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The forensic time fillers…

But first… Dulltown,UK: Today’s dictionary words are: cooee, coomb, coontie, copple, copula, coquelicot, and bufflehead. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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That ad for the Rialtos gig…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old wrinkled Polaroid snapshot is the one of me and Dustin Hoffman drinking Coca-cola and eating doughnuts on the set of Midnight Cowboy in 1968. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dear reader, this is a blatantly promotional blog post. … Continue reading

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Just a few titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from the novel The High Window (1943): ‘Somebody had just opened the door of the outer office… It was a slim tall self-satisfied looking number in a tropical worsted suit of … Continue reading

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A few small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured letter of the alphabet is the capital ‘P’. The letter ‘P’ is an elegant upstanding letter, and ‘P’ is generally quite happy in his work, even if the other letters do refer to him … Continue reading

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Some smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured fruit is the smug flawless peach. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 236. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was held up at matins. A single overheard remark: ‘Is it best cheese, or what?…’ … Continue reading

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Bo and Elmore…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: ‘raffinose’, ‘tuath’, ‘zimocca’, ‘jeistiecor’, and ‘deipnosophist’. Please look these fine words up and use at least one of them in conversation today. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What’s this airmail letter? I don’t know anyone … Continue reading

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More competitive insults…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘maravedi’ – an obsolete Spanish copper coin of little value. Damn! and I’ve got jar full of them… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Hey you!’ ‘What?’ ‘You’re a dog arse tank boy!’ ‘What?’ ‘You heard me, … Continue reading

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