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One or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole: Santa grabbed the picture on the mantelpiece, a photograph of an ancient and hostile-looking woman in a black dress and black stockings standing in … Continue reading

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At the air show…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: distich, liquesce, posteen, decuman, laniary, selictar, and catapan. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one hogging all the party nibbles with her trunk and showing everyone her new phone. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Yes, it does feel like a Sunday…’ ‘My nails phenol – all along … 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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Just a few smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the drunken one having difficulty playing the host’s ukulele. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 348. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was playing out a complicated scenario in my … Continue reading

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Dave and his abbreviations…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me with a barrow load of rubble sharing a joke with Howard Carter in Egypt in 1922. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Dave…’ ‘Eh?…’ ‘Is that the little notebook … Continue reading

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Some more short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (published. 1980). The green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and … Continue reading

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