Category Archives: writing

Some short, but pithy items (the lockdown version)…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: crunchy, ovate, shrieval, tussocky, soboliferous, iracund, and foppish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Short, but pithy items eh? Well, what with this current self-isolation, and that all the caf├ęs have shut down, my observations of … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise in the dark…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Austrian amber, Polish pink, Finnish fawn, Venezuelan violet, Madagascan mauve, Romanian russet, Turkish turquoise, and French Polish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We are now all in, what seems to be called, ‘UK lockdown’. Every … Continue reading

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Ah, more of those Crush names!…

But first… Dulltown. UK: Today’s lovely fish names are: the Crevice Kelpfish, the Eelpout, the Antenna Codlet, the Flabby Whalefish, the Hamlet, the Bamboo Shark, and the Merluccid Hake. If you needed to have a fish avatar, which of these … Continue reading

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Gomez grasped a heavy idol to hurl…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one running out of the art gallery being chased by an angry attendant after touching eight of the paintings simultaneously. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It seems ages, dear reader, since I have shown you something … Continue reading

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Just a few smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lovely fish names are: the Black Neon Tetra, the Combtail Gourami, the Butterfly Ray, the Fingerfish, the Emperor Bream, and the Firebar Danio. If you needed to invite an interesting fish to your cocktail party, … 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 unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like Mount Vesuvius – it does sit very nicely on one’s desk, and all the messy shavings are collected in the base. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sign up now for twenty … Continue reading

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This is Not Art. No. 47…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: ajowan, triblet, Platyhelminthes, gru-gru, skegger, and dvornik. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s budgerigar Eddie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Eddie will … Continue reading

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