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.')
"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]