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Mail Art Postcard No. 4623…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, who appears as a hippopotamus, is the goddess Ipet. Her main cult centre is Thebes and her attribute is ‘magical protection’. (Ipet) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, it makes me smile, and I stuck the … Continue reading

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Some smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s local village name that sounds like an expletive is Skeffling. (S.) ‘I don’t care! You can’t park your great fat-arsed SUV there, you skeffling oaf!…’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 220. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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It’s the way that they trail off and get embarrassing…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘ruddy’ – as in, ‘Ruddy hell Charles, look, a hippopotamus!…’ – a Victorian watering down of the word ‘bloody’, which was for some reason back then considered extremely offensive. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Oh, it’s all so … Continue reading

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