Threads on here during the day are as dull as ditchwater


This is the only good one


Please don’t say that


thanks for making it better, we appreciate it


Pre-watershed innit.


barleywanker more like guys




day shifters are uptight


this hurts my feelings. bad.


out of sight!


The original simile, dull as ditchwater, dating from the 1700s, alluded to the muddy water in roadside ditches. In the first half of the 1900s, perhaps through mispronunciation, it became dishwater, that is, the dingy, grayish water in which dirty dishes had soaked.

I thought it was ‘dull as dishwater’, but apparently that’s not the only valid expression. I learned something from this thread. I’m grateful to you all.