boring boring  /ˈbɔ rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of drilling
  2. (n) the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
  3. (adj) so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

Usage(s):

  1. Over the course of the 2008 Presidential election, a boring speech by John McCain became so common that late-night comedians rarely found the energy to make fun of it anymore.
  2. A small boy's very boring errand day is transformed by an unusual promotional campaign, in which, for no good reason, a dinosaur comes with everything.
  3. Each video is rated often by thousands of members so you won't waste bandwidth on the boring ones.

News

  1. Boring Can Be Beautiful With This Company

    Boring Can Be Beautiful With This Company        
    on July 2, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Toyota heir takes center stage in drive to shed 'boring' tag

    NAGOYA, Japan - Toyota Motor Corp. executives have sometimes seemed to share the personality of the automaker's best-selling cars - dependable and efficient, but also a bit boring and bland.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: The Middletown Press

  3. Toyota heir takes centre stage in drive to shed "boring" tag

    By Yoko Kubota NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp executives have sometimes seemed to share the personality of the automaker's best-selling cars - dependable and efficient, but also a bit boring ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. Following his 2008 arrest, Michael said: "I want to apologise to my fans for screwing up again, and to promise them I'll sort myself out. And to say sorry to everybody else, just for boring them."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: George Michael Source: InTheNews.co.uk

  2. John Warner, a former Polaroid scientist and University of Massachusetts chemistry professor, called petroleum "fundamentally a boring material" until other atoms are added and "you unleash a textbook of modern chemistry."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: John Warner Source: FOX CT

  3. "That's something that everybody in the league would love to have, to be voted the top player in the league for that year," Harrison said. "In my mind, I think I do - and it's going to sound boring - what the defence allows me to do and what...
    on Jan 6, 2009 By: James Harrison Source: Edmonton Sun

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