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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one flicking through an old hardback copy of The Hound of the Baskervilles, waving her trunk around and snorting with derision. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 420. I’m … Continue reading

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And what work do you do?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word poppadoms. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Oh, hello…’ ‘Good morning..’ ‘What do you do for a living?’ ‘I’m a journalist.’ ‘Oh really? I thought you looked like the sort … Continue reading

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Do you like grammar at all?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the woman with cow ears, or horns, and sun disc on head, or a perched falcon on head – the goddess Hathor. Her attributes are: Canopic, lungs, North mother, love, fertility, … Continue reading

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Bad news, good news…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s 18th c. expletive (from that nice little book Bozzimacoo: Origins and Meanings of Oaths and Swearwords (1975) by Mary Marshall) is ‘Dead Chelsea by God!’ – apparently the exclamation of a soldier wounded at the … Continue reading

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Journalism and the arts…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘fountain’ – a roundel bearing blue and white wavy bars. Google Image Result for http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/Fontana_coa.svg >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The following piece should really be read in a French Accent: ‘Excuse me… Mr Van Gogh?’ … Continue reading

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