Tag Archives: expletives

Oh, what’s that noise?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one finally discovered on the glass shelf in Donald Trump’s bathroom. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Reading my stuff on these pages, you might have noticed that I might be a little bit, shall we … Continue reading

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That warrant and those squeaks…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found between pages 224 and 225 of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s funny when you have several things, random ones, that come together to form a little … Continue reading

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Marcus gets into a scrape…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s nice fish names are: the eucla cod, the Japanese eel, the neon tetra, the orbicular velvetfish, the hillstream loach, and the pineapplefish. If you were trying to impress someone by slipping one of these fish … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise and the mahogany chair…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film stars are: Farrison Hord and Hatharine Kepburn. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was raining hard and diagonal yesterday so I nipped into the Dulltown Art Gallery for shelter and I had a look at the couple … Continue reading

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Mummy, what’s it all about?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 17th c. English expletive is Cots my lifekins! (I wonder if lifekins was pronounced life-e-kins?) ‘Cots’ is of course a corruption of ‘God’s, and the ‘kins’ is just a common suffix applied to many expletives … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s nice fish names are: the Arapaima, the Black Scabbardfish, the Topminnow, the Zingel, and the Snubnose Parasitic Eel. If you were to choose one of these to use as an expletive, which one would it … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old English expletive is – By the Bithmaskins! An ancient oath, but it was apparently was still in use in Lancashire as late as the 19th century. Probably a corruption and embellishment of – ‘By … Continue reading

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