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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
Amelia Bedelia
Amelia Bedelia is not a native speaker of English.
It's the only way that she can suffer from such chronic Blunt Metaphors Trauma and still have gainful employment.
  • Seemingly Jossed by the Young Amelia Bedelia books, which clearly present her as an all-American girl.

Amelia Bedelia has Asperger syndrome.
This mild form of autism is the other major cause of Blunt Metaphors Trauma. Other people have noticed this.

Amelia Bedelia actually does understand the directions she's given
She just deliberately bothers by the book as revenge against employers who have given ambiguous instructions and reprimanded her for following them.
  • An amusing idea, but again, if you accept the Young Amelia Bedelia books as canon, it's not so. She really does just take things literally.

Amelia Bedelia is having an affair with Mr. Rogers.
You don't think cookies alone are a good enough reason to keep someone like that around, do you?

Amelia Bedelia makes even better cookies than the books imply.

Amelia Bedelia is having an affair with Ms. Frizzle
  • You mean to say Amelia Bedelia is a Time Lady?
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