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The title doesn't refer to an accounting (or law) firm with an invigorating sense of humour, but instead it refers to a site that takes >potty humour< to a whole new level. I've often wondered why some people find the whole thing so fascinating - I remain perplexed.

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Firsts...

Boredom
Bleak House (1852) by Charles Dickens
chronic malady of boredom

Bored
Letter from the Earl of Carlisle (1768)
[The Earl's English friends] who are to be bored by these Frenchmen

Bore
Letter from G.J. Williams (1766)
a French bore

Boring
Fitzherbert by Theodore Hook (1840)
Miss Mathews's boring vanities

The earliest mention of the word ennui can be found in Memoirs by John Evelyn
We have hardly any words that do [...] fully express the French [...] ennui

I have to say, I found the Parisians I met consistently rude (or perhaps the word would be confrontational to the point even I was uncomfortable), but not boring.

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Seneca told me something that I've never forgotten: It's not that life is too short, but that we waste so much of it.

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May your C10H12N2O levels be on an all time high.

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