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Cherub, scarab, and arse…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for people to alternately clutch banknotes to their chests and jingle their coins in their pockets. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a photo from last year, it was probably taken round about October time. I … Continue reading

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One or two shortish, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: ruminant, prefrontal, suffruticose, micropegmatitic, complanate, theotechnic, and wickered. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 386. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was emptying my mousetraps. A single overheard remark: ‘She’d heat … Continue reading

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What I did on my day off – supplement…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: minx mauve, rollicking ruby, fuming fawn, artificial azure, wacky white, bluebottle black, and that odd grey that my best leather jacket went after it had been left too near the electric … Continue reading

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Do you want to look at my calves?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive and insult is from Captain Francis Grose’s Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue 1785: ‘He would piss by the pot…’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Would you like to see my calves?’ ‘Eh?…’ ‘My calves…’ ‘What? Like small … Continue reading

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Bag with fecund grass…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s English 18th c. expletive is – He would lend his arse! That’s a great one isn’t it? What an image it conjures up! Hello, yes, it’s me. Now listen, I seem to remember lending you … Continue reading

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Kirk, Spock, and Mrs Peel…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured expletive is ‘arse!’  This is of course the same as the US ‘ass’, but the English version avoids any possible confusion between buttocks and donkeys which, for me, is a good thing – and … Continue reading

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A few observations on British and American English…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for apples to be rosy, meat to be juicy, dice to be tumbling, and for big cars to smell nice, and be really comfy… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Warning: This blog contains strong, but interesting, … Continue reading

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