I just saw, and clicked on, a headline that said, “Heroic” Japanese pizza delivery man braves hurricane.
(It’s actually the Sun, an English paper, which might explain it.)
I expected the video to show a pizza delivery guy doing something “heroic” - instead it just shows a poor schmuck fighting against the wind in his little scooter, not to deliver a pizza but to stay alive.
Lots of news outlets these days do use “clickbait” - a deceiving headline to get people to click on an article that has nothing to do with what they think. (All those photos of people like Pauley Perette with black eyes and a headline like "Fans were sorry to see her go).
But I’m just wondering if the news media is also trying to change the meaning of words, just like social media does… Cheapening the word “heroic” from to be a hero to being a poor sap who was stuck in bad weather, for example…
I have a huge family, 21 first cousins all with kids of their own and believe it or not, I knew them all well growing up and still keep in touch with them at some level. It’s worth it to me just for that.
I grew up with 2 cousins that were about my age. 3 more cousins, on a less frequent basis, who were a bit older. The rest of my family live far away. Lots of military in my family. Even those two cousins who I was the closest with, ended up marrying spouses that would be in the military. I did too, so I can’t really complain about people going away.