We Used to Call Them “Lonely”


Political correctness isn’t a new concept. It’s just the current set of buzzwords.

The real estate industry has used them for years. “Charming” is code for “tiny.” “Rustic” translates as “needs repairs.”

Why do people insist on the use of euphemisms? To make them feel better about their purchases, of course. If all I can afford is “charming and rustic,” don’t rub my nose in it. Make me feel good about deciding to purchase my second, or even third choice.

In much the same way as real estate professionals, other groups have come up with their own code to make what they sell more palatable. In used cars, “mechanically sound” means “ugly.” And when discussing less attractive people, “lonely” also means “ugly.”

Most everyone knows this, which is why I don’t know whether to admire John Molony, or write him off as ineffective.

John is the mayor of a small mining town called Mount Isa, Queensland, in Australia’s Outback, where there is an apparent drought of available women - 819 women aged 20-24, out of a total population of 21,421.

Earlier this week he was quoted in the Townsville Bulletin as saying: ”

“May I suggest if there are five blokes to every girl, we should find out where there are beauty-disadvantaged women and ask them to proceed to Mount Isa,” Cr Molony said.“Quite often you will see walking down the street a lass who is not so attractive with a wide smile on her face. Whether it is recollection of something previous or anticipation for the next evening, there is a degree of happiness.

While I want to admire his practicality in suggesting that less attractive women would stand a better chance of finding romance in his community, I’ve got to wonder about his lack of … shall we say, finesse?

What woman will now be willing to move to Mount Isa, and knowingly be branded ugly?

Read about Dating Ugly People in the forum.

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One Response to “We Used to Call Them “Lonely””

  1. Jason says:

    It is this mans opinion (and that’s not saying much) that no matter where a girls lives, if shes ugly then shes ugly and she probably knows this already. I say good for John! At least hes letting all the ugly women of the outback know they have a home in his town. Not only that, but they also could have a better chance at finding happiness there than in, say, Sidney. However, being from a state that has a high proportion of ugly girls, every day i see those same ugly girls in a relationship with guys that are marginally, and occasionally, extremely higher on the looks scale. My hypothesis? A man will always have the ability to close his eyes and imagine some Hollywood starlet or his favorite porn star. As long as this is an option than i belive that ugly girls have nothing to worry about. Chris Rock once said, and I’m loosely paraphrasing, guys you have to be hot. You will get turned down so fast for not being hot. But ladies, you will never be minutes away from having a guy give it to you and have him look down and say “your toenails don’t match your fingernails I’m fucking out of here” its funny becasue its true. Guys are pigs and our standards are flexible. Anyway, in the words of the great Dennis Miller “that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong”

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