Today I was searching a tech website for some info on Bluetooth and this banner ad popped up. (I only saw it because I’m at work, where I can’t filter ads like usual!)
(8/16/10: Unfortunately this pic was lost)
Uhhhh…homely? Is that really the word that this dating service meant to use? I hope they meant something other than the common usage of this word in English. Here’s what the dictionary says:
1. lacking in physical attractiveness; not beautiful; unattractive: a homely child.
2. not having elegance, refinement, or cultivation.
3. proper or suited to the home or to ordinary domestic life; plain; unpretentious: homely food.
4. commonly seen or known.
Hmmm. I suppose they could be meaning “proper or suited to the home or to ordinary domestic life”, in which case this might be a mail-order bride business. Or maybe they meant “lonely” and their English just isn’t very good.
On second thought…why do I care??