Category Archives: swearing

Excuse me, is this the right shop?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s fine old expletive is – Bugger!… ‘Originally, to call someone a Bugger meant simply that you thought he/she was a heretic. The word comes from Bulgar, after an 11th c. sect of Bulgarian heretics.’ From … Continue reading

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Workshop hints and a nice haircut…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s food and insult combination is – You Battenberg buffoon! (B) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you may know dear reader, I do tend to buy strange old books from junk shops and charity shops, I always have. There … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4645…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s nice expletive is Blarm me! – this is obviously a corruption of the Cockney Blimey!, which is itself a corruption of Blind me! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Damn!…’ ‘What’s up?’ ‘The owl is on the sofa again…’ ‘Damn!…’ … Continue reading

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Yet more Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s combined food and insult is – you twat-cake! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, what’s this, clattering through my letterbox and skimming aerodynamically across the tiled floor this bright May Day morning? Aha! It’s an envelope with airmail stickers … Continue reading

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Feet have worn the paint off the domes…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s very old oath, (with local connections) is: From Hell, Hull and Halifax Good Lord Deliver Us! ‘In the medieval wool town of Halifax anyone who stole goods worth 13-1/2 pence or more was executed on … Continue reading

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Doom amongst the pipes…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: molecule mauve, yoicks yellow, bobbins brown, voluptuous violet, woolly white, and ripple red. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, I don’t know if it was something left over from Dulltown 2017 City of Culture or … Continue reading

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It’s just to put my books on…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: subfusc, sublate, subah, submental, subsecive, succade, and yean. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the Professor … Continue reading

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