Cold is determined by the lack of molecular movement. Cold is a relatively low or extremely low temperature, especially when compared to the temperature of the human body, and it is a condition that is the opposite of hot, much less than warm or normal. Something that is icy, chilly, cool, frigid or frosty would be cold.
At the end of last year the tune ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ was seen as being sexist and some radio stations banned it from their play lists, as a long-simmering debate over the lyrics reached a boil. There is actually no problem with the 1944 Frank Loesser song, it is the scene in the movie Neptune’s Daughter that people have taken an issue with. Some skeptics felt the lyrics sounded like a prelude to date rape. The woman keeps protesting, “I ought to say no, no, no, sir,” as he asks to move in closer. “My sister will be suspicious”, she sings. “Gosh, your lips look delicious”, he answers. She wonders aloud what is in her drink.
Some things in this age of political correctness, just don’t make sense any more. Is this flirtatious banter between two consenting adults which may lead to love and romance, or is it a woman who is genuinely resisting a man’s advances and a man who refuses to take “no” for an answer? Since you are not supposed to judge a book by its cover, then you should also not judge a song by its movie.
Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – January 23 prompt.