The Towns Of 'Dull' And 'Boring' Forge An 'Exciting' Alliance

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How do you add a little excitement to your life if you lived in a town called 'Dull'? By forging an alliance with one called 'Boring' of course!

The idea for the partnership began when Scottish resident Elizabeth Leighton was bicycling in Oregon and came across the town of Boring. When she returned home, she mentioned it to a friend who lives in the small Scottish town of Dull, Perthshire, who in turn contacted Boring's officials to see if they would be interested in becoming 'twin' towns. They agreed immediately and the two even came up with an 'exciting' marketing tagline - 'Boring and Dull - A Pair For All Ages'.

Turns out that new twin towns have a lot more in common besides their unusual names. Both get lost of snow and rain each year, have close knit communities and are known for well - Not much!

Dull, which derives its name from the Gaelic word for 'meadow' and has less than 200 residents is completely rural, with not a single shop - Just two chalets that are rented out to the few tourists that stumble upon it, every year.

With about 8,000 residents, Boring, which was named after homesteader William H. Boring, is a little bigger, and does have a few historical homes that attract the occasional tourist. But as Bob Boring, the grandson succinctly sums it - 'There's not a lot that goes on'!

Since the towns are so different in size, the alliance cannot be made official, but neither cares. They just want to have some fun and plan to add signs and even print t-shirts with the new tagline. What's next for these two towns? Maybe a three-way alliance with the city of Bland, Missouri?

Resources: huffingtonpost.com, telegraph.co.uk, oregonlive.com

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131 Comments
  • Blond wad Monday, February 4, 2013 at 5:15 pm
    Laugh out loud!lol
    • heyitskatie
      heyitskatieMonday, February 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm
      lol i would be asleep if i were in either dull or boring and [no offense to people who live in dull or boring
      • sadiexoxo
        sadiexoxoMonday, February 4, 2013 at 3:53 pm
        lol
        • cuteThursday, June 14, 2012 at 7:17 am
          i would not feel bored just cause thats the town name!
          • hiphop101
            hiphop101Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:42 pm
            i bet i would be bored living in dull or boring.... no offense to anyone who lives there!!!
            • tylerTuesday, May 29, 2012 at 2:04 pm
              sounds cool. but kinda confusing
              • inreply2Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm
                and i would find it Boring to live in Dull! :) ( this is in reply to pugluv vr)
                • pugluvvr
                  pugluvvrThursday, May 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm
                  haha i would find it Dull to live in Boring!
                  • hiphop101
                    hiphop101Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:42 pm
                    me2!!
                  • greenapple
                    greenappleWednesday, May 23, 2012 at 10:55 am
                    dull and boring they are right
                    • SaraMonday, May 21, 2012 at 4:41 am
                      cool but kid of "Dull".
                      • hiphop101
                        hiphop101Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:43 pm
                        nice pun lol