Dear news outlets reporting on the 50th anniversary of Gilligan’s Island:
Please check your facts before you publish. Also, don’t claim to be telling us “5 things you never knew about GI!” when 1) they’re supes common and 2) they’re wrong.
Oh, the American news media.
(NPR thinks 2014 - 50 = 1965. Wat).
Oh, snap, I got this twice, so I guess I really have to do it, don’t I?
1. My red hairs are awesome.
2. I’m relatively talented at a variety of creative things - although that makes it hard to pick one to focus on.
3. I’m vaguely amusing.
4. I’m good with kids and therefore good at my job teaching them and directing them in shows.
5. I’m fortunate to have met and known and worked with/learned from many influential and “famous” and fascinating people (and I really like that I don’t get weird when talking to them, haha).
If I ever call you “sweetheart”, “darling”, “honey”, “my dear”, or any other classic term of endearment, I’m not being condescending. They are actual terms of endearment in my vocabulary, and also sometimes synonymous with “bro”, “dude”, or “guuurrrrl”.
I’ve always taken it as a term of endearment when people call me “darling” or whatever because it’s never said in a nasty tone or anything. Should I start being offended? I don’t think cute old ladies and sassy gay guys are trying to be condescending to me. Or maybe I live in a fool’s paradise.