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A bit of science in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Bodmin brown, Vancouver violet, Tallahassee turquoise, Minsk mauve, Bulawayo blue, Osaka orange, and Reykjavik red. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When preparing to drink tea in the cafe I usually take the teabag (green) out … Continue reading

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Mummy, what’s it all about?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 17th c. English expletive is Cots my lifekins! (I wonder if lifekins was pronounced life-e-kins?) ‘Cots’ is of course a corruption of ‘God’s, and the ‘kins’ is just a common suffix applied to many expletives … Continue reading

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Ugg and Lugg and thinking…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to take all your clothes off and lie on your bed looking up at the ceiling counting spiders whilst slapping your belly with the flat of your hand. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Ugg… Ugg… Ugg!…’ ‘Oh?… … Continue reading

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Veronica and the greased cogs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s special colours are: bugle black, ferret fawn, languid lemon, rhubarb rouge, godly grey, and voluptuous vert. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It must, as it was posted through the letterbox in the front door, have somehow slipped behind that … Continue reading

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The bicycle leaning against the London plane…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old Northern English expletive is, ‘By eck!’ or ‘Oh eck!’. The word ‘eck’ being a euphemism for ‘hell’, is also used nicely in the phrase ‘Will I eck as like’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Hey, I hear that … Continue reading

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My new religion…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a long sigh. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So Dave, when you start your new religion…’ ‘Hey, how did you know I was starting a new religion?’ ‘Oh, I hear things… … Continue reading

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‘I’m certainly not sniffing your flaps!…’

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘Holy snooks!’ – according to my old book on swearing this oath is popular in the US. Snooks apparently comes from ‘spooks’ (saints). Please try to include this colourful expletive in your conversation … Continue reading

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