Posted by RRC on March 13, 2008 at 16:44:
In Reply to: A Mary-Anne posted by Victoria S Dennis on March 13, 2008 at 14:26:
: : : : : I would like to know the meaning of the saying "she is a Mary-Anne"
: : : : Without more context, I'm going to guess that it is a reference to Mary Ann from the TV show Gilligan's Island. Her sweet, naive, fresh-faced country girl is often contrasted with Ginger, the glamourous Hollywood starlet.
: : : Never tell me! That sweet, fresh-faced girl just got arrested for drug possession They've been publishing photos of her in which she looks like hell
: : : SS
: : I hope I look that good at the age of 69! I'm not familiar with the expression "Never tell me!" - any info on that?
: Is "a Mary Anne" a synonym for "a Mary Sue"? (VSD)
I had to look that up. A term from fan fiction for an overly idealized character or one has unrealistic skills or traits for no other reason than to advance the story.
If anyone is a Mary Sue on Gilligan's Island, it's the Professor - he knows everything. What university program teaches both coconut radio engineering and bamboo bicycle mechanics?