Ok so I don't get why people get all sensitive about the word 'ugly'. I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder so don't I have as much a right to call someone 'ugly' as I do to call them 'beautiful'? I'm all about equality and the same way I would tell someone I thought they were ugly is how I would tell a person I thought they were pretty.
My best friend says that 'ugly' is a strong word and I guess it is but if I think someone is ugly what else do I call it? To me 'unattractive' isn't the same thing. If I met a guy who was really good looking but didn't tweak my interest I would describe him as unattractive - he did not attract me. 'Ugly' is when the person just isn't pleasing to my eyes! As the Brits would say - a sight for sore eyes.
I think I REALLY get a reaction when I describe a child as ugly. Now I know ya'll have probably already condemned me to hell for putting the word 'child' and 'ugly' in the same sentence but hey its true, some children are ugly! I personally think I was an ugly toddler (I've been told otherwise but I think that's just people's unwillingness to call a child ugly!) and only became attractive/cute at about 3 years old but hey, that's life! Not every child can model for GAP!
I'm the type that calls a spade a spade and I will not say someone who looks like an ogre is pretty just so that I can be politically correct. I don't use the word 'ugly' to belittle or insult a person, it's just the opposite of beautiful! I have a niece and nephew who are both absolutely gorgeous (not just my opinion, it's common knowledge) and I do have to admit that I pray daily that when I become a mother they end up with an equally gorgeous cousin otherwise all picture taking will be prohibited! I KID, I KID!!! Jheeze, lol! I do wonder if mothers are actually aware that their child is ugly or if they see invisible beauty on their child's face...
So yeah, I freely call people ugly and I don't want to be reprimanded for doing so. And anyway I don't go around telling people they are ugly! Unless they ask me what I think...
Not Rude, Honest!
First Published: May 24, 2011