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  1. thedaffodils's Avatar
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    #1

    Smile buttercup=?

    Eh, you silk-wearing buttercup!
    Hi! buttercup=?

    Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: buttercup=?

    Because you didn't provide surrounding contexts, I googled the sentence.
    It (first, I assume) appeared in the cartoon "The Simpsons."
    Kamp Krusty

    According the lines, I gather that it is a metaphor, which might be pejorative.

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    #3

    Re: buttercup=?

    In the sense used by Groundskeeper Willie, he was comparing Principal Skinner to a flower, and insinuating that the principal was effeminate.

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    Smile Re: buttercup=?

    Outofdejavu & Ouisch, Thank you for your help.

    Ouisch, If you have some idea, could you please explain why the gardener -Willian call the principal 'buttercup' rather than other flowers such as rose, lily, etc. when they didn't stand in front of butterup flower at that time?

    If I said John Doe was a buttercup without any other context, could native speakers understand what I meant?


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    #5

    Re: buttercup=?

    I feel it may be more connected to this: Urban Dictionary: buttercup

    Nothing to do with flowers!

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    #6

    Smile Re: buttercup=?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I feel it may be more connected to this: Urban Dictionary: buttercup

    Nothing to do with flowers!
    Thank you very much, Anglika.

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