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Look out! Here comes a lino print!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s very old expletive is, By the Mackins! My book on swearing (Bozzimaccoo: Origins & Meanings of Oaths and Swear Words by Mary Marshall [1975]) says it is, ‘Early, (a) rather uncouth corruption of Marry or … Continue reading

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The Snout on the Eka…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is Capot me! – An 18th and 19th century exclamation, equivalent to ‘stone me!’… If something untoward and upsetting happens today, do feel free to use it… Let’s try to get it back into … Continue reading

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