Tag Archives: God

Something is forming in the dust…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: (Europe, gosh we’ll be leaving tomorrow!): Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I finished re-reading a few weeks ago: Martha danced automatically, feeling not so much the rhythm of the … Continue reading

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Doom and the famous poet…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s old-fashioned American expletive is, No Sir-ee Bob!… ‘Bob’ being an obvious euphemism for ‘God’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yesterday as I was cutting through the Dulltown railway station, now part of the Interchange, I noticed travellers and passers-by … 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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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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Spam, spammed, spamming, spammable…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: aphotic, aorist, antithalian, aplustre, apercu, and Baphomet. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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Just some smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Armored searobin, the Clingfish, the Glowlight danio, the Houndshark, and the Sand stargazer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 381. I’m sorry I’m late, but I needed to dust … Continue reading

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A few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual white china teapot is the one shaped like the cry of a solitary seagull soaring over the white cliffs of Dover. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 378. I’m sorry I’m late, but I … Continue reading

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