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Doom amongst the pipes…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: molecule mauve, yoicks yellow, bobbins brown, voluptuous violet, woolly white, and ripple red. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, I don’t know if it was something left over from Dulltown 2017 City of Culture or … Continue reading

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Stella has new boots…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s combined insult and food is – You’re an arse omelette!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Landscape No. 87 (2005). Pencil on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″. ‘Oh, hello Stella. You’re early.’ ‘No, I’m not! What time did you … Continue reading

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It’s just to put my books on…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: subfusc, sublate, subah, submental, subsecive, succade, and yean. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the Professor … Continue reading

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That’s an odd composition Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old and little used expletive is Whirligigs! – a euphemism for the more common Balls! or Bollocks! I think I might try slipping it into conversation today, I’m sure it will trigger a few raised … Continue reading

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Well, that’s about it for the UK City of Culture then…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old-style expletive is Blast! It is probably naval in origin, Blast my timbers!, Blast my eyes!, etc. It sounds very tame these days, but it was once so frowned upon as to have euphemisms replace … Continue reading

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Rambling on about soldering my soldering iron…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s honoured guests are the Al Pacino lookalike twins Brad and Cicely Floom – come on up you two and sit on the sofa – gosh, what a pair of lovely careworn sneers you have!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s made up expletive is – Freeze my assets!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So then I had to pay for the whole bloody lot Frank…’ ‘It was the chuck-hold authority, yes it was!’ ‘Kirsten! Kirsten! It wasn’t me!’ ‘It … Continue reading

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