|Jennifer Speak: The Diablo Cody Dictionary|
|Written by Ivan Radford|
|Friday, 06 November 2009 12:57|
Lesbian kissing, male disembowelling, grey slime puking - all are found in Jennifer's Body, but these are not the things that Diablo Cody is famous for. The Oscar-winning screenwriter of Juno, Cody's claim to fame stems from her scabrous wit and ever-quotable dialogue. Popping cultural references out of her pen with serious panache, she comes up with words that are born to be used in your own conversation. But hell, half of them need some explanation. And so we bring you the definitive Diablo Cody Dictionary, a glossary of "Jennifer Speak". Forget "your eggo is preggo" and start spouting these babies...
The affection that develops between small children in a sand pit and lasts for eternity.
A rather close relationship between two girls at high school, who may or may not be playing doctors and nurses instead of doing their homework.
Salty means attractive but there is a sexual connotation here. So when Chip, Needy’s boyfriend, says she’s soy sauce, that’s a lovely compliment.
Meaning the whiff of sexual activity is evidenced in the air.
The emotion Iago attempts to generate in Othello; the green eyed monster – jealousy.
Boys, men, that can be devoured as a mere starter rather than a main course. An extra salty morsel would denote a very attractive boy.
Breasts. As Jennifer explains, "point ‘em in the right direction and shit gets real".
No, don’t speak. Or in cockney, "shut your gob".
When one has had enough of talking about a particular subject or emotion.
When deeply irritated by a friend, you are metaphorically eradicating them.
See you later, but with more impact. i.e; it’s impossible to see Jennifer without being stunned.
Referencing female arousal, this is a woman’s equivalent to the ‘hard-on.’
They cut and shredded her like they were preparing mass-market and rather cheap sushi.
A derogatory description of a woman whose angst is as profound as silicon.
When you have sexual competence beyond graduation.
To have "the painters and decorators in", surfing the crimson tide, in the middle of your period.
Jennifer's Body is out in UK cinemas now. Check out the trailer over here.