Sidney Australia McDavid by Sidney Australia

Dooney’s Dictionary is back on the job, reporting directly from your nearest Fa(s)t Food Emporium. Time to eat your Tim-Bits. McDavid defined.  Read More →

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We’re back from summer holidays. Stay tuned for the standard Dooney’s array of essays,reviews and dictionary definitions. In the meantime, we’re reliably informed that coming soon to a bookstore (a bookstore? what’s that?) or e-book distribution point... [Read more...]

Norbert Ruebsaat Cabinet of Curiosities by Norbert Ruebsaat

When visiting my friend Barry in London recently I felt the city to be endless, chaotic, noisy, and I frequently got lost–in the streets, with their constantly changing names and directions, and the Underground with its cute ones—and had to resort to very expensive taxis... [Read more...]

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McDavid

Dooney’s Dictionary is back on the job, reporting directly from your nearest Fa(s)t Food Emporium. Time to eat your Tim-Bits.

McDavid defined.

McDavid defined.

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