By Edgar Treiguts, CNN
(CNN) – This is a dull and boring story. Or rather, one about Dull and Boring.
Seemingly always meant for each other, this summer officials from the towns of Dull, Scotland and Boring, Oregon signed-off on an 'unofficial' sister-city partnership.
The Dull and Boring citizens hope the good-natured notoriety can bring a little extra tourist traffic – and fun – to their city limits.
[1:44] "Basically, it's a means of just attracting attention to our names: Boring and Dull", says Steve Bates, chairman of Boring's Community Planning Organization.
As for whether residents of the two towns would consider themselves dull or boring, it depends who you ask. Tony Fawcus runs a pub on the outskirts of Dull:
[2:44] "As for Dull, that could be said to live up to its name, but it's not. There's a lot of interesting characters."
The marketing machine has already cranked-up in Boring, with T-shirts and hats printed that proclaim the partnership, "A Pair For The Ages."