Tag Archives: words

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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Rambling on about UFOs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: Michaelmas mauve, rope russet, Yucatan yellow, broiling blue, guppy green, frozen fawn, piglet purple, and broomstick brown. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Unidentified flying objects – UFOs. I’ve always like the idea of those; ever since I … 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 quotation is from the 1949 novel The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler. Our hero, private detective Philip Marlowe has been drugged: A face swam towards me out of the darkness. I changed direction and started … Continue reading

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Stella likes the squirting dollops…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: elater, ekka, elaeolite, eirenicon, eldritch, elasmobranch, and umbo. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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Just one or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: gambolling, chasmogamic, patrilocal, tympaniform, elytriform, caliginous, and rubbery. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 361. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was pestered by lots of autograph hunters. A single overheard … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of an old light bulb popping out in an empty house. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Kerosene wall fly, I wish you high.’ ‘Whoo-oo-oo… Whoo-oo-oo…’ ‘Bernie, you are the … Continue reading

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The lady on the bus…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov‘s novel Despair (1965 version), a sort of ‘murder mystery’: He fed in a businesslike and very disgusting manner. His method of dealing with poached eggs was to give the yolk … Continue reading

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