Saturday, 02 January 2010
It's interesting to note how words we used to describe people's physical appearances have changed over time and space. For instance, in Victorian times (and much later that for the matter), it was unheard of to use the word "hot" to describe an attractive male or female. This word (which is now so overused) has only recently entered the English lexicon. But what does "hot" actually mean? And does it mean the same thing for males and females? Hmmm - I wonder.
This also got me thinking about the variety of words we tend to use to describe people, especially when it comes to their appearance. So as I was searching the web this morning, I came across this question:
What's the difference between:
I don't want to go into usual debate concerning inner and outer beauty. Instead I would solely like to base my questions on appearances. So...
For guys: what do you mean when you describe a girl as being cute, pretty, sexy, beautiful or hot? And which 'type' of woman do you prefer to date?
For girls: what you think guys really mean when they use any of the above to describe a girl? Given those choices only, how do you want to be described?
Now for today's song post.
Whether we agree or not or believe this to be unfair and/or discriminatory, numerous studies have shown that attractive people have certain advantages over others. Good looking people are perceived to be "good" and assumed to be more extroverted, popular and happier than less attractive people. They tend to get better jobs, earn more promotions and income, have more choices in marriage partners and so forth than others. Sadly, That's The Way It Is. Here is a great Rap/hip hop song by Run D. M. C. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsBfPhtSWl8
Have a great start to the New Year