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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one hanging about outside the church, insisting on being included in all the wedding photos. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Girl, can you tell me why I’m round?’ ‘I found an empty heartache dhow.’ ‘You hardly … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s vole is the one trying on some plaid waistcoats in a posh shop on Savile Row. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Did you get stung Joan? Was it bomb cream?’ ‘Put it in a gritty cabinet. Yeah, just do … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading, and have nearly finished – I feel it’s not going to end well for Dreyer, Franz, and Martha: At the … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: grubby, tribrachic, mancando, wowf, chenopodiaceous, posological, and cuddly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sitting, pen in hand, in the café, he tilted his great round head trying to make out the lyrics of the song … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s brontosaurus is the one arguing with the bus driver about the effect of Brexit on public transport. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Me, I’d easily bet a stormer on it!’ ‘Wow! So Cherry Salford was worse for him then?’ … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s ancient British expletive is Od’s Bodkins! A corruption of ‘God’s body’. In 19th c. ‘flash’ or slang another ‘Bodikin’ was also well-known as a contraction of ‘Bawdy-ken’ or brothel, perhaps making the oath a risqué … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s ocelot is the one carefully locking her bike up to the railings outside the library. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Tony, it was only a day rotator!’ ‘Just a walk down from the fango?…’ ‘A spider-wife watch, and … Continue reading

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