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Some cobbled together short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: boxy, Bajocian, varsal, quotidian, lageniform, pterygoid, and woolly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you might know dear reader, I used to do these ‘short but pithy’ compilations quite regularly, but with the great lockdown … Continue reading

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Just a few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s aspidistra is the one that does plenty of deep thinking. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> These ‘short items’ pieces have thinned out quite a lot over the last few months of self-isolation, but I have managed to collect just … Continue reading

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Drama in the back street…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s suit of armour is complete except for one vambrace, which was missing when it came back from the cleaners. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s another photograph of mine from last December – do you think it is … Continue reading

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Just a few skimpy and thinned out items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: calamus, wazir, riparian, nilgal, hoity-toity, and dishabille. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s online session first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor … Continue reading

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Some short, but pithy items (the lockdown version)…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: crunchy, ovate, shrieval, tussocky, soboliferous, iracund, and foppish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Short, but pithy items eh? Well, what with this current self-isolation, and that all the caf├ęs have shut down, my observations of … Continue reading

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Just a few smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lovely fish names are: the Black Neon Tetra, the Combtail Gourami, the Butterfly Ray, the Fingerfish, the Emperor Bream, and the Firebar Danio. If you needed to invite an interesting fish to your cocktail party, … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Tolstoy turquoise, Gorky green, Gogol grey, Bulgakov blue, Lermontov lemon, Pushkin purple and Dostoyevsky denim. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 439. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to go … Continue reading

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Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s sailors’ expletive from Victorian times is, Caulk me Dead Lights! Meaning, bung up my eyes! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 438. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to nip out to get some … Continue reading

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Just a few small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: absterge, magister, perradius, Midgard, spondee, urial and etiolate. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: pulpit pink, nave navy, cloister cream, vestry violet, organ orange, pew puce, and belfry blue. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 436: I’m sorry I’m late, but I was greasing my … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, just three days left!): Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: ribald, amitotic, penthemimeral, spoffish, Zaporogian, nullifidian, and bamboozled. (Click?) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 435. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was having a problem … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only a few days to go!): Today’s fruit, having body image issues, and has started a course of exercises at the local gym, is the pomegranate. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Geoff Bummage was taking an evening walk with … Continue reading

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A few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s quotation is from the science book, Life On the Edge, by Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden, which I am currently reading. It is about the surprising role of quantum effects in the workings of biology: … Continue reading

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People Referring to Their Timetables…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel, King, Queen, Knave, which I have recently been re-reading: In the dining room they sat facing each other across the table. Dreyer was finishing what remained of the … Continue reading

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Just a few small items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film star is, Jamuel L. Sackson. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 428. I’m sorry I’m late, but I discovered that my Ponzi scheme was crashing. A single overheard remark: ‘Brandon, I’ve wanted nuggets … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one drinking cappuccino out of a bucket using her trunk. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 427. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to scrape a Banksy off … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dance is the Frug. It is a cold gloomy day, but let’s all frug around in the garden for ten minutes anyway! (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 426. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: bloody, haptotropic, perradial, suaveolent, Heliconian, and choppy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 425. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was polishing my Irish backstop. A single overheard remark: ‘But what … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: arapaima, zymome, reckling, Tylopoda, manjack, and filioque. 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 a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel, King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading: Martha threw off her orange peignoir, and as she drew back her elbows to adjust a necklace her angelically lovely … Continue reading

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