Teachable Moments: Whimsy

Anupa (@_anupa) and Denise (@balkissoon) were discussing doing a Teachable Moment on Zooey Deschanel aka the Whimsicallest Girl-Woman Ever. And then, Twitter did it for us.

“is the word whimsical ever applied to a non-white person?” – @balkissoon
_anupa
October 5, 2011
@_anupa @balkissoon interesting question.
geekigirl
October 5, 2011
Willow Smith? No non-white manic pixie dream girls tho. RT @anupa “is the word whimsical ever applied to a non-white person?” – @balkissoon
kelkord
October 5, 2011
@kelkord @anupa @balkissoon Every character from every Miyazaki movie ever = whimsical.
tcote
October 5, 2011
@_anupa @balkissoon ‘whimsical’ is how I encrypt ‘shitty’ in a polite criticism.
mdfdoyle
October 5, 2011
hehehehe RT @balkissoon: @_anupa didn’t copy the part where I said “whimsy is a white whord.”
_anupa
October 5, 2011
The real mystery is non-white application of “twee.”
kelkord
October 5, 2011
agree with @tcote comment. but are we talking about real people or fictional?
geekigirl
October 5, 2011
 I assumed we meant real people.
kelkord
October 5, 2011
Yes. To female characters in every Bollywood flick ever made.
nehathanki
October 5, 2011
 CATBUS IS REAL!!!!
tcote
October 5, 2011
Whatever, I’m whimsical as fuck.
GhostfaceKnitta
October 5, 2011
There was a time when I wanted to write a screenplay about a non-white pixie girl… Got notes some place…
bethmaher
October 5, 2011
Lisa Bonet. And Tyra, maybe? RT @_anupa: “is the word whimsical ever applied to a non-white person?” – @balkissoon
lisstless
October 5, 2011
Granted, she had too much of an inner life to truly fit the definition.
bethmaher
October 5, 2011
There is a missing tweet here, where @RafayAgha says Grace Jones is whimsical. Nice try pretending it didn’t happen.
 I totally disagree. Whimsical is not a word I’d use for her at all
geekigirl
October 5, 2011
Immediate reference to whimsy goes to Alice in Wonderland which goes to…corporate cannibal?
RafayAgha
October 5, 2011
Hold on, did you use whimsical to describe Grace Jones?
reneeswilliams
October 5, 2011
 Is this where I click the little ‘delete tweet’ button?
RafayAgha
October 5, 2011
whimsical to me includes non threatening aspects. Grace Jones doesn’t fit
geekigirl
October 5, 2011
@RafayAgha What did you delete? Put it back so I can put it on @ethnicaisle. DO IT.
balkissoon
October 5, 2011
@_anupa @balkissoon Neil deGrasse Tyson?
stingstingsting
October 5, 2011
@balkissoon @ethnicaisle #bullying
RafayAgha
October 5, 2011

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