Homely :: homey

January 26, 2009

Quite a lot of people I know tend to describe themselves as being lazy bums who prefer to stay at home rather than going out, and I have heard the term “homely” being used to this purpose far too often.

Save yourself some embarrassment!

# homeliness – dowdiness: having a drab or dowdy quality; lacking stylishness or elegance
# homeliness – an appearance that is not attractive or beautiful; “fine clothes could not conceal the girl’s homeliness”

Oh! And a happy new year to one and all too.

Perhaps “homey” would be a better word to use, even if it isn’ quite proper.

Just so you know. Because I use the word homely correctly for myself, and I really hate it when others cheapen the word.