“The Plastics” and Other Cute English Phrases With Mean Girls
Is today Wednesday? Because on Wednesdays we wear pink. So if today is Wednesday, make sure to wear your speck of pink: pink hair, pink socks, pink shirt, pink shoes, or pink pants. Really, anything works. As for me, I may not have pink hair but I can totally wear my pink shirt and pink corduroys. Is that too much pink? Eh, that should suffice.
If the movie Mean Girls is a color, it would be pink. Pink to symbolize a mishmash of themes of youthfulness, teen romance, mischievous playfulness, sweetness here and there, and a hint of immaturity. For what is a perfect teen movie without all these ingredients + cute outfits + memorable lines?
Spoilers not included: Mean Girls is your quintessential early 2000s teen film starring Lindsay Lohan. Meet Cady Heron, the new girl in town, who just moved from Africa. She has been homeschooled most of her life, living with her parents and the animals of the vast wilderness. But now that she’s moved back to the United States, she is to go to an actual high school with students and teachers, a world that is very different from what she was used to. She then meets Damien and Janis, who help her navigate the high school maze of cliques. Then, there comes The Plastics, who kind of paints her life all shades of pink, good and bad. Ho. Ho. Ho. And now, the fun… or shall I say the teen drama begins!
Well, there is more to the story. Therefore, the limit does not exist here. So, if you want to put your English skills to the test, reminisce about high school, and learn the importance of apologizing when you’re wrong, then time to stream Mean Girls. This movie is so fetch, you would be obsessed! Cheese fries anyone?
Meaning – great + cool = grool
Sentence – That new hairstyle is totally grool.
Meaning – cool, awesome
Sentence – Gretchen just made fetch happen.
3. Lavatory pass
Meaning – restroom pass
Sentence – Cady doesn’t need a lavatory pass to eat her lunch.
4. Man candy
Meaning – gorgeous boyfriend
Sentence – Don’t you think Aaron Samuels is such a man candy?
5. New meat
Meaning – new student
Sentence – Cady, the new meat, just moved here from Africa.
6. The Plastics
Meaning – teen royalty that rules the school; the most popular and arrogant group of girls (of North Shore High School)
Sentence – The Plastics are practicing all day for the Winter Talent Show.
Meaning – carbohydrates
Sentence – Is Regina on a carbs diet?
8. Word vomit
Meaning – to say something unexpectedly, as though the words are just spilling out of one's mouth
Sentence – Uh oh, she is having a word vomit.
Meaning – awesomeness
Sentence – Her mom has the cutest dance moves ever. Coolness.
Meaning – a way to describe someone who is acting strange and weird
Sentence – Is Jason being a skeeze again?
11. Burn book
Meaning – a journal to write all your thoughts and feelings
Sentence – What color is your burn book?
12. Toaster Strudel
Meaning – a brand of frozen pastry that can be heated in a toaster
Sentence – I am craving a toaster strudel right now.
13. Cool jams
Meaning – good music; popular tunes
Sentence – Jingle Bell Rock is always one of my favorite cool jams.
Meaning – a math athlete; a person who participates in a math contests
Sentence – The mathletes always sing their song once a year.
15. Queen Bee
Meaning – leader of a group
Sentence – Is Regina George a better Queen Bee than Cady Heron?