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Stella and my favourite things…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is – ‘As daft as two brushes…’ (Of course the insult ‘daft as a brush’ is slightly puzzling – someone once told me the original version was ‘Soft as a brush, and … Continue reading

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Looking up his nose online…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s fine old-fashioned insult is ‘blithering idiot’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Isaac Newton, he had a very intelligent nose…’ ‘Eh?… An ‘intelligent’ nose?’ ‘Mm…’ ‘Noses aren’t intelligent…’ ‘You think not?’ ‘No… I mean yes I do…’ ‘How so?…’ ‘What … Continue reading

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Verbal brain bubbles…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s English town that sounds like an insult is Sleaford. (S) ‘Oh, I wouldn’t trust him if I were you, he looks a real Sleaford…’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, these ‘Overheard and Misheard Snatches of Cafe Conversation’ that … Continue reading

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Overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s English town name that sounds like an insult is Pudsey. (P.) ‘Where did you get that hat? You look like a real pudsey in it!…’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I came up with a person in the end.’ … Continue reading

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Onwards and upwards…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s English town that sounds like an insult is Letchworth. (L.) ‘Hey!… How dare you push into the queue like that, you great Letchworth!…’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mummy…’ ‘Yes dear…’ ‘Why do people climb up mountains?’ ‘Nobody knows…’ … Continue reading

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