Here’s something you probably shouldn’t need to be told: don’t imply to someone’s face that they are not very attractive (I mean, ideally, you wouldn’t really comment negatively on anyone’s appearance at all, but, hey, none of us are perfect). To me, this seems like extremely basic common courtesy, the kind you learn at about the age of 7 or 8. Apparently, this is not a universal experience, specifically as it relates to ‘My Kitchen Rules‘ contestant Matt, who is very likely to be older than 7 or 8.
“Have you ever heard of batting Merrins? Anyone that’s with someone that’s better or looking or whatever they say ‘Oh, you’re batting Merrins’. Amy’s batting Merrins.”
For some context, the term comes from NRL player Trent Merrin, who – to the complete surprise of the people that coined and popularised the phrase – managed to land himself surfer Sally Fitzgibbons.