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Don’t expect fireworks for this union: The city of Boring, Oregon and Dull, Scotland will become sister cities. City leaders hope the union of two dim names will result in a blockbuster tourism.

Here’s some news that’s less than exciting: The Scottish village of Dull is hoping to join forces with Boring, Oregon, in large part because it will result in amusing signage. It all started when.

The rural towns of Boring, Oregon and Dull, Scotland have partnered up in an effort to boost tourism and combat the notion that their namesakes define them. In celebration of the partnership.

In 2013, the Oregon Legislature passed a bill proclaiming every August 9th Boring & Dull Day, in honor of the international partnership formed between Boring, Oregon, and Dull, Scotland. Bagpipers and drummers in kilts join barbershop quartets and ice cream trucks to celebrate the kindred spirits of their cities.

 · The Scottish town of Dull, which is partnered with Boring in the United States and entered into a banal axis with New south wales town bland in 2013, is set celebrate their “league of.

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Then, in 2012, a Scottish woman named Elizabeth Leighton happened to pass through Boring on a cycling trip. She was immediately reminded of a similar village in Scotland: Dull. Dull’s name comes from the Gaelic word for "meadow". It, like Boring, is a smaller town; it’s actually much smaller than Boring, with a population around 84.

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Here’s an article from the BBC about it: Boring and Dull celebrate pairing Basically, when something’s not exciting, Americans will typically describe it as “dull and boring.” Hence, we have a town named Boring in Oregon – Scotland has one named D.

With all the relentlessly cheerful, adjective-dripping, travel missives that come across my desk, it’s refreshing to see Oregon marking a dull and boring tourism event. As in celebrating the.

Residents of the Perthshire village of Dull are due to hear this week whether efforts to forge ties with the US town of Boring have been successful. Officials in Oregon are set to vote on whether the.

 · Photo Credit: Last year the communities of Boring, Ore. and Dull, Scotland formed a partnership, based on their snoozy names. On Wednesday, the Oregon House voted.

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