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Ugly stepchild

Posted by ESC on July 17, 2008 at 10:13

In Reply to: Ugly stepchild posted by K on July 16, 2008 at 19:00:

: What is the meaning of "the ugly stepchild?"

Here's my guess -- a stepchild might be ill treated by a stepparent in contrast to treatment given his/her "biological" child. And even more so if the stepchild was ugly. (There was actually a study done showing that ugly children in general don't have an easy time of it. More likely to fall out of the shopping cart and so forth.)