Gorgeous & Homely

That’s me in a nutshell.

Hey, Bharat Matrimony. Do you need a copywriter? Because I’m totally willing to help you guys out…

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12 responses to “Gorgeous & Homely

  1. Um, I don’t really think “do you need a copywriter” should be in question format…

    LMAO, but it’s in western lore, too. From the popular 1963 song originally by Jimmy Soul:

    If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
    Never make a pretty woman your wife
    So from my personal point of view
    Get an ugly girl to marry you

  2. I was told “homely” meant something different in the east. As in “a girl who stays home and makes rice and curry.”

  3. Homely is probably the most humorously misused word in English. I’ve given up correcting people because I enjoy chuckling to themselves when my friends describe their girlfriends as homely. I chuckle even more when they are there and agree with that description.

  4. LOL I had to google homely, because I totally thought it meant making rice and curry. That is good to know :P

  5. Nooooo! According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, homely is “plain or unattractive in appearance.”

  6. Audrey Julienne

    Haha… I was understanding “making rice and curry” too until I read the comments… LOL! I thought your copy-writer remark was regarding the sentence “She’s the one AM looking for”…

  7. Nope. Homely+Gorgeous = Contradictory!

  8. Hmmm….looking around at Bharat Matrimony, eh?

  9. No, lol! I think it was some Facebook ad or something back in October 2008. Although I did have it as my online photo for some time…

  10. You used it as your online photo? LOL That’s hilarious!

  11. *** I was told “homely” meant something different in the east. As in “a girl who stays home and makes rice and curry.” ***

    Yes, you are correct that homely means “unattractive” from a formal english dictionary standpoint, and some people in Indian subcontinent will also point that out. It is not that they are unaware of the correct meaning but only the bourgeoisie class would insist on the right usage.

    However, in daily use in Indian subcontinent, the homely word is used for a woman who is friendly, sociable, yet attractive (nobody will call plain looking woman homely in that part of the world ever) and is not be averse to others being @ home*.

    *home may/ may not mean cooking rice too.

    The question is: Is Sepia Mutiny type class just a starbucks bourgeoisie, idle kitsch hunters, and grammer inspectors?

    OK Horn Please, Dekho Magar Pyaar Se

  12. In INDIA,

    Homely is the opposite of the Bollywood type !

    Traditional + Simple + Beautiful + .. ++

    Most of the men prefer to marry a homely girl.

    And not as described by Merriam Webster Dictionary.

    Hope this helps :)

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