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2nd Aug '17 12:53:26 AM LessTalkMoreWatch
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*** As a Filipino-born American, having come to U.S. at age 12, my accent actually changes depending on who I'm talking to. The natural accent I came with remains intact when I'm addressing family or other Tagalog speaking Filipinos. My accent becomes more Americanized when I talk to my friends out of habit, having forced a more Americanized accent when I first arrived. Because I managed to force my way into an accent, after the first few months upon my arrival, I naturally switch between the two accents, and now it's a subconscious thing with me. That being said, assuming Cady's parents had native English speaking coworkers, what could have happened was that she spoke a certain way with her parents' coworkers, while she spoke another way to the African children she played with. Or another possibility is that she mimics her parents' accents when they reached the United States, having caught on that her parents' accents are more common in the country than the South African accent she had developed. With that possibility, it could be that she naturally a South African accent, and then after forcing an American accent, it eventually would become her natural accent. While how long it would take to change her accent is difficult to pinpoint, as everyone's different, it is believable that she speaks with the accent she speaks with in the movie because it's probably a forced accent.
22nd Jul '17 10:58:45 AM TMNTFanGirl
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** Some studies have shown that public schools are actually better than private schools--you also make more money if you work at a public school instead of a private school.

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** Some studies have shown that Many of the top schools in America are actually public schools--only 10% of American kids actually go to private schools (and not every who goes to a private school comes from a rich family) while 87% go to public schools (the remaining 3% are actually better than private schools--you also make more money if you work at a probably homeschooled or something). Also, statistically-speaking, public school instead of a teachers make way more money than private school.school teachers.
3rd Jul '17 12:40:44 AM mouschilight
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** A lot of girls do tend to copy dancing they see their favourite pop stars doing. Dance is a bit suggestive on its own, so while it's a bit icky, it's unfortunately TruthInTelevision. It's already a bit icky that these are sixteen-year-old girls performing this dance.P

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** A lot of girls do tend to copy dancing they see their favourite pop stars doing. Dance is a bit suggestive on its own, so while it's a bit icky, it's unfortunately TruthInTelevision. It's already a bit icky that these are sixteen-year-old girls performing this dance.P
dance.
3rd Jul '17 12:40:17 AM mouschilight
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* Regina's line referring to Gretchen's nomination for Spring Fling Queen, saying that "She's not even pretty." In the original script, Gretchen was intended to be average at best, ugly at worst - mostly desirable because of her expensive clothes and lavish lifestyle. When the obviously pretty Lacey Chabert was cast for the role, this line was left in, and rather than just a statement, it becomes an insight into Regina's character. She truly believes that she is the queen bee because she deserves it, because she is superior to Karen and Gretchen. YMMV on which girl is most attractive, but fans can all agree that each of them is gorgeous, and only Regina's inflated ego could have resulted in such a surprise at Gretchen's nomination.

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* Regina's line referring to Gretchen's nomination for Spring Fling Queen, saying that "She's not even pretty." In the original script, Gretchen was intended to be average at best, ugly at worst - mostly desirable because of her expensive clothes and lavish lifestyle. When the obviously pretty Lacey Chabert Creator/LaceyChabert was cast for the role, this line was left in, and rather than just a statement, it becomes an insight into Regina's character. She truly believes that she is the queen bee because she deserves it, because she is superior to Karen and Gretchen. YMMV on which girl is most attractive, but fans can all agree that each of them is gorgeous, and only Regina's inflated ego could have resulted in such a surprise at Gretchen's nomination.



** Or it was a result of Regina becoming threatened by Janis's popularity and wanting to take her down. Regina could have been depending on *others* having heard that Janis was Lebanese, and being able to easily convince them that they had heard "lesbian" instead.
* Minor but facepalm-worthy: "Fetch," which seems like such a random word, is probably short for "fetching," which ''would'' make sense in the contexts she uses it.

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** Or it was a result of Regina becoming threatened by Janis's popularity and wanting to take her down. Regina could have been depending on *others* ''others'' having heard that Janis was Lebanese, and being able to easily convince them that they had heard "lesbian" instead.
* Minor but facepalm-worthy: "Fetch," {{facepalm}}-worthy: "Fetch", which seems like such a random word, is probably short for "fetching," "fetching", which ''would'' make sense in the contexts she uses it.
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* Not exactly FridgeHorror, but if Janis choreographed the sexy Jingle Bell Rock dance when she was still friends with Regina, that means that she, Regina, and the other Plastics were no older than 12 or 13 years old when they started performing it at school talent shows (and presumably wearing the costumes).
** To be fair, those costumes probably covered more back then...
** A lot of girls do tend to copy dancing they see their favourite pop stars doing. Dance is a bit suggestive on its own, so while it's a bit icky, it's unfortunately TruthInTelevision. It's already a bit icky that these are sixteen-year-old girls performing this dance.P



** Cady didn't spend her whole life in Africa, just all of her school years. She could have been five or six when she when over, so english isn't a problem. As for the accent, she could have picked that up from her parents.
*** As a Britain born OopNorth and raised in Spain for my schooling years, I can tell you people do tend to lose their original accent after a while. Just chalk it up to NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent.

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** Cady didn't spend her whole life in Africa, just all of her school years. She could have been five or six when she when went over, so english English isn't a problem. As for the accent, she could have picked that up from her parents.
*** As a Britain born Britain-born OopNorth and raised in Spain for my schooling years, I can tell you people do tend to lose their original accent after a while. Just chalk it up to NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent.



** I noticed that when Ms Norbury asks who has felt victimised by Regina, the teachers and even Mr Duvall raise their hands too. So it might be that Regina is so effective as an AlphaBitch that even the teachers don't question her. As for the cut blouses, we only see them wearing the clothes like that for one afternoon - so maybe the teachers did forbid them. It's just that they didn't have replacement tops they could change into that day.

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** I noticed that when Ms Ms. Norbury asks who has felt victimised by Regina, the teachers and even Mr Duvall raise their hands too. So it might be that Regina is so effective as an AlphaBitch that even the teachers don't question her. As for the cut blouses, we only see them wearing the clothes like that for one afternoon - so maybe the teachers did forbid them. It's just that they didn't have replacement tops they could change into that day.




!! FridgeHorror
* Not exactly FridgeHorror, but if Janis choreographed the sexy Jingle Bell Rock dance when she was still friends with Regina, that means that she, Regina, and the other Plastics were no older than 12 or 13 years old when they started performing it at school talent shows (and presumably wearing the costumes).
** To be fair, those costumes probably covered more back then...
** A lot of girls do tend to copy dancing they see their favourite pop stars doing. Dance is a bit suggestive on its own, so while it's a bit icky, it's unfortunately TruthInTelevision. It's already a bit icky that these are sixteen-year-old girls performing this dance.
27th Mar '17 2:39:45 PM Monolaf317
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** A lot of girls do tend to copy dancing they see their favourite pop stars doing. Dance is a bit suggestive on its own, so while it's a bit icky, it's unfortunately TruthInTelevision. It's already a bit icky that these are sixteen-year-old girls performing this dance.

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** A lot of girls do tend to copy dancing they see their favourite pop stars doing. Dance is a bit suggestive on its own, so while it's a bit icky, it's unfortunately TruthInTelevision. It's already a bit icky that these are sixteen-year-old girls performing this dance.dance.
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5th Dec '16 2:03:48 PM gaimanite.pkat
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** Or it was a result of Regina becoming threatened by Janis's popularity and wanting to take her down. Regina could have been depending on *others* having heard that Janis was Lebanese, and being able to easily convince them that they had heard "lesbian" instead.
31st Oct '16 8:49:40 AM Bergamot
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* Minor but facepalm-worthy: "Fetch," which seems like such a random word, is probably short for "fetching," which ''would'' make sense in the contexts she uses it.
31st Oct '16 8:14:45 AM Bergamot
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* Since the movie, Gretchen's "fetch" has gained some use as slang for a ForcedMeme. Does that mean she really ''did'' make "fetch" happen?
25th Feb '16 8:17:48 AM creader
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* Regina's line referring to Gretchen's nomination for Spring Fling Queen, saying that "She's not even pretty." In the original script, Gretchen was intended to be average at best, ugly at worst - mostly desirable because of her expensive clothes and lavish lifestyle. When the obviously pretty Lacey Chabert was cast for the role, this line was left in, and rather than just a statement, it becomes an insight into Regina's character. She truly believes that she is the queen bee because she deserves it, because she is superior to Karen and Gretchen. YMMV on which girl is most attractive, but fans can all agree that each of them is gorgeous, and only Regina's inflated ego could have resulted in such a surprise at Gretchen's nomination.
17th Sep '15 3:32:36 PM fearlessnikki
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** I noticed that when Ms Norbury asks who has felt victimised by Regina, the teachers and even Mr Duvall raise their hands too. So it might be that Regina is so effective as an AlphaBitch that even the teachers don't question her. As for the cut blouses, we only see them wearing the clothes like that for one afternoon - so maybe the teachers did forbid them. It's just that they didn't have replacement tops they could change into that day.



** To be fair, those costumes probably covered more back then...

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** To be fair, those costumes probably covered more back then...then...
** A lot of girls do tend to copy dancing they see their favourite pop stars doing. Dance is a bit suggestive on its own, so while it's a bit icky, it's unfortunately TruthInTelevision. It's already a bit icky that these are sixteen-year-old girls performing this dance.
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