This designates either a subject at school/university, which studies some phenomenon
that no one is ever curious
about, or a topic of conversation that is absolutely stultifying (boring
beyond one's ability to cope).
" (Eng. adj.) + "-atics" (Gr. suffix, meaning "the science of")
Created on the spur of the moment by etymology-savvy internauts
Semantically related to:
Umberto Eco's "tetrapiloctomia" - the (intellectual) activity of splitting hairs
Lexically related to:
boringatics (n., adj., interj.)Anon.
student about his professor: He's teaching Boringatics (n.).
Anon. student: I've got to study for my boringatics exam (adj.).
Anon: I am reading Lucretius' poem, De Rerum Natura.
Anon's friend: Boringatics! (interj.)