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Some snatches of overheard pre-lockdown cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: mortar mauve, timber turquoise, concrete cream, plaster puce, rendering red, acrow azure, beam burgundy, and skip scarlet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I have a cupsee sometimes Don…’ ‘Really poorly, really poorly…’ ‘Bob Wheezeness?’ ‘This … Continue reading

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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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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub – pre-lockdown…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: armpit moistness, a bright burning thing in the sky, birds being annoying, eggs frying on car roofs, dogs snoozing under dank bushes, and vertical still bedsheets steaming on clotheslines… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I’m all … Continue reading

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Some (pre-lockdown) overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: gritty, Wormian, geosynclinal, chlamydate, papular, splenic, and boggy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Na warra mean?…’ ‘You know where I going with that then?’ ‘Michello, you know she brought it out in him!…’ ‘I coined … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I finished re-reading a month or two ago: She (Margot) shrugged her shoulders, picked up the book, and turned her back to him. … Continue reading

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Ludwig and lino…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Ford fawn, Bentley brown, Toyota turquoise, Maserati mauve, Peugeot pink, Cadillac cream, Volvo violet, and Renault rust. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I am writing this (well actually I was writing this yesterday afternoon, with … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Pad Britt. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, of course, with self-isolation, I’ve not been out cafe-ing for some time now; I do miss it. But here are some snatches from those days which were … Continue reading

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Overheard and misheard snatches of conversation from back in the days of cafés…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: buttercup pink, buttercup orange, buttercup black, buttercup brown, buttercup grey, and buttercup ultramarine. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Christa! I seen him too!’ ‘Fresh, or buttered? Har har har har!’ ‘So, it was tree-wise training … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the café hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to sit by an upstairs window of your house and when people walk past, tap on the glass to attract their attention, and then hold up large photographs of your bare elbows. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Some pre-isolation snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Beff Jridges. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Luckily I have a good wad of these ‘overheard and misheard’s ripped-out notebook pages stored up from more carefree days. In the cafés back then, when I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub (from pre-isolation days)…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s very nice fish names are: the Arrowtooth Eel, the Green Spotted Puffer, the Lenok, the Nurseryfish, and the Graveldiver. If you had a cute puppy that you wanted to name after a fish, which one … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to lie down on the floor, close your eyes, take long slow deep breaths, calm your mind, fill your imagination with levitating perfect spheres of white light, feel the whole planet rotate under … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: araeostyle, wampish, prad, spink, greenockite, nawab, and embrangle. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning – as the … 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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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: growling, abaxial, oblate, triapsidal, locuplete, hegemonic, and crispy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘And he gave it to everyone else on the bloody bus!’ ‘Richard, a framer’s brother with long leaders.’ ‘Then there was raggamain … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, the one wearing throne headdress, is the goddess Isis, her role and association is, Mother of the King, and Magic. (Click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I can’t slump – I feel coal – there’s no … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Bodmin brown, Yarmouth yellow, Renfrew red, Wetwang white, Poplar pink, Cleckheaton carmine, Todmorden taupe, and the funny colour of that small scuff at the bottom of the fridge door. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘What? … 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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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s show-off acrobat is the one going up the stairs on the bus upside down. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Old tubes, end of my love, spot is clean now!’ ‘I light my walls two by two.’ ‘No girl, I’ll … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: wersh, thrasonic, fusiform, mansworn, graptolitic, and buxom. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘It’s the tree of knowledge Barbara.’ ‘We did go round the rostrum, I remember that!’ ‘It’s the wicker!…’ ‘What? Just colours and memories?…’ … Continue reading

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