Why “Short/Boring” or “Long/Boring?”

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Why “Short/Boring” or “Long/Boring?”

#1 Post by Tariq K » October 23rd, 2018, 2:58 am

Hi

I’ve seen many people on this message board headline their tasting notes and stories with a disclaimer. Short vs long I get, but what’s with the boring? I still haven’t seen one with “Short/compelling” or similar. Is boring code for something, like “no pictures?”
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Re: Why “Short/Boring” or “Long/Boring?”

#2 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » October 23rd, 2018, 4:19 am

It's a Tom Hill "trademark." He's been using that in his note titles for decades, and a few have copied here and there.
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Re: Why “Short/Boring” or “Long/Boring?”

#3 Post by Tariq K » October 23rd, 2018, 6:17 am

Thanks. It seemed like it was specific to Tom but other people appear to have picked up the disclaimer habit. I do enjoy Tom's posts a lot, so I think */boring is a misnomer.
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Re: Why “Short/Boring” or “Long/Boring?”

#4 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » October 24th, 2018, 4:46 am

No doubt, but Tom is justifiably famous for [stirthepothal.gif] .

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