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A few smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s 17th c. English expletive is ‘Cat’s nouns!…’ – an obvious corruption of ‘God’s wounds’ – it’s a nice one though isn’t it? I might even try out ‘Cat’s verbs!’ today if a suitable occasion arises. … Continue reading

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Some more smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the Westminster politicians and the hundred lost files – oh, how we giggled and sighed with relief back in our cosy offices. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 215. I’m … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘Vitruvian opening’ – a doorway or window of which the sides incline slightly inwards towards the top, giving it a heavy Egyptian look. I used to have a Vitruvian opening, but one … Continue reading

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Veronica and spooks…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to locate the most expensive car in the car park, stand on its roof and sing Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I will Survive’ until the police come. (G.G.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> An email was received this morning … Continue reading

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A few small items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘Lentibulariaceae’ – the bladderwort and butterwort of tubifloral dicotyledons. Come on everybody, let’s all say the definition together – the bladderwort and butterwort of… Come on now, don’t be shy! Hey, you … Continue reading

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A few leftover items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: Statesmanlike, Sugary, Pickled, and Antifungal. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.126. I’m sorry I’m late, but my scat singing class ran on a bit late. Yes, she thoroughly wasted her life, she ended … Continue reading

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