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ugly american

The term “ugly American”—used to describe boorish people from the US insensitive to those in other countries—bothers fans of the 1958 novel The Ugly American, whose title character was actually sensitive and thoughtful—he just looked ugly. The popularizers of this phrase hadn’t read the book, and judged its message too quickly by its title.

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  • Ugliest dog contest only hours away
    Even the fleas are itching now for this evening's World's Ugliest Dog Contest to begin at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma. The event that attracts worldwide attention -- but only ugly American contenders this year -- begins at 5:30 p.m. with a walk down the red carpet. Last year's winner was Mugley, a Chinese Crested dog from the United Kingdom. Five dogs entered the contest at the last minute ...
    June 21, 2013 - KTVU