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04 March 2011 @ 01:20 am
 
Clover and I went for Chinese and a film tonight. As in, we purchased Chinese and brought it back to my room, where we got comfortable and watched Bring It On like two 90s kids.

I laughed endlessly when she didn't know what "dyke" meant and admitted she thought it meant dildo (one character quips something like, "Plus, Missy looks like an uberdyke"). And didn't know that "uberdyke," (missing umlaut there but I don't seem to spell it with one in my brain) by her definition, would be a "huge dildo"...which would actually go with an insult used later in the film, when one football player called another a "buttplug." (Ah, the 90s were sweet sweet times for teenage potty-mouths.) After I told her the real definition she asked, "But why?! Missy doesn't look like a lesbian!" I shrugged and admitted that she fit a stereotype. Clover hadn't known there were stereotypes for lesbians too. I had to ask, "Well, if there are stereotypes for everything else, why not lesbians? This film is made up of stereotypes: caricatures of common high school stereotypes. And I can't lie, a lot of my lesbian friends and I may have followed that one ourselves..."

Later in the den she said, "Today I have been daft! Look, I'm turning English: daft!" So I repeated it, and of course it sounded different coming from me, so she repeated my version. "Daft...like giraffe!" We all laughed endlessly and repeated, "Ah, yes, you are daft, daft like a giraffe" and decided that "giraffe" is the new term for when someone has gone a bit loose between the ears.

Now it is sadly time for sleep. I really, really stink with bedtimes. I don't know how tomorrow will go, but hopefully it will end in the Global Cafe at the TAG International Women's Comedy Night - that would be swell!

Also, apologies if any of my opinions in the ABC meme snagged at anyone's emotions. I am trying to be a bit less wishy-washy and 'aaagh avoid confrontation AT ALL COSTS!' with my speech and living, but that doesn't really stop the paranoid guilt. And it isn't going too well. (Note: this apology in general and 'a bit less.')


Kiwi

"Listen, why don't you save yourself years of sexual ambiguity and get fitted for a pair of Doc Martens and a plaid flannel shirt?"
[Stewie; Family Guy]
 
 
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Veemanaismygoddess on March 4th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
I don't quite understand how daft and giraffe are related, is it an accent thing? :(

*gigglesnort* I'm wearing a pair of doc martens and a flannel shirt right now, as i type this..... *sigh*
Kiwi Crocus: Women || Blue butterfly.cranky__crocus on March 4th, 2011 08:36 am (UTC)
It's an accent related thing. (: "Dahft" is more what it sounds like here, which when elongated as we were saying it, does sound a bit like "giraaaahffe" in the same accent. (I think it would be the same in yours? "Daft" "giraffe" - especially if thought as of "giraft?")

*High fives.* I'm wearing a pair of Doc Martens right now too. :D Although I unfortunately don't have any flannel shirts. I would actually like to remedy this...
kellychamblisskellychambliss on March 4th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
Clover seems a wee bit. . .um. . .sheltered? unobservant? like someone who doesn't pay a lot of attention? Or maybe I'm just expecting everyone her age to be as bright and knowledgeable as you, Kiwi! Glad you had a fun time.
Kiwi Crocus: Lesbians || Grass-root upbringing.cranky__crocus on March 4th, 2011 08:34 am (UTC)
She is absolutely sheltered, but acknowledges that and is trying to 'step out' into the world, hah. I met her this summer when we worked at camp together and through the summer - er, heh, with us - she had her first drink, a few other firsts and switched boyfriends from her 3-year traditional boyfriend to a Hampshire graduate who often spoke of his dissertation on something-to-do-with-Marxism. So she's definitely putting the effort into unsheltering herself. (:

One of her comments was, "You were the first out lesbian I met!" My mind boggled - "You're 20! With a year of college under your belt!" (In Boston, nonetheless - I've made new lesbian friends in Boston just by walking around.) She replied that there were no lesbians in her high school and I had to stop her right there with, "Dear, you might not have met them, but I dated a lesbian in your high school, one year above you."

(And thank you for another comment that made me blush!)
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Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Keys.cranky__crocus on March 8th, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
I think "uber" is one of those Internet things that has seeped into informal real-life usage with at least young generations. I don't remember when I first started hearing it, but it's definitely been popular in my varied pockets of the Internet for a long while.

You make a very valid point. How does one not look like a lesbian if there is no way to look like a lesbian (i.e. no stereotypes)? But she alter admitted she had heard of one stereotype - Berks, flannel, short-cropped hair, shorts - but not that there were many. We had a number of discussions about this through the next few days.