And she goes off with that plug-ugly
who looks as if he had been hit in the face with a coin-die.
"A prizefighter, a hoodlum, a plug-ugly
," Sarah sneered, after she had exhausted herself of all calamitous forecasts of her own future and the future of her children in the absence of Saxon's weekly four dollars and a half.
In the morning the strabismic plug-ugly
with the red hair brought him food and drink, while in the evening the non-grunter did the honours.
Last week I described raccoon dogs as "pug ugly." The correct term, dating from American gang culture of the 1850s, is "plug-ugly
." Having said that, pugs are pretty ugly, too.
I've always said poker players are so Plug-ugly
that you suspect they've pulled more royal flushes than women, but then along comes Coren (right).
Hence the photographs of unapproachably translucent actresses, of dietetically irreproachable models, of society women said to be beautiful on the covers of popular magazines, though what does it matter, from the vantage point of totalitarian rationalism that is the guiding spirit of the epoch, whether these women are very beautiful, or just beautiful enough, or plug-ugly
? Like the chocolate bears made of communist soybeans, they are there to represent human caprice, and by implication the epoch's covenant with mankind for tolerating it.
The reverse of my Rex experience is reflected in another dusty old chestnut, "Handsome is as handsome does." Over the years, I've hunted behind homely, even plug-ugly
dogs, that on the surface seemed to be without redeeming qualities.
From the plug-ugly
Allegro to the popular Viva, you couldn't drive for more than a few miles without crossing their paths in the 70s and 80s.
From the plug-ugly
Austin Allegro to the popular Vauxhall Viva, you couldn't drive for more than a few miles without crossing their paths.
The American military long since realised they could invade nothing more heavily defended than a Beach Boys revival convert in a Jeep and so introduced the plug-ugly
Hummer and with it the new battlefield tactic of scaring the enemy to death.