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« on: 23/09/2007 13:27:09 »
As some of you probably know, I have a fascination with language. On TV last night there was a professor from Oxford university who has just published a book about insults from around the world.

For instance, in England we may say "She's been hit with the ugly stick" to desribe a woman of not overly attractive appearance. In Spain they say "As ugly as a monkey's armpit".

That got me thinking, what insults for ugly people do you have in your country?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 23/09/2007 14:24:36 »
I don't think people are ugly. I have never met an ugly person appearance wise as that is really not what I see. Faces are interesting and are all different but none ugly!

I have heard the ugly stick here also.

Only a face a mother could love.

homely etc etc..

They are  really  descriptive words for people who need to find a classification for someone whom they find unattractive to themselves, usually because they cannot perceive of beauty beyond the skin. These are generally people who are not comfortable in their own skin and feel the need to make themselves feel better by saying someone else is ugly or unattractive in their own eyes..people do that all the time all of us .. it confuses the heck out of me!
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« Reply #2 on: 23/09/2007 14:28:44 »
I'm not sure. Wait! i Know me. haha
 

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« Reply #3 on: 23/09/2007 14:29:58 »
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I don't think people are ugly. I have never met an ugly person appearance wise as that is really not what I see. Faces are interesting and are all different but none ugly!



But everything has an opposite and therefore Going by what you say there can not be any beautiful looking people either. ;D
 

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« Reply #4 on: 23/09/2007 14:46:48 »
 LOOKing is one thing..beauty is inside as well as ugly! Faces and skin and physical looks are just that. Some of us are attracted to people with certain features but I don't believe those features make us ugly or beautiful just more or less attractive to each other! LOL

Just depends on what you think those words mean!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 23/09/2007 16:49:57 »
Fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 23/09/2007 17:05:39 »
" everyone has the right to be ugly, but you abuse it"
"You got a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp"
"when you were born the midwife didnt know which end to slap"

But to me an ugly person is never based on looks but on deeds. An ugly person to me is a selfish, spitefull, gready, ignorant, boastful, controlling, materialistic, manipulative, mindless voilent sorta person.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 23/09/2007 17:47:19 »
I have heard several of those but didn't remember them!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 23/09/2007 18:28:35 »
But to me an ugly person is never based on looks but on deeds. An ugly person to me is a selfish, spitefull, gready, ignorant, boastful, controlling, materialistic, manipulative, mindless voilent sorta person.

I do agree that these judgements on superficial appearance (beauty or ugliness) are rather meaningless, and to my mind somewhat tasteless.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 23/09/2007 18:49:04 »
"When ewe were young ewe had to tie pork chops around your neck so that the dog would play with you !!"..LOL
 

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« Reply #10 on: 23/09/2007 18:49:43 »
...sorry....I know it's tasteless.....but...so am I !!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 23/09/2007 19:49:13 »
This isn't supposed to be a thread on whether it's right or wrong to pass comment on someone's appearance. I'm just interested in the language side of it.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 23/09/2007 19:55:59 »
"When ewe were young ewe had to tie pork chops around your neck so that the dog would play with you !!"..LOL

I haven't heard that one for years!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 23/09/2007 23:04:46 »
HEHE. They all must agree!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 24/09/2007 18:58:18 »
Hit by a bus...................... if really fugly (  ;)  ) add............ and then backed over on a few times



Fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

One of my favourites  :D  ;)

"When ewe were young ewe had to tie pork chops around your neck so that the dog would play with you !!"..LOL

LOL ewe are great  :)


 

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« Reply #15 on: 24/09/2007 20:33:10 »
Just to add to the already high standards of decency, morallity and relevance etc
"double bagger". If you don't know it you can always look it up.
 

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