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But everybody likes Charlie Chaplin Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the snake-headed one from Hermopolis Magna, the goddess Hauhet. Her associations are: primeval, formlessness, and flood force. (Hauhet) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I think I’ve always been a bit of an ‘outsider’ – ever … Continue reading

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Then suddenly you tread on his corn…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the plangent sound of the word ‘plangent’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Good god! What a nasty looking bunch!… This is the cover of a British 1960s pulp supernatural thriller, another tattered Badger Book … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘rampant’ – of a beast, rearing up to fight. When I was having my coat of arms done I wanted a ‘hamster rampant’, but the College of Heralds would have none of … Continue reading

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When cool, add the musk…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: chawdron, chasuble, chassepot, chasmogamy, chausses, and bilimbi. 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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Hm… there’s a word in my head…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s hot water tap that refused to turn off was the one in my bathroom – damn! Now, where the hell is that stopcock?… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tiepolo… I was walking into town a couple of days ago … Continue reading

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Decalcomania revisited…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting china teapot is the one shaped like a kettle, these usually come paired with a kettle shaped like a china teapot. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa! He looks a bit ancient Greek doesn’t he? Ah, another of … Continue reading

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Our lovely national roundels…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is: As sharp as two pins. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, you see, back in the 1950s here in the UK people didn’t fill their spare time with staring at screens and poking their fingers … Continue reading

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