Boring Meets Dull In International Partnership

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) – Boring, meet Dull.

That’s what happened when two small towns, one in Oregon and the other in Scotland, decided to become sister communities.

The Oregonian newspaper reports that the idea came from a Scottish tourist, Elizabeth Leighton, who traveled this year through the Oregon town named after homesteader William H Boring.

Officials in the Oregon town plan to sell T-shirts that say “Boring and Dull.”

Boring has a population of 8,000. Dull has a population of 84 and possibly gets its name from an old Gaelic word meaning meadow or snare.

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