Had a giggle the other day. I was doing an activity with my class of 12 year olds where they had to look at a series of photos of people and think about what the people might be like - personalities, talents, occupations etc. This was part of a unit about first impressions and not judging people by their looks etc.
The photos included several politicians, a couple of dictators, some serial killers, scientists, artists, musicians and a couple of ordinary people. Interesting that a number of the kids picked that Lizzie Borden and Ted Bundy looked very similar (and scary) around the eyes.
Anyway, I held up one photo of a girl in her twenties or so and asked them what they had to say about her. One of my boys commented "Wow! She's hot!!" and the others agreed. I asked them if they knew who it was. "No, probably a TV person?" Held the photo up alongside my face and said, "Now does she ring a bell?"
Well, you should have seen the looks on the faces of the boys. And the girls just howled with laughter at them. The boys still maintain that their frumpy old teacher used to look "Hot".
The photo in question - taken about 35 years ago. I think it was the blonde hair they liked.