Tag Archives: Albert and Madge

Straining out the last dregs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient expletive is Od’s Boddikins! – a corruption of ‘God’s body’ with the playful diminutive ‘ikins’ glued on the end – so, I suppose it means ‘God’s cute little body’ then?… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This cheap old … Continue reading

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Our lovely national roundels…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is: As sharp as two pins. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, you see, back in the 1950s here in the UK people didn’t fill their spare time with staring at screens and poking their fingers … Continue reading

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Filed into a number of notches…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting china teapot is the one shaped like the head of President Donald J Trump. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Come on dear reader! Let’s go back and visit the Britain of the mid 1950s. It was an interesting … Continue reading

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‘With a wire brush to promote early release…’

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: brackish black, porcupine pink, acrobatic azure, broom brown, voluptuous violet and ‘orrible orange. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now, what’s this drab little book with the dark red cloth cover and the cream coloured spine – goodness … Continue reading

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Screwed down to a suitable wooden base…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: nauseous, interradial, sebiferous, whopping, nook-shotten, exophagous, coracoid, and floppy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We do like our gadgets, don’t we? We have always liked gadgets. Way back in the 1950s we liked them, even … Continue reading

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I been working on the boat…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: brittle black, ormolu orange, temperamental turquoise, fragile fawn, and pork pink. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now, that post I did about a week ago on an item from the 1954 Gadgets Annual which also featured Madge … Continue reading

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Noisy but amusing!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from the novel The High Window (1943): ‘Your powers of observation startle me’ I said. He looked surprised. He almost forgot to fingernail the ash of his cigarette. But not quite. … Continue reading

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