On the surface of it, twinned towns feel like an appropriate way for two like-minded settlements to promote unity and shared experience across the globe.
But dig a little deeper and the practically of brethren cities is a weird and wonderful world of arbitrary ties and local government banter.
With thanks to VoucherBox, who felt the need to compile some information on the most peculiar pairings, here are some of the best, worst, and more jarring twinned towns in the world. Come up with your own jokes where necessary.
1. Dull, Boring and Bland
The three unfortunately named towns, Dull in Scotland, Boring in the US state of Oregon, and Bland in Australia, have joined forces to make fun of each other.read more