One of my favourite Lorelai-isms is her use of the word ‘Dirty’. It pops up (dirty!) throughout the seven seasons and in one word, captures both her fun-loving childish side as well as her grown-up-ness-ness.
From humble beginnings…
Luke: By the way, you do tell people that you’re the one that named my toolbox, right?
Lorelai: Toolbox, dirty.
Luke: Oh geez.
Bonus point for the first person to tell me the name of Luke’s toolbox. On to one of my personal favourites, conjuring naughtiness out of thin air:
Luke: Go one day without coffee.
Lorelai: That’s not giving up.
Luke: I’ll put a toy in your cereal.
And a stunning one-two, in a town meeting no less:
Taylor: You really have to work on your punctuality, Lorelai. I banged the meeting in a half an hour ago.
Lorelai: Uh, dirty!
Taylor: All right now, the last order of business is a matter relating personally to me, therefore I’m going to give Miss Patty my gavel.
Lorelai: Again, dirty!
Taylor: Stop that.
By season 3, other people are doing it without her (ooh dirty):
Rory: We like tacos.
Lorelai: Yes, we do. [reads] “You haven’t had a taco until you’ve spent some time at Hector’s, crisp and meaty – ”
Rory: … dirty.
Lorelai: Thank you.
And a couple to finish from Luke:
Luke: Well, if you have a big one you don’t need a small one. [Lorelai opens her mouth] Don’t say ‘dirty’, it’s too easy.
Luke: No, I’ve filled my whacking quota for the week. Dirty?
Do you use ‘Dirty’ like Lorelai? In honour of Lorelai, I challenge you to use it appropriately this week. I want a dirty epidemic, people.
Pic c/o TheWB