Zsófi (zsozsoka) wrote in linguaphiles,

Meaning of "oily"

Could someone please explain to me what "oily" means in the following context?

"Giving people a chance to see at first hand an alien craft, designed albeit by a human being and in decidedly Earth-based terrestrial materials, will be an instant shock," explains Lovegrove, "showing us how primitive, oily and unimaginative we are."
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