Why does shade get such a bad rap?
People describe bad things as “shady” and accuse other people of “throwing shade”. But honestly, who ever really had a problem with shade?
Shade is great. It’s cool and inviting and generally free to enjoy. If we want to insult someone’s character, we should really describe them as “sunny” because, unlike shade, the sun is relentless and cruel.
So, if you’re a “cool” person who’s ok with sacrificing linguistic clarity for the sake of being hip then just keep baking out there in the supposedly cheerful sun.
But if you’re interested in basking in shade’s more appealing properties then by all means, come join me under this sports-themed canopy I’ve set up in a parking lot outside of a stadium.
Because what would be shadier than dying of exposure in a hot parking lot? Figuratively, nothing. Literally, probably a lot of things.