of his characters (so as to not offend his readers with a real oath) is ‘Ding me!…’ It sounds quite modern to me, ding me … Continue reading

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