American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A dull place, thing, or condition: "You're on the down escalator to doubt, dullsville, and despair” ( James Wolcott).
- From dull + -ville, evoking a (fictional) town. (Wiktionary)
“The shutting odnw down of our international offices is again going to expose WA to having a greater tag of 'dullsville'.”
“Admittedly, the Lexus LFA looks fast standing still, but other than that, it was dullsville.”
“But you have to admit, the original Jane was boring, always a victim, goody-two-shoes dullsville.”
“Though the chemistry of the two leads for the most part carries the story, what saves the evening from dullsville is more the enthusiasm of the ensemble cast and the audience cheering them on than our identification with sharply defined characters whose plights are meant to be our own.”
“The big numbers belonged to friend and teammate Dwyane Wade, who scored 38 points, 23 of them in an otherwise dullsville first half.”
“But if you don't do it, what you end up with is dullsville.”
“Our smartest young people have tended to pursue such fields as law, marketing and finance rather than manufacturing, which is seen wrongly as a ticket to dullsville.”
“This might work for other couples, but it became dullsville for us.”
“When Gwyneth Paltrow made a series of public appearances in dramatic, fashion-forward outfits a while back in a bid to ditch her dullsville image, she chose shoes with heels of 15cm or upwards.”
“I just started working with an agent who told me my query letter was a little dullsville, but the title of my YA manuscript made her laugh, so she took a look at the pages - which also made her laugh.”
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You'll definitely need a map. Inspired by Son of Groucho's comment on Islets of Langerhans.
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