How can something be pretty ugly?

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Housedays
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15 Dec 2013, 10:38 pm

Just how can something be pretty ugly?



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15 Dec 2013, 11:26 pm

Easily. Pretty can also mean "kind of".


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16 Dec 2013, 12:30 am

That's homophones for you.



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16 Dec 2013, 2:05 am

Housedays wrote:
Just how can something be pretty ugly?


2 antonyms to form an idea is an oxymoron

like "cruel kindness" ..

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/oxymoron?s=t


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16 Dec 2013, 3:10 pm

Who_Am_I wrote:
Easily. Pretty can also mean "kind of".


I always took the alternate meaning of 'pretty' to be 'very'.


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16 Dec 2013, 9:23 pm

It would be even harder for something to be ugly pretty.


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