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Football for Surrealists. No. 5…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I am currently re-reading: His attire seemed rather foreign; that very blue shirt with a bright blue tie, that dark blue suit with … Continue reading

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Some short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s 18th c. English naval expletive is ‘Smite my timbers!’ According to my little book on swearing, Bozzimacccoo: Origins and Meanings of Oaths and Swear Words (1975) by Mary Marshall, ‘One Mathew Towgood moved house to … Continue reading

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