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Some misheard snatches of classical singing on the radio…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for the high number of workers around the world who are inconsiderately dying, to continue to have a serious and inevitable detrimental impact on financial growth. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, instead of sitting in … Continue reading

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But should I go to Uni?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: tatty, dyspathetic, mazarinade, saxicavous, byssoid, inchoate, and salty. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mum…’ ‘Yes dear?’ ‘Why do people go to colleges, and universities?’ ‘Colleges and universities are a bit like schools dear, people go … Continue reading

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So, what is that Avenger-Trek thing?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured dance is the Bachatango. Come on Stella, let’s bachatango round the house! Hey! Mind you don’t knock my aspidistra off its stand as you sashay past!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, it seems that my predilection for … Continue reading

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Some local colour…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s dictionary words are: abbacy, abature, abattis, aardwolf, abactinal, and triblet. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s Zoom session first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4755…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather unexpectedly spelled word is, Coccyx… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm… another of my mail art postcards, a simple collage on bright card using clippings from that asinine UK TV listings magazine What’s On TV. ‘Keep quiet! Hush!…’ … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice word is Despot. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Why not swap it for a pent-up turban?’ ‘Violency Ann?… Violency?…’ ‘She be fine – but she get snapped at…’ ‘Take it on the chin, you’re a fella!’ ‘I … Continue reading

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Is that for another lino print Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 17th and 18th c. American expletive is Holy fishcats! In the US, for some reason, the word ‘cat’ managed to become a euphemism for ‘God’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Meanwhile, back in the workshop… You might think that … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: isochasm, contrayerva, prest, wanderoo, diagometer, and avizandum. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Masks, gowns, and open-toed … Continue reading

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I always like to add something cute to the picture…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in Dr Watson’s waistcoat pocket. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do you like the intriguing title of today’s post, dear reader? As you might have observed, when I embark on a new … Continue reading

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So, is it a bird, or not?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s word, remembered from chemistry lessons back at school is, plumbum. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Two or three days ago I entitled my post ‘Recycling that bird thing’. I was designing a new lino print and had introduced into … Continue reading

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Doom from below…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Bracknell blue, Garstang green, Bromwich burgundy, Falmouth fawn, Todmorden turquoise, Perth pink, and Maughold mauve. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’m still a bit in semi-lockdown here in Dulltown, but I did slide into the … Continue reading

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Recycling that bird thing…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s made-up is word is Plem – which apart from forming a few technical acronyms, doesn’t seem to exist. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, another mug of tea, an orange plastic template of ellipses, a so far untouched lino … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: watery, cosmical, hippodamous, posological, morganatic, wankle, and sweaty. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Sail up the night, lurve, lurve, lurve…’ ‘Kiss me, I’m coconut rain – I smile…’ ‘Whooo-hooo-hooo!’ ‘On your face – you wipe … Continue reading

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Hang on, what was that again?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient suit of armour is the one which is complete except for a missing comb which should be on the helm. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Do you want another flat white from the bar?’ ‘No, no, I’m … Continue reading

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Ghosts: it’s only a matter of time…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark: ‘A certain man,’ said Rex, as he turned round the corner with Margot, ‘once lost a diamond cuff-link in the wide blue sea, and … Continue reading

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Drawing, and glueing my blocks…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s giraffe is the one mooching around Harrods department store looking for a nice winter balaclava. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Where will it all end? Surely there’ll come a point when I run out of ideas for these sodding … Continue reading

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Well, it was so very eye-catching, you see…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: weighty, phthalic, tetartohedral, wrawling, idiographic, eleutherian, and knobbly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You know, that moment, when something catches your eye… I suppose it was the combination of its shapes, and its ridiculously bright … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novel pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a Disney Mickey Mouse – it is obvious where you insert the pencil. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I’m going to get trial mushrooms.’ ‘And it was always Kitchener who pushed … Continue reading

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How about that lino print from yesterday?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually discovered amongst the detritus in the bottom of a magpie’s next. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh yes, as I was saying yesterday… (click here) After concluding my rambling tale of lino printing … Continue reading

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Spam – each onion plus the future…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Raymond Chandler’s 1958 novel Playback: ‘Well, well. Mr. Hard Guy in person. To what may we attribute this honour?’ ‘Umney’s expecting me.’ ‘Mister Umney to you, buster.’ ‘Boydie-boy to you, sister.’ She … Continue reading

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