Tag Archives: expletives

Whoa! What’s that bloody noise?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word plethora. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I was last in the bustling city of Leeds, about an hour’s train ride from Dulltown, just out of habit, I found … Continue reading

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Doom in a sandwich…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: burnt burgundy, leaping lemon, reckless russet, manky mauve, bottle blue, fabulous fawn and godforsaken green. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was Thursday, yes, yesterday afternoon it was, in the middle of town, near the still fenced-off … Continue reading

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A little bit more on ‘Hey up Ryuk!’…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s expletive is Meggins me! – as Meg is the Scottish form of Mary this is probably an old oath from those parts which is calling on the blessed virgin. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> After sharing my new ‘tune’ … Continue reading

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The Dream Drawing (Part Two)…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: grey, medium grey, light grey, pale grey, dark grey and dirty white. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So then, Part Two: Part One of this was yesterday’s post – click. Yes dear reader, I did manage to … Continue reading

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Some more Crush characters…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: A tall, fine-looking man in a grey suit cut by an angel suddenly stood up from a small table by the wall and walked … Continue reading

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A few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Adventure of the Cardboard Box: Watson: Finding that Holmes was too absorbed for conversation I had tossed aside the barren paper, and leaning back in my chair … Continue reading

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The enigmatic lino print explained…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s mock Victorian expletive, made up by Charles Dickens for one of his characters (so as to not offend his readers with a real oath) is ‘Ding me!…’ It sounds quite modern to me, ding me … Continue reading

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