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    Appearance Lexicon

    Guys, I'm looking for words to describe the appearance of people: Beautiful, ugly, simple, thin, fat... Please help me build a big one. I want to describe everybody here in my place. Please suggest a couple of words or more. Thanks!

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    Re: Appearance Lexicon

    Fat: plump, overweight, salad dodger, obese,

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    Re: Appearance Lexicon

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Fat: plump, overweight, salad dodger, obese,
    Salad dodger?! I'll have to remember that one!



    Beautiful: pretty, cute, drop-dead gorgeous, attractive, comely, good-looking
    Ugly: Butt-ugly, face like a baboon's butt, plain, unattractive, She's no Miss America, coyote ugly* (*if you wake up after a one-night stand and discover a very unattractive person curled up asleep next to you, you'd prefer to gnaw off your own arm and quietly escape rather than waking them up)

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    Re: Appearance Lexicon

    Ugly: a dog/no oil painting/has a lovely personality
    Last edited by Tdol; 26-Apr-2008 at 16:54.

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    Re: Appearance Lexicon

    Has a perfect face for radio... [best used of good friends/people who can take a joke]
    Cadaverous [=very thin, like a skeleton]; with the stress on the second a, and three schwas.


    And this one that I owe to Michael Palin: 'I wouldn't say he talks a lot, but you can usually tell where he's been by the trail of three-legged donkeys.' (Maybe this one's a bit too esoteric; the reference is to the idiom 'N could talk the hind leg off a donkey')

    A person who talks a lot can be the butt of this idiom: 'N talks for England' - any other country would do as well (meaning 'the representative national team in a sporting contest'), but I've mostly heard 'England'.

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    Re: Appearance Lexicon

    "I wouldn't say he has bad breath, but he could knock a buzzard off of a garbage truck."
    "She was so ugly that you could push her face into dough and make gorilla cookies."
    He is so ugly that he has to pretend every day is Halloween before he can leave the house.

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    Re: Appearance Lexicon

    How about someone thin?
    And about the hair(good and bad)?

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    Re: Appearance Lexicon

    Thin- skinny/skin and bone/emaciated/
    Bald- slaphead

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    Re: Appearance Lexicon

    "She was so thin that if she stuck her tongue out, she'd look like a zipper!"
    "She was so thin she could slip through a flute and not strike a note."

    Bald: Cue ball, skinhead, chrome dome.


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