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Song lyrics misheard over the pre-lockdown cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather unpleasant word is rhapsody. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mummer mummer doe, whoo blue, Themroc.’ ‘I bleeth you, oh my differing soul!’ ‘My dry sky high now!…’ ‘So, I pah pah, I’m hopping my tubes!…’ ‘Dough home neat, … Continue reading

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Doom outside Boots…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the dark: ‘I want to live with you quite openly,’ she blubbered. ‘In your own home. And to see people…’ ‘Very well,’ he said, rising to … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads want us to do?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: crackly, Barmecidal, sposhy, xiphoid, schizopodal, facinorous, and spongy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Don’t miss out! – bold bright blooms! – multiply your winnings 500 times! – go behind the scenes – lowest ever fibre … Continue reading

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The undersea marauder began to whirl…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word, word. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, what do you fancy today dear reader? Spacemen and spaceships floating about in the blue void? Gladiator antics? High jinks in a … Continue reading

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Some cobbled together short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: boxy, Bajocian, varsal, quotidian, lageniform, pterygoid, and woolly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you might know dear reader, I used to do these ‘short but pithy’ compilations quite regularly, but with the great lockdown … Continue reading

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Rambling and ranting on aesthetics…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Satrick Pwayze. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I overheard someone discussing whether some person they knew had an aesthetic sense or not. Of course, it’s not really one of the physical ‘senses’, is it? I … Continue reading

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Tea and curves…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: gummy, tegumental, paschal, sloomy, hierogrammatic, cadastral, and bouncy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I do keep posting these pictures showing the early stages of ideas for lino prints, don’t I? Do you find them at … Continue reading

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So, what’s happened to our months then?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s well-established English expletive is Codswallop! e.g. You, are talking codswallop! There are several ideas on the origin of this word; they involve ‘cod’ meaning scrotum, and ‘wallop’ being a euphemism for Bollocks. But I have … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafĂ© hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to sit by an upstairs window of your house and when people walk past, tap on the glass to attract their attention, and then hold up large photographs of your bare elbows. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Rambling on about teeth, and masks…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: tenebrae, pemphigus, compursion, roker, bonduc, and elytrum. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s avatar first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning – extra marks … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dance is the shimmy. Come on, let’s shimmy around the kitchen for ten minutes as we whistle a good tune! (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> To the next level of performance! – a wide range of gifts – … Continue reading

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A small matter of existence…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s confused film star is Gohn Joodman. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I suppose when you decide to go to art school, it might be because you have the idea of becoming, that odd being, an artist. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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I see that you are starting another one Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found on a marble bench in the ‘Whispering Gallery’ in St Paul’s Cathedral. (WG St P C) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’m glad that I keep doing them. What else would I … Continue reading

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Rambling on about yesterday’s print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Parekklesion – in Byzantine architecture, a chapel, either free-standing or attached. I was at one time thinking of having a parekklesion, but being non-believer, it wouldn’t really get used much and it … Continue reading

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Filling the time with lino…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s nice word is the verb to sidle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Do you get out much these days, Dave?…’ Ha! What a very silly question! But since I’m in the house a lot, these very strange and scary … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like Mount Vesuvius – it does sit very nicely on one’s desk, and all the messy shavings are collected in the base. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sign up now for twenty … Continue reading

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Excuse me, what did you just say he was?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s giraffe is the one showing off trying to juggle packs of toilet rolls outside the supermarket… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘He’s absolutely boneless!…’ ‘Bone idle?’ ‘No, boneless.’ ‘Not useless, nor listless?’ ‘He never has a proper list – … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I finished re-reading a couple of months ago: It was yet another Sunday. Dreyer and Tom went out for a little walk. All the … Continue reading

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Just a few small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s anaconda is the one trying out sofas and settees in a posh department store. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 431. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was looking for something suitable to put on … Continue reading

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Yes, there was something in the night…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I re-read a few weeks ago, marking in pencil my favourite bits of Nabby’s writing. Martha, on her husband: With her whole being she … Continue reading

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