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Homely

In the UK, NZ and Australia (as far as I know), “homely” means cosy, home-like, comfortable… so this strip makes sense here:

But in the US it’s different:

Hi Alex. In US papers, there will probably be some confusion around the word “homely” in the 6/20 strip: In American usage, that word is almost exclusively used to mean “unattractive” or “ugly,” which completely changes the meaning of the center panels. (For “homelike,” we’d use “homey.”) 

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