Category Archives: words

This is not art. No. 20…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the novel A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (published 1980): Patrolman Mancuso had put on the tights before the sergeant, who had pushed him out of the precinct and told … Continue reading

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Messing with letters… Yoddity?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is, as bald as two coots. (Coot) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is a simple, but annoying puzzle involving the letter ‘Y’. This is the final one of these dear reader, I have now done … Continue reading

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Then suddenly you tread on his corn…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the plangent sound of the word ‘plangent’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Good god! What a nasty looking bunch!… This is the cover of a British 1960s pulp supernatural thriller, another tattered Badger Book … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘rampant’ – of a beast, rearing up to fight. When I was having my coat of arms done I wanted a ‘hamster rampant’, but the College of Heralds would have none of … Continue reading

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When cool, add the musk…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: chawdron, chasuble, chassepot, chasmogamy, chausses, and bilimbi. 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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Mail art postcard No. 4688…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the smell of violets in a delicate Japanese vase on an ancient polished oak table in the withdrawing room of a stylish old country house in Shropshire … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is – as thin as two rails… (I notice that there is some online dispute raging on whether ‘rail’ in this simile refers to a fence rail or the bird.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Free … Continue reading

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