Tag Archives: Badger Books

Decibels of dirty socks…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: cockled, discal, manifold, suffruticose, noematical, doited, and wanwordy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it was everywhere, she dared not relax her vigilance… No, no, it’s alright, it’s just another junk shop 1960s cheap pulp … Continue reading

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An enormous hairy hand…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: peevish, suffruticose, ratheripe, hoity-toity, dowf, palingenetical, and chubby. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh dear! This looks cheerful doesn’t it? Yes, it’s another tatty old 1960s British pulp science fiction novel, a Badger Book, from … Continue reading

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Every kind of hideous creeping crawling horror…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: buxom, ringent, sarcous, laeotropic, entophytic, riparian, and stodgy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gosh! I seem to have been featuring these early 1960s science fiction and supernatural novels and collections of stories, published by Badger … Continue reading

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Gathering her filmy draperies about her…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: melancholy mauve, rugged russet, unruly ultramarine, yelping yellow, and boorish brown. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gosh!… I’m scared already!… No no, it’s just another British pulp paperback novel from the early 1960s – it’s a Badger … Continue reading

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A whirling cadenza of pure sound and colour…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 19th c. Cockney expletive is the popular ‘gorblimey!’ – a condensed form of ‘God blind me!’ Why does the word ‘gorblimey’ conjure up in my mind the grinning face of Dick Van Dyke?… (DVD) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Some smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is ‘eye-catcher’ – A decorative building, such as a sham ruin, usually built on an eminence in an English landscape park to terminate a view or otherwise punctuate the layout. ( From: A … Continue reading

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A welter of greyness…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is Extrados – the outer curved face of an arch or a vault. I noticed yesterday that I had a little bit of mould growing on my extrados – I must remember to … Continue reading

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