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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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You see, the trouble with sculpture is…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: appanage, apostil, apophyge, apomixis, apparitor, apperception, and wappens. 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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It’s pretty foursquare with a lot of red…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the sound of a low augmented fifth played on a nicely polished harpsichord in a large hall. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm… I’m not sure.. This photo (from early last … Continue reading

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Avenger Trek revisited…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual and interesting china teapot is the one shaped like the flukes of Moby Dick – although this pot is easy in the hand, it is unfortunately a rather awkward pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, I see … Continue reading

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