Tag Archives: The Third Policeman

Ready to start chopping…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Flann O’Brien’s novel The Third Policeman: His face was gross and far from beautiful but he had modified and assembled his various unpleasant features in some skilful way so that they expressed … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Flann O’Brien’s novel The Third Policeman, written in the early 1940s, but not published until 1967 after the author’s death. ‘There now,’ said MacCruiskeen. ‘It is nearly too nice,’ I said at … Continue reading

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Doom in the early hours…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Flann O’Brien’s novel The Third Policeman: On the other hand I could not help recalling what the Sergeant had told me about his fears for his bicycle and his decision to keep … Continue reading

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Excuse me, is this the old folks’ table?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Flann O’Brien’s novel, The Third Policeman, written in the late 1930s, but not published until the 1960s: ‘What is your pronoun?’ he inquired. ‘I have no pronoun,’ I answered, hoping I knew … Continue reading

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Flann and eternity…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: ‘chauffer’, ‘moop’, ‘tuskar’, ‘proslambanomenos’, and ‘heortology’. Please look these words up – I may spring a surprise test on your understanding of them tomorrow… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dave, have you gone mad? You’ve … Continue reading

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