Monday, July 02, 2007

Word of the Week: Sexy-Ugly

Every so often you get a peek into vocabulary of your female counterparts, The Gen wYmen. Granted I'm very late to this and it's probably not the insider info you were hoping for, but I feel it's my job to keep other Gen GuYs in the know. Thus, I present, "sexy-ugly."

Sexy-Ugly (adj.)
Someone who is not conventionally good-looking (or any kind of good-looking in some cases), but possesses an appealing personality, style, or talent, and is thus considered sexually attractive by many.

This term was first dropped like it was hot in the movie Kissing Jessica Stein. Mick Jagger is her example. The flick chicks have a vote going with Edward Norton beating out Adrian Brody for the top spot.

Our equivalent may be a SJP (Sarah Jessica Parker) - if you don't know that acronym, I can't help you. But overall I don't think sexy-ugly translates that well in our male vocabs. (No, not because we can't grunt it.) Perhaps sexy-bitchy is more real. OMG, SMG is SB - Oh my god, Sarah Michelle Gellar is sexy bitchy. You'd say that - right Jay? Maybe we can all agree on sexy-rich - Oprah and Bill Gates?

So you may never hear it but if nothing else, dropping a Kissing Jessica Stein reference on your latest fling will offset the carpenter jeans you rocked on the last date. Good luck out there.

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