Thismeansthetwoofthemwillparticipateinjointactivities,suchasthepromotionoftourism and cultural exchange. Boring decided in favour of the move after being approached by the residents of Dull.
But what's in a name? Is Boring really tiresome and is Dull tedious? Are these places in themselves humdrum and insipid or is it just their names which suggest they are drab?
The village of Dull consists of just one row of houses on the north side of a river valley, which means that it must be very peaceful but probably rather stale and monotonous for young people looking for exciting nightlife. It should also be said that the origin of the name Dull is from the Gaelic language, which was spoken in Scotland before the arrival of the English. Therefore it probably means 'meadow' rather than mundane.
Boring, on the other hand, was named after an early resident of the town, William H. Boring, though whether he was a wearisome fellow himself is not known. The town lies in the state of Oregon, about 30 kilometres from the city of Portland. Is it flat? Not in a literal sense. Oregon is a mountainous state. And Boring's residents insist that the town is "The most exciting place to live". However, in comparison to Seattle, the biggest city in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, Boring must be at least a little lifeless.
However exciting the communities may or may not be, they are both planning events to celebrate their pairing. The Dull and Weem Community Council intends to mark the partnership with a new road sign and street party.
另一方面，'无聊'这个镇名则取自这里的一名早期居民William H. Boring，但是没有人知道他这人是否很无聊。该镇位于俄勒冈州，离波特兰近3万米远。那这里无聊吗？实际上这里并不无聊。俄勒冈州是个多山的州。'无聊'镇坚持称这个镇是“最有趣的地方”。然而，与美国太平洋西北地区最大的城市西雅图相比，'无聊'镇至少显得有些死气沉沉的。
例句：She can be a very tiresome child at times.
例句：Don't do anything stupid because of the humdrum.
例句：On the surface she seemed meek, rather insipid.
例句：She has been tired of the drab life.