This came my way today via Facebook:
How would you say “That's boring” in your field of expertise?
(To see the range of ways this is said in my field, just have a look at the recent reviews of Reza Aslan's book Zealot…)
Minister: That’s interesting…
None of these is something I have expertise in, thankfully, but:
Homeopath: That’s been tested. Mythicist: That’s attested. Acharya S: That’s sane. Freudian: That has nothing to do with gonads.
I’m an archivist. Boring is the default state, so we have no phrase for it.
The philosopher would say, “That’s meaningless.”