Monday, August 1, 2011


Does anyone else ever get tired of hearing this quote from every parent you meet?  I'm sure I've heard it ten times this week already.

"There's never a dull moment in this family!"

That's so boring!  Let's recreate it with some choice synonyms.

"There's never a bromidic, colorless, commonplace, interminable, stodgy, or well-worn moment in this family!"

Now doesn't that grab your attention?  Why reuse a dull line to describe the opposite of dullness?  I'm sure Cyrano de Bergerac would never have done so.


  1. Hmmmmm . . . I have to admit, there are "commonplace" moments in this family. I happen to be a fan of the bromidic, colorless, commonplace, interminable, stodgy, well-worn . . . and boring moments. They are the fabric of our lives.

    You say I didn't get your point? Well, that's because I'm boring.

  2. I was thinking that without the colorless and commonplace...I'd never get a nap!