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其貌不扬:Eye broccoli [Copy link] 中文

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我们原来介绍过eye candy这个词,说的是颇具吸引力的养眼美女。那如果是其貌不扬、长相平庸的人英语要怎么表达呢?现在英语里有对应的词了,这就是eye broccoli。

Eye broccoli refers to an unattractive person. This is the physical antithesis of eye candy, a phrase that first starting appearing in print in the mid-1980s and refers to visually appealing persons or effects used to draw mass attention. (Source: Word Spy)
Eye broccoli指长相普通,没什么姿色的人。这个词是eye candy的反义词,eye candy一词最早出现于20世纪80年代,指外表很有吸引力的人或者用于吸引大众注意的特殊效果。

This expression was first used on How I Met Your Mother by Barney to describe Marshall's secretary.
Eye broccoli’这个说法最早出现在美剧《老爸老妈浪漫史》中,Barney用这个词形容Marshall的秘书。
Barney: So, who's the eye broccoli?
Marshall: Hey, that's Iris, my new assistant. And yes, she is a little plain, but I'm married, so that's good.

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