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Choosing a name for the band…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: rumbling, brattling, Priapic, triarch, knurled, Peloponnesian, heteromorphic, and boggy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Hm, suppose, I was, forming a band…’ ‘Oh yes?…’ ‘Yes…’ ‘Have you been in bands before?’ ‘Me? Of course I have!’ … Continue reading

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That warrant and those squeaks…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found between pages 224 and 225 of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s funny when you have several things, random ones, that come together to form a little … Continue reading

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More free characters from Crush…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: booming, theodicean, inviolable, bryological, kittly, primulaceous, and rocking. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> No, really, some people, writers, dramatists, do find it difficult to dish out interesting names to the characters they have created – … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s really nice fish names are: the Canary Rockfish, the Cherubfish, the Flabby Whale Fish, the Luminous Hake, and the Barbeled Houndshark. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Wendy, it’s just like a mound-full.’ ‘Just check the diameter Paul, the old … Continue reading

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Some words that you won’t be needing…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting fish names are: the jewel fish, the humuhumunukunukuapua’a, the flagblenny, the cardinal tetra, and the delta smelt. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Good morning class… Today we will be thinking up and searching for words with which to … Continue reading

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Some more of those Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: umpteen,  impolitic, disjaskit, topsyturvy, calumniatory, and snappy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, good old Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now living in New York with tall tree … Continue reading

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Tacked around the periphery of the completed plaque…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the continent of Australia – the boiling water is introduced via the Gulf of Carpentaria, and the tea poured out from Cairns, but this design is, in … Continue reading

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