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Shopping centre strangeness…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Cean Sonnery. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is a photograph of mine from last November. It’s funny how the way you phrase something substantially affects how it might be received. ‘Here is a photograph … 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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Excuse me, can I interest you in a nice pair of…?

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: foetid, windring, quotidian, facinorous, jugate, ratiocinative, and paunchy. My heavy old dictionary says that one of these words comes from W. Shakespeare, can you guess which one it is? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Generally, … 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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This is Not Art. No. 47…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: ajowan, triblet, Platyhelminthes, gru-gru, skegger, and dvornik. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s budgerigar Eddie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Eddie will … 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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Football for Surrealists. No. 4…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: picky, calumniatory, pellucid, subulate, walty, hodiernal, and gummy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Would you like to see again a picture of the front and back covers of my ancient junk shop book, Football Parade, … Continue reading

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