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Entry from November 27, 2017
“Digging tunnels is a boring job”

A pun on “boring job” was posted on the newsgroup alt.humor.puns on September 23, 2000:

“If you operate a drill press, you have a boring job. (Pun of the Day)”

“Digging tunnels is literally a ...boring job” was posted on Twitter on September 3, 2012. “Digging tunnels is a boring job” was posted on Reddit—Oneliners on November 28, 2017.


Wiktionary: boring
Noun
boring
(plural borings)
1. A pit or hole which has been bored.
2. Fragments thrown up when something is bored or drilled.
Adjective
boring
(comparative boringer or more boring, superlative boringest or most boring)
1. Causing boredom; unable to engage or hold one’s interest

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
“Puns of the Weak” 9/22/00
Stan Kegel
9/23/00
(...)
If you operate a drill press, you have a boring job. (Pun of the Day)

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 7/13/01
Stan Kegel
7/13/01
(...)
If you operate a drill press, you have a boring job.  (Mike Bull)

Twitter
Joraie Haynes‏
@TheOldPrince
If you operate a drill press, you have a boring job.
2:59 PM - 10 Oct 2009

Twitter
Daniel Plainview‏
@10InchesPlus
Digging tunnels is literally a ...boring job.
*grabs umbrella expecting tomatoes
10:10 AM - 3 Sep 2012

Twitter
vopoP liahkiM‏
@bearloga_ebooks
What’s a boring job? Drilling tunnels.
12:20 AM - 4 Jan 2013

Twitter
Ajay Gahlaut‏
@meajay
Drilling tunnels must be a boring job.
7:04 AM - 21 Feb 2013

Twitter
Nicholas‏
@Ouma_Nikolai
I once had a hands-on experience with the machine that digs tunnels underground. It’s a boring job
9:16 AM - 8 Jun 2013

Twitter
#DestroyTheAadhaar #BringBackPaperBallots‏
@BoscoUnchained
They say carving tunnels for Metro is a boring job.
12:57 AM - 11 Jul 2013

Twitter
Jay Taylor‏
@d1ddly
@BadJokeCat making tunnels, what a boring job
12:54 PM - 17 Jan 2015

Twitter
Richard H‏
@FeeBooths
Friend: A factory in town needs a drill press operator.
Me: Sounds like a boring job.
#jobsearch
9:20 AM - 12 Jun 2016

Reddit—Oneliners
Digging tunnels is a boring job.
submitted November 28, 2017 by atomproject

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, November 27, 2017 • Permalink