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Oh no Dave! Not blogging about blogging?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s clever-sounding foreign word is Weltanschauung. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I started this blogging lark I decided that I should try to post something every day – I’m not quite sure why, but it is something creative to … Continue reading

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That’s an odd composition Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old and little used expletive is Whirligigs! – a euphemism for the more common Balls! or Bollocks! I think I might try slipping it into conversation today, I’m sure it will trigger a few raised … Continue reading

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Messing with letters… Tediting…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather prim Victorian expletive is ‘By Gemini!’ – a fairly safe alternative to bursting out with, ‘Oh by Jesus!…’ when someone accidentally knocks a teacup over at the Vicarage garden party and splashes one’s wrist … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Victorian Cockney expletive is ‘Strewth!…’ – an effective oath, this is obviously a corruption of  ‘God’s truth’. I think it deserves to be brought back into regular use – why not slip it into your … Continue reading

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Dave dips into nature…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to go out and buy the biggest and silliest hat that you can find and swank around town for an hour or two in it, waving to strangers and whistling a merry tune … Continue reading

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Messing with letters… Zomniscience…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is… Oh, by the way, in 1623 an Act of Parliament was passed in England which made it a legal offence to swear. A fine of one shilling was imposed for every oath or … Continue reading

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A few observations on British and American English…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for apples to be rosy, meat to be juicy, dice to be tumbling, and for big cars to smell nice, and be really comfy… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Warning: This blog contains strong, but interesting, … Continue reading

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