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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice colours are: Bodmin blue, Tonbridge turquoise, Margate mauve, Yarmouth yellow, Rickmansworth russet, Peterborough pink, Godalming green, and Hull heliotrope. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘It deepened John, it deepened…’ ‘No, see it as an up-step Karl!’ ‘A … Continue reading

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Doom and the priest in the dim cupboard…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Dancing Men by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: (Watson) I looked in amazement at the absurd hieroglyphics upon the paper. “Why, Holmes, it is a … Continue reading

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Some people seem to like spam…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: wishy-washy, crinal, latrant, scatophagous, goliardic, sumphish, and bruised. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I remarked a week or two ago on these pages how the number of items of spam flopping and flapping into my … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: brandy blue, claret cream, ale azure, gin gentian, sak√© scarlet, cider cyan, and that pale blotchy pink that the old red stratocaster went after being bathed in sunlight in a music shop window … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: bourasque, vibraculum, spulye, flammenwerfer, dicynodont, pauldron, and saxaul. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor may … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dance is the mambo. Come on Stella my dear, let’s mambo round the kitchen! Hey, watch out for that great big pan of mulligatawny simmering away on the stove!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Yes, you feel like there’s … Continue reading

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Coffee and Mayonnaise…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word lurid. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Last Thursday afternoon I was sitting in my favourite cafe; I was listening very carefully to the barely discernible snatches of customers’ conversation … Continue reading

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